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Getting Started with Lucid Chart

  1. 1. Getting Started with LucidChart A Tutorial Created by  Kathleen McKim and Carol Neeland for LS 5233 - Multimedia
  2. 2. Your guides today are: <ul><li>Kathleen McKim ~ </li></ul><ul><li>High School Librarian at Al Bayan Bilingual School in Kuwait </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Carol Neeland ~ </li></ul><ul><li>Middle School IT Teacher at the American School of The Hague in The Netherlands </li></ul>
  3. 3. 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 to get started today. How to Sign Up by Kathleen:
  4. 4. How to Create a New Chart <ul><li>Next, Carol will walk you through the steps of creating a new LucidChart document. Please click on the link below to view the video: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  5. 5. How to share a chart <ul><li>On the link below, Carol will show you how to share a LucidChart diagram with a colleague or student: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  6. 6. How to work collaboratively <ul><li>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! </li></ul><ul><li>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: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  7. 7. A Note about Copyright <ul><li>In the video on the previous slide, Carol showed that it is technically possible to use the Google search feature within LucidChart.  </li></ul><ul><li>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 &quot;Distribution.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Citing Images in LucidChart <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>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.  </li></ul><ul><li>His response is on the following slide (reprinted with permission from Mitch Dumke). </li></ul>
  9. 9. Citing Images used in LucidChart <ul><li>Hi Carol, </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you for your email, I am excited for your students to use LucidChart! </li></ul><ul><li>When citing Iconfinder, a general reference to the website 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. </li></ul><ul><li>Cheers, </li></ul><ul><li>Mitch Dumke </li></ul>
  10. 10. Our Venn Diagram~A Work in Progress Click here to see the diagram on LucidChart. &quot;Blue Mosque Istanbul.&quot; Welcome to See and Enjoy . 15 Mar. 2011. Web. 22 Feb. 2012. <>.
  11. 11. What else can LucidChart do? <ul><ul><li>Flowcharts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mind maps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Storyboards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Diagrams </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and other graphic organizers! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>On the slides that follow you will see some examples that Carol and Kathleen created with LucidChart. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Narrative Text Visual Story Mapping For an explanation of how to use this map on LucidChart, check in with Kathleen at   Adapted from Billmeyer, p. 157.
  13. 13. Standards Addressed by Visual Story Mapping on LucidChart <ul><li>TEKS 110.20 , English Language Arts and Reading, Grade 8 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(A) analyze linear plot developments to determind whether and how conflicts are resolved. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>ISTE NETS for Students </li></ul><ul><ul><li>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.     </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Science Concept/Definition <ul><li>For an explanation of how to use a concept definition map, check in with Kathleen at </li></ul>
  15. 15. Standards Addressed by Concept/Definition Map <ul><li>TEKS 112.35, Chemistry </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Science concepts.  The student knows how atoms form ionic, metallic, and covalent bonds. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>ISTE NETS for Students </li></ul><ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Fair Use Engine <ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Standards Addressed by Fair Use Engine <ul><li>ISTE NETS for Teachers </li></ul><ul><li>4.  Promote and Model Digital Citizenship and Responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers understand local and global societal issues and responsibilities in an evolving digital culture and exhibit legal and ethical behavior in their professional practices. </li></ul><ul><li>a. Advocate, model, and teach safe, legal, and ethical use of digital information and technology, including respect for copyright, intellectual property, and the appropriate documentation of sources </li></ul><ul><li>ISTE NETS for Students </li></ul><ul><li>5. Digital Citizenship  </li></ul><ul><li>Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior.  </li></ul><ul><li>a. Advocate and practice safe, legal, and responsible  </li></ul><ul><li>use of information and technology </li></ul>
  18. 18. How to Publish Your LucidChart <ul><li>Sharing your collective knowledge with the global community is just a few clicks away.  Share your LucidChart  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>with a tag within the LucidChart network,  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>as webpages,  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>as PDF pages,  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>as PNG or PDF images (screen or print resolution),  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>or as links to inert or embed into projects.   </li></ul></ul><ul><li>You may also choose popular social media venues such as Facebook or Twitter.   </li></ul><ul><li>Kathleen will explain just a few ways you can share and publish your LucidCharts at . </li></ul>
  19. 19. Conclusion <ul><li>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: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>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! </li></ul><ul><li>Carol and Kathleen </li></ul>
  20. 20. Works Cited <ul><li>&quot;About Lucid Chart.&quot; Lucid Chart ., n.d. Web. 22 Feb. 2012. </li></ul><ul><li>      <>. </li></ul><ul><li>Billmeyer, Rachel.  Strategies to Engage the Mind of the Reader . 2nd ed. Omaha, NB: Printco  </li></ul><ul><li>      Graphics, 2006. Print.   </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;ISTE NETS for Students 2007.&quot; ISTE., 2007. Web. 22 Feb. 2012. </li></ul><ul><li>      <  students/nets-student-standards-2007.aspx>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;ISTE NETS for Teachers 2008.&quot;  ISTE., 2008. Web. 22 Feb. 2012. </li></ul><ul><li>      <>. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Works Cited <ul><li>Neeland, Carol, and Aaron Tyo-Dickerson. &quot;Fair Use Engine.&quot;  LucidChart . 15 Feb. 2012. Web. </li></ul><ul><li>       </li></ul><ul><li>      22 Feb. 2012. < </li></ul><ul><li>      </li></ul><ul><li>      2a2b0ad7df07?page=0&branch=dd83d169-323a-4372-8ac6-fb9edc6a1658>. </li></ul><ul><li>Texas Education Agency. Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills .  N.d. Web. 22 Feb. 2012.  </li></ul><ul><li>      <>. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Special Thanks <ul><li>Kathleen would like to thank Mr. Mahmoud Ngem, Chemistry teacher at Al Bayan Bilingual School, for his collaboration on the Science Concept/Definition Map. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Tools Used <ul><li>LucidChart: </li></ul><ul><li>GoogleDocs: </li></ul><ul><li>Jing: </li></ul><ul><li>Quicktime Player: </li></ul><ul><li>SlideShare: </li></ul><ul><li>Wallwisher: </li></ul><ul><li>Wikispaces: </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube: </li></ul>