"Storytelling"

What Can You Do to Promote School Culture Within Your Yearbook?

As an educator, or someone who works closely in the education sector, have you ever thought about school culture and why it is so important? The culture at your school can set the tone for the way a student reacts to and thrives in their environment. A positive school culture promotes dedicated students and teachers What Can You Do to Promote School Culture Within Your Yearbook?

Categories: Coverage, Storytelling

How to Report on Community News in the Yearbook

Looking for ideas on how to fill the yearbook this year? Finding content for the yearbook is a common issue this 2020-2021 school year as schools are finding their world changing. But just because that club or that sporting event or that school carnival is no longer happening doesn’t mean the yearbook is not needed. How to Report on Community News in the Yearbook

Categories: Coverage, Storytelling

How to Make the Yearbook More About the Lives of Students

There’s no doubt the school yearbook is all about the school, it’s culture, the staff and, of course, the students. But what is a yearbook about when social distancing and a pandemic has put clubs, sports activities and other activities on hold. Or when school classrooms and hallways are only at half capacity? Well, student How to Make the Yearbook More About the Lives of Students

Categories: Coverage, Storytelling, Themes

Creative Ways to Celebrate Grads in the Yearbook

By Nicole Hammond, Professional Development Trainer Graduation day is arguably the most important moment of a senior’s entire school journey. We know just how big of a disappointment that is for the students, their families, and the staff who put their hard work and time into planning for everything to come together. That includes the Creative Ways to Celebrate Grads in the Yearbook

Categories: Coverage, COVID-19, Design & Inspiration, Storytelling

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

Digital Storytelling in the 21st Century

The Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE) is the leading international organization advancing the education of all students ages 10-15, helping them succeed as learners and make positive contributions to their communities and to the world. Our Picaboo Yearbooks Director of Marketing & Education recently spoke to a group of middle level educators at AMLE’s Annual Digital Storytelling in the 21st Century

Categories: Storytelling

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

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

Spotlight Teachers: Integrating Faculty into Your Yearbook

Good educators are the foundation of every school – from the adviser of your yearbook class to the gym teacher who helps students stay healthy. It’s typical for yearbooks to include a section focused on educators, but it often only includes the most basic information: the teacher’s name, what they teach and perhaps one or Spotlight Teachers: Integrating Faculty into Your Yearbook

Categories: Coverage, Storytelling