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How to create a totally awesome yearbook

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Book bag. Check. √

Pen & Pencils. Check. √

Notebook. Check.

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Print + Video. Who knew?

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Does your yearbook deliver in the summer? If so, did you ever wish you could extend yearbook content by covering spring sports, prom, graduation and more? You can! With QR codes you can add coverage PLUS make your yearbook come alive with your school’s custom videos. Read More »

Get Your Game On at Balfour’s Adviser Academy

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Through interactive experiences that motivate and engage us, we learn not only the facts, but also the important, underlying hows and whys. Our new training program, Balfour Adviser Academy, offers an innovative format employing a meeting app for communication, networking and messaging. Sessions, taught by nationally recognized trainers, provide downloadable resources and interactive opportunities. Also, the agenda may be customized at all levels to address advisers’ individual needs and circumstances.
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Stay-at-home solution

by Bernadine Judson, yearbook adviser
Etiwanda High School, California

Juggling the demands of teaching, advising and parenting is daunting. What to do? Wave your magic wand. Voila! StudioWorks, Balfour’s online software solution.

I am a new teacher in an old teacher’s body.

In 1984 I got my first job teaching English, newspaper and yearbook. (That may sound crazy, but that is what I signed up for since my college major was communications.) I was a yearbook adviser for 13 years, and I left my post for awhile to stay home and be with my children. When I left, my yearbook staff was designing the yearbook using Adobe Pagemaker on our brand-new Mac Classics. (If you have no idea what I am talking about, picture a toaster with a low resolution TV screen on the side.) Read More »

Photo sharing app enhances yearbook coverage

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Meet Image Share, a community photo app that your yearbook staff and school community will love. Image Share allows students, parents and faculty in the school community to contribute content for the yearbook directly from their iOS or Android mobile devices.
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