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Welcome to the 2020-21 Yearbook Class Page
Yearbook is an intensive, deadline-driven course where students create a commercial-quality memory for the school using TreeRing.com. No experience necessary to take this course.
I am here for you and TOGETHER we will overcome the challenges!
Mon., Oct. 19
Your assignment is to think of at least two survey questions that I will send out to different grades. Search "yearbook survey questions" online and come up with things that are interesting, appropriate, can be funny, and especially lead to deeper thought. DUE Thursday, Oct. 22 - no exceptions. Turn-in your Survey ideas HERE.
Week 3
Wed., Sept. 30 Demonstration
You are going to layout a spread (2 pages side-by-side)
DUE FRIDAY, OCT. 2
  • I will do a demonstration. Pay attention. Take notes.
    Layout is not an easy task. There are many, many things to consider:
  • Headsize
  • Shape & size of finished photo
  • "Color" of the page
  • Photos available - every student MUST be in the book at least 2x.
  • When in doubt, hit the help button
  • Find your pages for this assignment only HERE. When this assignment is completed, the contents of the pages will be deleted and we will started building the actual pages corresponding to the titles now shown on the pages.
  • Do NOT change the name of the page in the TreeRing ladder! No NO NO
  • Good yearbook page layout is NOT about DECORATION. It is about eye flow, FAIR coverage, and great photography.
  • Do not use photos that are blurry, too dark.
  • Try to feature different students on each page.
  • NEVER do any work on someone else's page!! If you see changes made to your page, contact me - it is probably me that made the change, and I will tell you why.
  • Our goal is to make a yearbook that accurately reflects the school, the community, and the year. The book is seen by many people, old and young, and is kept for many years. Inappropriate photos, hand gestures, and things of this nature are unnacceptable. Make a book that you can show to your grandmother.
  • When in doubt, contact me.
Week 3
Mon., Sept. 28
Go to the LADDER and sign your name for the pages you would like to cover. You MUST sign-up for both of the pages that are side-by-side on the ladder. Do NOT make ANY changes to names or the topics on the pages. If there is already a name on the page, add yours too, and we will discuss it.
Week 2
Fri., Sept. 25
Here is the list of YEARBOOK IDEAS that you all generated.
Wed., Sept. 23
I must get 5 images from you. They can be screen shots of friends in Google Meets, screen shots of lessons being presented online, cell phone selfies, cell phone photos of anything in the community: beaches, stores, take-out restaurants. No video, please- that's another class.
Monday, Sept. 21
I must get 5 images from you. They can be screen shots of friends in Google Meets, screen shots of lessons being presented online, cell phone selfies, cell phone photos of anything in the community: beaches, stores, take-out restaurants. No video, please- that's another class.
I usually just email photos to myself to get them from my cell phone, but here is an article for other ways of doing it.
LINK for HELP: How to Import Images from a Cell Phone to a Laptop
Week 1: Friday, Sept. 18
Week 1: Tues. Sept. 14-16
It is VERY important that you complete the class surveys by Tuessday, September 15
  • Read and Sign the Syllabus
  • Tech information that I need HERE
  • Experience information HERE
  • REALLY important (last one, I promise!): HERE
How you organize and name files is the #1 thing that you
must master no matter what kind of career!
Every designer (including me) has done what you see on a job. This unorganized way of working will cost you hours of wasted time and will totally lose respect from those who have to try and figure out your files. Form good file organization and naming habits now and it will pay well in the future.
Complete the following tasks:
I HIGHLY recomment spending some time in the G Suite Learning Center
Week 2: Mon. Sept. 15
  • Read and Sign the Syllabus
  • Tech information that I need HERE
  • Experience information HERE
  • REALLY important (last one, I promise!): HERE
Tell me as many ideas as you can for this year's yearbook!
I really want your feedback!
CLICK HERE
DAY 1: Friday, September 11
What you will learn (Learning Intentions):
In this lesson you will Get acquainted with me and your classmates and get an idea of what we will be doing this semester.
Complete the following tasks:
  • Into to the CLASS WEBSITE. You will be using this a lot this semester. There are a lot of great resources and examples of work. Let's watch a couple of videos.
  • Into to TREE RING. You will be using this a lot this semester. There are a lot of great resources and examples of work. Let's watch a couple of videos.
  • FlipGrid Hello! Assignment
  • Open discussion about ideas for the 2020-21 book