Title of Project: Grade 6 Yearbook
Teacher: Christina Prentas (intermediate ICT user)
- Create a multi-media Yearbook depicting student life and
- Enable students to take ownership and responsibility in
creating the Yearbook.
- Teach, reinforce and encourage the use of the Digital
- Expand knowledge of the computer as a learning tool.
- Grade 6 teachers and the Yearbook coordinator meet to select
students who will be members of the yearbook committee. Criteria
of selection: hard working , responsible students.
- 6 to 8 students is an ideal number for the committee.
- The members of the committee write, advertize and collect
other student work.
- Every member is assigned a task and a deadline is given.
- 2-3 photographers are trained to work as a team in order to
take diligent pictures, learn how to "develop" them, manipulate
them and incorporate text using ClarisWorks or AppleWorks.
- Yearbook photographers must be trained in the beginning of the
year to ensure that they are comfortable using the D.C. then, the
focus is on creativity!
- Print pictures on photographic paper and all other printouts
should be on good quality paper. A laser printer is an asset.
- Guide students to take pictures of important school events and
- Parent volunteers (at least 1-2) can enter the biographies,
train students to use the Digital Camera and do a lot of the proof
- Allow the students to take a lot of the decisions concerning
cover pages, content, layout etc. They should talk among
themselves and make important decisions.
- You need at least one hour per week with the yearbook
committee. Meetings can commence in December and end in May.
- In order to ensure that all grade 6 students will contribute
something in the Yearbook and delight at the end of the year, one
project per grade 6 class should be allocated and collected to be
put in the yearbook (e.g. we used the following inspirational
themes: Famous Composers, Research poets, artists and African
Americans who made a difference).
Ideas for a successful Yearbook:
1) Work to be collected by classrooms:
a) Cover Contest: Front and back
b) Biographies (students)
d) Graduate photo: all grade sixes.
e) Creative work: Individual students’ work &
work collected by classrooms.
2)Extra Work to be collected:
a) Principal's and vice-principal's message
b) Quebec city memories (or any field trip of your choice)
c) Where will you be in the year 2020? (optional)
d) Baby photo contest.
e) Interviews: Grade 6 teachers (necessary), some volunteers,
f) School Life: plays, special presentations: Science fair,
Public Speaking, Music Concerts, Merit Awards, Extra Curricular,
resource activities, Students at recess, working in class and
To acquire innovative ideas on how to create a Yearbook: