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A Color Theory Cheat Sheet

Wondering which colors to use for your yearbook theme, but not sure how to choose? Try your hand at a few basic color theory principles. Color theory is a guide to mixing colors, with certain principles dating all the way back to Leonardo da Vinci’s notebooks. Modern color theory that we use today was adapted from A Color Theory Cheat Sheet

Categories: Design & Inspiration

Yearbook Theme Development

Once upon a time there was a yearbook adviser; we’ll call her Princess Picaboo (Princess P for short). Princess P was well on her way to creating a dynamic yearbook—one that would be treasured for all of time. But there was one thing missing. Dun. Dun. Dun! A theme. A NECESSARY EVILWhile a theme is Yearbook Theme Development

Categories: Themes

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

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

Categories: Coverage

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

Mixing the Old with the New: How to Incorporate Vintage Material into a Modern Yearbook

Yearbook inspiration can come from a variety of places, and it’s important to keep up on the latest and greatest trends. But, what about looking to the past? Odds are your school has a rich history of traditions and stories, and a yearbook is a perfect place to celebrate both the old and new aspects Mixing the Old with the New: How to Incorporate Vintage Material into a Modern Yearbook

Categories: Design & Inspiration

Picaboo in the Classroom: Project-Based Learning

Teaching styles are evolving quickly, and 21st century learning – based on projects and classroom interactions that help students apply their lessons to the real world – is gaining popularity. Jim Brown, the digital art and design teacher at Antioch High School in Nashville, Tenn., is one educator who has embraced this style of education, Picaboo in the Classroom: Project-Based Learning

Categories: School Spotlight

Everyone’s Got a Story: Content Generation in a Social Media World

Social media is everywhere these days. Why not let it help shape the yearbook? Consider launching a social media yearbook campaign for content. If the yearbook had a Twitter account and a Facebook page, students and faculty outside of the yearbook staff could post pictures and stories. Suddenly, opportunities abound for great, one-of-a-kind photos from Everyone’s Got a Story: Content Generation in a Social Media World

Categories: Coverage, Storytelling