SEDC is a strong supporter of Google Apps for Education. Lucidchart and Lucidpress are online diagramming and layout applications included in this suite. When you use Lucid tools, signing in is easy—use your educational account—and your documents are saved to the cloud. These tools are great alternatives to programs like Inspiration or Publisher. Building diagrams, such as flowcharts and mind maps, is as simple as dragging and dropping. Lucid Software's design team has created a library of free, professional-quality templates that you can use to create print or digital versions of posters, yearbooks, and magazines.
If you've used cloud-based educational software, you already know the pros of switching—these programs run in your browser and allow for easy classroom collaboration. Here's a rundown of the features of Lucidchart and Lucidpress.