Lucidpress is a free service that I frequently recommend when I’m asked for an online tool to use to create flyers, brochures, newspapers, newsletters, and short ebooks. Lucidpress provides teachers and students with a collaborative editing tool that is packed with design templates. That’s why I like to say that Lucidpress combines the best of the collaboration aspects of Google Docs with the design elements of services like Canva or software like Apple’s Pages. Furthermore, Lucidpress lets you include videos in your documents along with pictures, text, and hyperlinks.
Creating a document on Lucidpress can be as simple or as complicated as you want to make it. To get started you might stick with the basics of moving text and pictures around on the document by just dragging and dropping. There are options for layering images with differing amounts of transparency, image cropping tools, and font customization options in each Lucidpress template. As mentioned above, you can also add videos into your projects (obviously, they only play when viewed online).
You can have your students create individual Lucidpress education accounts, but the easier option is to use the Google Classroom integration offered by Lucidpress.
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