If You Love #Jamboard, You’ll Adore #Lucidspark: Elevating Every Student’s Voice with Lucidspark (🎁 with a giveaway 🎁)

Stacey Roshan
4 min readDec 27, 2023

My “Tech with Heart” message is all about leveraging edtech to provide every student a platform to make their ideas seen and heard in a format that feels comfortable to them.

Lucidspark shines as a tool to promote more engaging and inclusive discussions!

Many people discovered the power of virtual whiteboards during pandemic remote learning. So many teachers fell in love with Jamboard! But, as we’ve seen before, tech tools come and go, and Jamboard will be sunsetting soon.

I understand the struggle to shift over to a new tech tool when what you were doing was working well for you. But let me tell you, Lucidspark opens up so many more opportunities for you as a teacher and facilitator while remaining centered on education users. Plus, it’s free for edu! Additionally, Lucidspark will allow you to import your Jamboard creations so that prior work isn’t lost (Jam files import tool coming soon).

I’ve been a Lucidspark user since it launched in 2020, and I love it for teaching and presenting. So, I wanted to create a video where I walk you through how to harness Lucidspark to:

  • ✅ Brainstorm with a whiteboard that’s as dynamic as your ideas.
  • ✅ Gather and sort ideas seamlessly.
  • ✅ Engage with emoji reactions that say more than words.
  • ✅ Bring everyone on board with interactive voting.
  • ✅ Engage students with quick check-ins and other dynamic activities

More specifically, you’ll learn:

  • 1:50 Why Lucidspark is one of my favorite tools
  • 1️⃣ Simplicity Meets Robustness: Lucidspark’s facilitator tools and controls are a game-changer. They ensure everyone stays on track and even help you identify those who may need extra support.
  • 2️⃣ Interactive Engagement: Reactions, voting, and sorting — these features make discussions engaging and inclusive of all voices. It’s like having a digital toolkit to amplify your brainstorming sessions!
  • 3️⃣ Navigation: Frames are your superpower! Whiteboards can be overwhelming, but frames help you organize and chunk information. Participants can navigate seamlessly with an automated table of contents or scroll through like presentation slides. It’s a total game-changer!
  • 🍒 And Lucidspark’s latest feature, Visual Activities! These make my #TechWithHeart sing, allowing for quick temperature checks, team-building, and so much more. Catch a sneak peek in this video. You won’t believe what you can do with it! 🎉
  • 2:48 Some of my favorite Lucidspark features to keep your class in focus
  • 👉 Lucidspark’s laser pointer
  • 👉 Take the Lead controls to zoom students’ view on precisely what they need
  • 👉 Follow a Collaborator to observe and guide individual students
  • 🔒 Facilitator Controls to toggle features on/off, ensuring students stay on task and your board stays in check
  • 3:37 Frames, Table of Contents, and Paths for organization and navigation
  • 🖼️ Frames are your secret weapon for whiteboard organization.
  • 📜 The automated table of contents offers a clear roadmap, keeping everyone on track.
  • 🛤️ Paths empower you to guide your students through the board sequentially, ensuring a smooth journey through the content.
  • 6:33 Breakout Boards
  • 7:20 Reactions and Voting Session
  • 7:33 Visual Activities
  • 🚀 Boost student engagement and foster connections through interactive and collaborative activities in Lucidspark.
  • 🌟 Choose from a range of pre-created activities, and run them as they are or tailor them to your specific needs!
  • 📊 It’s not just activities; it’s your key to holistic check-ins with students, temperature checks, and a pulse on how the class is doing and feeling.
  • 11:58 Show Authors on sticky notes
  • 12:36 Templates & education-specific tools
  • 🔍 Filter by topic or specific keywords to find the ideal template for your needs.
  • ✏️ Customize and edit your chosen template, making it uniquely yours.
  • 🔄 Seamlessly combine multiple templates to create the optimal lesson.
  • 13:20 Lucid training and professional development/learning
  • 13:44 Lucidspark integrations
  • 14:26 Industry leader
  • 14:51 🎁 Bonus challenge instructions and walkthrough + giveaway
  • 💬 Step 1: Engage with the interactive Lucidspark board found in the description box of my YouTube video. Share your thoughts and collaborate with fellow educators. 🧠
  • 📱 Step 2: Post highlights from the activity to your preferred social media channel. Include a screenshot of something you contributed to the Lucidspark board. (Don’t forget to tag me and @LucidSoftware in your post!)
  • 🏆 Step 3: Add a screenshot of your social media post to the Lucidspark board to enter into the contest. The Lucid team will select several winners and send some fun swag your way!

🌟 Elevate Every Student’s Voice with Lucidspark 🌟

🌐 Flexible Platform: Lucidspark provides a space for every student to share ideas, whether it’s through a sticky note, emoji reaction, GIF, drawing, vote, or voice.

  • 🔍 Visualize, Organize, Analyze: Lucidspark lets us see the collective brilliance of the entire class and facilitates organizing and analyzing the various contributions.
  • 👥 Empower All Learners: Lucidspark ensures that every student can actively participate, honoring a variety of contribution styles and making sure everyone’s ideas are heard.

Lucidspark is another tool we can add to our teacher toolkit to foster a community where every student’s voice matters!



Stacey Roshan

Educator | Keynote speaker | Consultant | Author: Tech with Heart | #EdTech Enthusiast | NAIS Teacher of the Future | linktr.ee/StaceyRoshan