"Yearbook"

Prepare Your Students to Make Yearbook Ad Sales

Yearbook ad sales are a great way for your yearbook to earn extra funds, but approaching local businesses can be daunting to students on your staff. Spend a class or meeting preparing your students to make these sales calls, and you will be giving them not only the confidence they need to succeed, but a Prepare Your Students to Make Yearbook Ad Sales

Categories: School Fundraising, Selling Yearbooks

Five Icebreakers to Warm Up Your Yearbook Staff

It’s the first day of school and you have a classroom full of students who may not know each other very well, if at all. Yearbook requires a lot of group and team work, so the more comfortable your team feels with each other, the more successful your yearbook will be. Warm things up with a Five Icebreakers to Warm Up Your Yearbook Staff

Categories: Yearbook Adviser Tips

Making a Homeschool Yearbook with Hannah Carpenter

Over the last few months, we’ve followed along as artist, Instagrammer and homeschool mom Hannah Carpenter set out to create a homeschool yearbook for her children using Picaboo Yearbooks. With our no minimum order policy, yearbooks can be a reality for everyone–even homeschool students! Now that her kids have received their yearbooks in the mail, we’re Making a Homeschool Yearbook with Hannah Carpenter

Categories: Homeschool Yearbooks

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

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

Categories: Coverage

Ten Tips for Recruiting Your Best Yearbook Staff Yet

As the school year comes to a close and students take home their new yearbooks, you might think the next few months will be a vacation from your yearbook adviser duties. But think again! This time is crucial for building a strong yearbook staff for the upcoming year, and with a little planning, next year Ten Tips for Recruiting Your Best Yearbook Staff Yet

Categories: Planning, Yearbook Adviser Tips

Using Your Cell Phone for Yearbook Photography

By Shelly Tomlinson, CJE The most important part of being a good photographer is thinking like a photographer, rather than worrying about what kind of camera one uses. As a yearbook adviser, I repeat this often. I say it to my beginning journalism students who are worried because they don’t have a DSLR. I also say Using Your Cell Phone for Yearbook Photography

Categories: Photography

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

Scholastic Journalism Week has begun!

Scholastic Journalism Week is here! The Journalism Education Association’s annual week of celebration focuses on promoting the importance and benefits of teaching journalism in schools. Students who participate are not only learning about why they love to be a part of their school’s media programs, they also learn how to reach out to their fellow Scholastic Journalism Week has begun!

Categories: Contests & Awards, Journalism

Promoting Yearbook with Social Media

Social media is the long-reigning king of the Internet. More than 74% of Internet users are on social media sites posting, sharing and uploading from their phones, tablets and desktop computers 24 hours a day. If you want to connect with your yearbook audience, social media is where you’ll find them. Here’s how. Plan Ahead Promoting Yearbook with Social Media

Categories: Selling Yearbooks