We have finally completed our yearbook and have submitted it to Yearbook Machine for editing. We managed to do this in a very short amount of time through collaboration and team work. Every member of our community contributed in some ways, through writing articles, uploading photographs, taking part in polls, updating their profiles and friend's profiles. We used Google Docs to help us come up with Poll Titles and to sort out nominations. Students also wrote their articles in Docs, so they could share with appropriate teachers to get comments and feedback. We even had a fantastic student photographer set up a photo studio in my room! This is going to be a fantastic yearbook as it is a wonderful reflection of the school - it shows how we use digital tools to collaborate, shows how we support each other and work together as a community...and the yearbook is going to look really cool too!
I created a short video to show some of the ways we worked on the yearbook together. If anyone wants any advice on creating a yearbook, please feel free to contact me.
It has been a blast.
ALSO - I will update when our yearbook arrives and will share some of the comments grade nine students made when writing a reflective piece on our yearbook adventure!