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3 ways to transform your classroom with free online design softwareHere at Lucidpress, we see many educators looking to take their teaching to the next level. We believe in the tremendous power of technology to make that happen—and that every educator deserves to know about the best tools. Here are three ways that Lucidpress, free online design software, can breathe new life into your day-to-day projects.
Make an eye-popping syllabusThe first day of class can set the tone for the rest of the year—and the course syllabus is usually the topic du jour. But simply handing out a syllabus doesn’t guarantee that students and parents will actually read it. With Lucidpress’s pre-created templates, creating engaging documents is only a click away—just drag and drop text and images into place. A digital syllabus can even feature videos and scrolling text!
Start with a professional template, then customize it to fit your needs.
Create an interactive lessonOnce you’ve made your new syllabus, it’s time to live up to the high expectations you’ve set for your classroom! Interactive lessons, which can also be created in Lucidpress, are one way to deliver on this promise.
Engage your students with interactive learning on any device.With Lucidpress’s digital templates, you can include rich media in your curriculum. Instead of just clicking “next” to advance through a body of text, students will find themselves scrolling, watching slideshows, and viewing videos, all as part of a seamless learning experience.
Have students collaborate on a group project
But teachers shouldn’t keep all Lucidpress’s fun and features to themselves. As a cloud-based app, Lucidpress is perfect for group work. Much like Google Docs, multiple students can work on a single document simultaneously, whether they’re side by side in a computer lab, or working on a project at home. This flexibility provides all group members with equal chances to participate. With built-in chat and comments, it’s easy for group members and teachers alike to leave feedback on their work.
Teachers can comment directly on students’ work, without infringing on their creativity.
How to get started
Getting started is easy with Lucidpress for education. Simply register for a free account using your educational email address, then request the educational upgrade for additional features. With Lucidpress, you can teach lessons that students will never forget.
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Jacob Shumway is a content writer for Lucidpress. Having recently studied English at BYU, he appreciates the power of visual communication in education firsthand.