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3 Story Ideas to Stay Connected During COVID-19

By Nicole Hammond, Professional Development Trainer The yearbook will live on as the official record of the school for this year. When school returns to normal, how will the past few months be documented and remembered? The suggestions we have heard range from “going to ignore it” to “we have to include it but not 3 Story Ideas to Stay Connected During COVID-19

Categories: Coverage, COVID-19, Storytelling

Ten Content Ideas for Senior Books

What group is more deserving of its own yearbook than the senior class? Special senior books are a great way to give seniors the send off they deserve, with content catered to and about them, and it’s a token of their time spent in high school that they will keep forever. If you’re considering creating Ten Content Ideas for Senior Books

Categories: Coverage, Design & Inspiration, Personalized Yearbooks

Developing Yearbook Stories

Everyone knows that a yearbook is more than just a bunch of class portraits—it’s a reflection of a specific time and place: your year at your school. And while photos play a huge part in documenting your year, feature stories add depth and dimension to the visual record. So, what are you going to write Developing Yearbook Stories

Categories: Coverage, Storytelling, Writing Tips

A Quick Guide to Generating Yearbook Story Ideas

The thought of filling a yearbook with content can be daunting: All those pages! All that blank space! Never fear, because great story ideas are hiding in plain sight, pretty much everywhere you look. Once you’ve got a few basic ideas swirling around, check out our post on story development to help you start fleshing those A Quick Guide to Generating Yearbook Story Ideas

Categories: Coverage, Storytelling, Writing Tips

Teacher Dedication Pages for Retiring Faculty

Good educators are the foundation of every school – from the adviser of your yearbook class to the gym teacher who helps students stay healthy. A great teacher can leave a long-lasting impression on their students and colleagues, and when they retire, they should be honored for their dedicated years of service. A yearbook is a Teacher Dedication Pages for Retiring Faculty

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Outside the Book: Take Readers on a Journey with QR Codes

 By now, you’ve probably seen your fair share of QR codes, even if you didn’t realize what you were seeing! Whether you’re reading a sign at the mall, a menu at a restaurant, or a postcard you received in the mail, these puzzling little squares with a pixelated pattern inside them can be seen just Outside the Book: Take Readers on a Journey with QR Codes

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Yearbook Ladder Planning

We’ve all heard the saying “the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” It’s true; no matter how diligently we plan—for lessons, for weddings, for whatever—something is bound to go wrong. Or is it? Proper yearbook ladder planning is one sure-fire way to help avoid those yearbook emergencies! KNOWING IS HALF THE BATTLE. Yearbook Ladder Planning

Categories: Coverage, Planning

Holidays: How Students Celebrate

Incorporating holiday celebrations into your yearbook can bring about pages that are both unique and creative. Think about your school’s student body. Do the students in your school celebrate Chinese New Year, Ramadan, Passover or Kwanza? If so, then why not design a page that features the important aspects of each holiday. Interview students about Holidays: How Students Celebrate

Categories: Coverage, Storytelling

Great Articles Make Great Yearbooks

While students love scanning through the yearbook to check out pictures of their friends and themselves, the articles in the book are also a major part of the final product. The articles in your yearbook help to give an accurate portrayal of student life, and illustrate what makes the school special. In order to make Great Articles Make Great Yearbooks

Categories: Coverage, Writing Tips

Beyond the Halls: Highlighting Student Activities Outside of School

Sometimes it can feel like you spend your entire life at school – from early morning sports practice to afternoon club meetings. But the truth is, a lot goes on off-campus, and your yearbook should reflect that. Students do a lot in their spare time, from volunteering to vacationing and everything in between. Because yearbooks Beyond the Halls: Highlighting Student Activities Outside of School

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