The yearbook staff from Capital High School made distribution day a success by organizing a signing party with music, balloons and a slideshow of the year projected on to a huge screen.

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Creating purposeful assessments at the end of the year or during final exam time is a challenging task for novice advisers as well as those veterans. Want to give your students the opportunity to share their thinking process when creating spreads with their staff? Have your yearbook staff reflect on and present one of their spreads!

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For many staffs, the work doesn’t stop over the summer. There’s plenty that can be done in preparation for next year – from some fun staff bonding at a workshop to assigning all your summer coverage – and Idea File has plenty of articles to help guide you through the next few months.

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May 5-9 is Teacher Appreciation Week, which means it’s time to honor all of the teachers across the country who make an impact in the lives of students every day. Happy Teacher Appreciation Week from Walsworth Yearbooks!

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Yearbook staffs embrace technology in different ways all the time, recently leading one group of editors at a North Carolina school to meet their deadline using Skype.

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The yearbook staff at G-Star School of the Arts was looking for a way to kick their book sales up a notch, so adviser Steven Weiss came up with the cool motivational idea of using referral cards.

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When I joined my middle school’s yearbook staff, we were still using grease pencils and big, plastic croppers to size our photos. Layouts were done in carbon copy triplicate and most deadlines were spent in the darkroom. Innovations like Online Design, Walsworth’s online program, have changed yearbook creation.

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The vintage, or retro, look is in, partly because there are many apps and filters available to help you modify your everyday photos. However, you can get that look in your yearbook, and do it more professionally, since Photoshop can help you make precise adjustments.

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Three years ago, a “spread” was Mom’s Thanksgiving dinner on the dining room table. A “gutter” was what I helped Dad clean leaves out of in the fall. A yearbook was what I automatically received every year in college, but to which I paid little attention.

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Online Design gives you a couple of ways to edit your index information as you are compiling it. Let’s look at how to edit in the Student Body area.

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