Five multi-media presentations that cover basic yearbook instruction
This page is all about helping you teach the basics of yearbook. We have developed four QuickTime presentations that will help you teach basic classes in Design (for either YTO or YearTech using InDesign, Copy writing, Yearbook Photography and Caption Writing.All presentations are in QuickTime which is free and plays on any computer. If you don't have QuickTime installed, you can download it for free by clicking here. When the files download, they will be zipped. Save them to your desktop and then open the zipped file.
There are also two PowerPoint presentations. One is a slide show with tons of cover ideas and the other scads of design ideas. Enjoy!
This is a QuickTime presentation that teaches basic design. With instruction it can run approximately 45 minutes. This lesson will teach your students all they need to know about basic design from dominants to graphic placement using YTO. We suggest that you run the entire show and adapt it to your needs before using it in class. Also, before using it you may want to go over the language of design with your students. Click here to download Design Defined.
Have a digital projector and want to use it for idea generation? This is what you need. Download this PowerPoint and throw it up on the big screen and then have your staffers tell you what they like and don't like and why. Some of the best design in the US of A.
This is a QuickTime presentation that teaches basic design. With instruction it can run approximately 45 minutes. This lesson will teach your students all they need to know about basic design from dominants to graphic placement using YearTech with InDesign. We suggest that you run the entire show and adapt it to your needs before using it in class. Also, before using it you may want to go over the language of design with your students. Click here to download Design Defined.
Your students will learn the 10 best ways to improve their yearbook pictures in this 30 minute presentation. When you use it, take time to discuss the importance of each of the 10 distinct methods and how they would go about using them. An even better method would be to review one each day and then have student photographers shoot that tip on that day. Spend the next day reviewing their photos. A companion poster that you can display to remind them of the 10 tips can be downloaded by clicking here.
If you are trying to find a way for your students to understand that copy is an important part of any yearbook and that you can write copy that your student buyers will read then this QuickTime presentation is just what you are looking for. To download a handout that dovetails completely with this presenation, click here.
The year is starting and you have NO IDEA what you are going to put on your yearbook's cover. We know. Been there, done that. But we have something to help. How about a big old bunch of covers from other schools around the USA
We think captions are the most important writing in yearbooks because most kids don't read all the copy in a yearbook, but they usually read the caption on the photo they or their friends are pictured in. This presentation teaches basic caption writing and gives your students a few great photos to write captions as a practice exercise. You can download a companion handout by clicking here.