Sharing the love of all things yearbook. Here you will find tips and tools for creating a better book — all written by yearbook advisers and industry professionals.
Curriculum Remote Learning - spring '20
As people enter the parking lot for a drive-thru yearbook distribution, hand them Positivity Signs so they can give a shout out to a teacher or something they miss about school. Take photos and post on social media.
Remote Learning Curriculum
Content GatheringCoverage Ideas It's a challenge to reinvent coverage this spring when sports and activities have been canceled. This list offers ideas for topics, angles and photo gathering that can be used even though students aren't physically in school. Get Ideas...
The Basics of Yearbook Quick 1, 2, 3s of yearbook and journalism, the Basics of Yearbook contain short articles with links to suggested lesson plans as well as quizzes that correspond with each unit.
Photo LearningStorytelling Through Photos Learn the importance of capturing photos with meaning, and practice capturing storytelling photos. For remote learning, ask students to capture the things that happen around their homes. Start Learning Storytelling...
Hottest Trends in Design
See how using professional publications can inspire great yearbook design.
Small print can lead to big mishaps in editing your spreads. Take a look at how displaying them in large format can help.
Branding does not have to be a painful experience. Learn how to create a brand experience for your publication.
Manage With Care
The book may be done, but spring is just starting. Keep your staff engaged with these spring ideas.
Create New Year’s resolutions for your yearbook staff to help drive a strong finish to the publication season.
Keep your staff motivated to push through the final deadline with these three tips.
I love that every student can find a home and a way to contribute in the classroom. Yearbook gives students a voice like no other activity because they are involved in every aspect of production. I have seen the transforming power of purpose that a student can receive just when someone puts trust in them to tell a story that matters.
The Latest From the Blog
Winter break can be a disruption for everyone; teachers, students and especially yearbook advisers. Get your groove back with these fun team building ideas.
Instagram, Facebook and Twitter are great for sharing pics, but they can easily be transformed into a sales machine. Take your marketing game to the next level with some quick social media tips.
At Jostens, we believe in the value of triple coverage because inclusion matters to us. Take a look at some unique ways to add more students in your yearbook so everyone feels special.
Partnering with other teachers in the school can prove helpful to the yearbook staff. Learn how a partnership with a photography teacher helped one yearbook program get stronger.
Pica. Gutter. DPS. If you’ve been in the yearbooking world for a while, you might know these terms. But if you’re new, these terms might make no sense at all.
It only takes five minutes to take a spread from great to amazing. Take a look at these quick design tips.