High School Librarian at Al Bayan Bilingual School in Kuwait
Carol Neeland ~
Middle School IT Teacher at the American School of The Hague in The Netherlands
What is LucidChart? Lucid Chart allows users to create, collaborate on, and publish attractive flowcharts and other diagrams from a web browser. Sign up for K-12 Educators is free. Go to www.lucidchart.com to get started today. How to Sign Up by Kathleen: http://screencast.com/t/jEQ4Wub0Ox LucidChart.com
In the video below, Carol and Kathleen will use a Venn Diagram to show similarities and differences between where Kathleen lives in Kuwait and where Carol lives in The Netherlands. It's global collaboration in action!
Please click on the link to watch us work collaboratively in LucidChart. We will add text and pictures in addition to communicating via the chat feature:
In the video on the previous slide, Carol showed that it is technically possible to use the Google search feature within LucidChart.
Important : If you and your students are creating projects that will be on the open Internet (not password-protected), you should not use the images found on Google, unless they specifically say that they are in Public Domain or have Creative Commons licenses . Fair Use does not apply on the open Internet because it is considered "Distribution."
Your librarians would be happy to teach you more about Copyright and Fair Use. We can also assist your students in learning how to search for Creative Commons and public domain images.
Information for an image citation does not appear with the image in LucidChart. It is challenging to determine where the images come from. From within LucidChart, it is not possible to request only Creative Commons or Public Domain images.
Carol contacted LucidChart through the website to find out how to locate more information about the images. Within a few hours, a representative from LucidChart responded.
His response is on the following slide (reprinted with permission from Mitch Dumke).
Thank you for your email, I am excited for your students to use LucidChart!
When citing Iconfinder, a general reference to the website Iconfinder.com should be sufficient and images from Google images from the search bar can easily be found by searching the normal Google images search bar and they will appear in the same order as they do in LucidChart. From there you should be able to find the correct citation. Does this answer your question? Please let me know how else I can help.
Our Venn Diagram~A Work in Progress Click here to see the diagram on LucidChart. "Blue Mosque Istanbul." Welcome to See and Enjoy . 15 Mar. 2011. Web. 22 Feb. 2012. <http://javed-sultan.blogspot.com/2011/03/blue-mosque-istanbul.html>.
On the slides that follow you will see some examples that Carol and Kathleen created with LucidChart.
Narrative Text Visual Story Mapping For an explanation of how to use this map on LucidChart, check in with Kathleen at http://screencast.com/t/XdIs5v3G Adapted from Billmeyer, p. 157.
Standards Addressed by Visual Story Mapping on LucidChart
TEKS 110.20 , English Language Arts and Reading, Grade 8
Comprehension of Literary Text/Fiction. Students understand, make inferences and draw conclusions about the structure and elements of fiction and provide evidence from text to support their understanding.
(A) analyze linear plot developments to determind whether and how conflicts are resolved.
ISTE NETS for Students
Standard 2, Communication and Collaboration: Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others.
Science concepts. The student knows how atoms form ionic, metallic, and covalent bonds.
ISTE NETS for Students
Standard 2, Communication and Collaboration: Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others.
Carol and one of her colleagues are collaborating on a Moodle website about Copyright and Fair Use. They are using LucidChart to design a Fair Use Engine to help middle school teachers and students to determine whether a use of intellectual property is fair use.
We have shown you only a few of the tools and features available in LucidChart. Now that you know how to get started, you might enjoy exploring more of the features on your own. If you plan to use LucidChart with students, you may want to view some of the tutorials available on LucidChart's website:
Your librarians are waiting to collaborate with you. Call today to discuss ideas about how we can make LucidChart work for your students. Thanks for watching!