Tomorrow, we have our first PLC meeting of the year! I love my PLC (and I am not just writing this because I hope they will read it!) *Wave* I always get really great ideas from them. I am going to share how I create documents with LucidPress. You could use this for class newsletters or students could use it themselves. My Spanish 1B students are creating a magazine, and I hope that they use LucidPress to publish it at the end of the year. I have been using it for my Noticias. I feel that it makes it look much more legitimate. Here is how to get started:
- My school emailed them to get a school account. This has been great because it is free!
- First, I click on “Create Document.”
- Then, I select my template. I really like Newsletter 1. It is towards the bottom of the list. Then, you hit “create new.”
- On the next screen, you can name your document in the pop-up section.
- Then, you see your template- ready to edit!
- You can click on items to delete, and you can do this through using your keyboard delete button.
- In order to change text, you can click twice on the existing text box, so it is highlighted. Once this happens, start typing. At times, I have found that I will accidentally delete something, and it can be a pain to recover the same text and location of the original text box that you want to edit.
- After this, it is pretty simple to edit. Below the share button is a grey arrow which toggles the screen. You can edit the text and alignment there. (I am sure you can do other cool things, but I stick to the text and alignment).
- If you want to add a text box, image etc, you can do that under the “Insert” option in the menu on the top of the screen. You can also insert a video which would be awesome. (I haven’t tried this yet though.)
- Once you are done, you can publish it (and include it on your wall or Tweet about it). You can also embed it into a website or blog. You could also email it to people using the share button. These are all in the upper right corner.
And that is how you create a newsletter using LucidPress! I think overall it is pretty intuitive. On the welcome screen, there are more tutorials if you want to be fancier than my basic instructions.