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Use the Lucidchart Add-on in Google Docs

Work Individually, in Pairs or as a Group

20- 25 mins


Lucidcharts is an excellent tool to create diagrams, flowcharts, and maps in an efficient and collaborative way. Lucidcharts provides templates that can be altered to fit the needs of your classroom. In this activity you will use the Add-on for Lucidcharts to generate a Venn Diagram that will be of use during summer training. Please respond to the reflection questions in your workshop journal after completing the activity.


  1. Open a Google Doc and rename it “Google Apps Diagram”.

  2. Next, click on Add-ons in the toolbar and search Lucidchart Diagrams. Add this by clicking Free.png.

  3. You will need to authorize Lucidchart as an add-on. You will click “Grant Access” to link your Google Account to your Lucidchart Account.

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  1. Now click on Add-ons > Lucidchart Diagrams > Insert Diagrams.  The following will appear on the right-hand side of your Google Doc...

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  1. Click the CREATE button and choose the Venn Diagram by double clicking.Lucidchart 3.png

  2. This will now open up a diagram in Lucidcharts.

  3. Take a moment to think of three applications that you have learned, discussed, and/or explored in our workshops.

  4. Double click on the text, write the name of the three applications that you chose.  Write 2-3 similarities of the different applications and 2-3 features that make them different or special.

  5. Use this diagram in a benchmark presentation with colleagues this summer.  This could be a perfect tool for a mini lesson!

  6. After you have generated the Venn Diagram in Lucidcharts click Save and Close.png. The Diagram will now appear in “My Diagrams” in the Lucidchart Add-on.

  7. Find the Document that you created and click Insert.  This will insert the diagram into the Google Doc.


Answer the following questions in your workshop journal:
    • How can Lucidcharts can be a useful tool in your classroom for instruction?  
    • How can Lucidcharts be a useful tool for your students?