Lucidchart—Diagrams done right

Lucidchart is a professional-grade app that allows users to make diagrams, graphic organizers, maps, and images. When Lucidchart is launched, users must create a profile or log in to an existing account. Next, users must tap the “+” on the main screen to create a new chart, and then select a template, name their diagram, and tap the “Create New Diagram” button. Once created, there is a variety of content that can be added to the chart, which include shapes, texts, and containers. Once content is added, users can manipulate it by tapping the boxes at the content’s…

Review Overview

A. Instruction - 8.3
B. Design - 6.5
C. Engagement - 7.3

7.4

Lucidchart: An App for Creating Graphic Organizers

Summary : An Advanced App for Creating Charts

Lucidchart is a professional-grade app that allows users to make diagrams, graphic organizers, maps, and images. When Lucidchart is launched, users must create a profile or log in to an existing account. Next, users must tap the “+” on the main screen to create a new chart, and then select a template, name their diagram, and tap the “Create New Diagram” button. Once created, there is a variety of content that can be added to the chart, which include shapes, texts, and containers. Once content is added, users can manipulate it by tapping the boxes at the content’s corners, and users can add arrows by pulling the circle(s) on the content’s borders. Plus, there are advanced options that let users choose different colors for shapes and advanced options for altering the color scheme and appearance for the entire diagram. To access the different content, users can browse the menu on the right of the screen. When finished, users can share their work over email by exporting it as a PDF or PNG file.

Instructional Ideas

  1. Teachers can have students create a diagram that compares multiple ideas, principles, or figures using this app. The comparisons can be represented in the app by using different shapes. Lines and text can be added to the diagram to express the connections between the points of comparison. When finished, students can email their teacher a copy of the diagram.
  2. Students can make a T-chart or Venn diagram using this app and add text that explains the relationship between the different concepts. When finished, students can email their teacher a copy of their diagram.
  3. Students can make a flowchart to demonstrate their understanding of a concept, cycle, or process. Students can label the different parts of the flowchart and write a short paragraph under it to explain how an element flows through it. When finished, students can email their teacher a copy of their diagram.
  4. After teaching a topic or reading a text, teachers can allow students to represent their understanding of it creatively using this app. When finished, students can take a screen shot of their work so it is saved to their iPad’s camera roll and then post it to a class website. Once posted, teachers can have students review their classmates’ work and write responses.
A1. Rigor
A2. 21st Century Skills
A3. Conn. to Future Learning
A4. Value of Errors
A5. Feedback to Teacher
A6. Level of Material
A7. Cooperative Learning
A8. Accom. of Individual Diff.
B1. Ability to Save Progress
B2. Platform Integration
B3. Screen Design
B4. Ease of Use
B5. Navigation
B6. Goal Orientation
B7. Information Presentation
B8. Media Integration
B9. Cultural Sensitivity
C1. Learner Control
C2. Interactivity
C3. Pace
C4. Flexibility
C5. Interest
C6. Aesthetics
C7. Utility

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