Monthly archive October, 2011

‘Beyond & Behind the Book’ provides ideas for using Web and social media to expand outreach of high school media

by Julie Dodd JEA Mentor Committee co-chair Sarah Nichols, JEA vice-president, has created a slideshow “Beyond & Behind the Book” that mentors and new yearbook advisers would be interested in. The slideshow is posted on Slideshare. Nichols provides examples of how yearbooks can use social media to extend their reach “beyond” the book and not...

Yearbook adviser creates staff contest to improve quality of Homecoming photographs

Peggy Gregory is sharing this innovative teaching strategy from Robert Waller, a yearbook adviser in her school district, Dysart Unified School District in Surprise, Ariz. Thanks to Robert Waller for giving us permission to share his teaching strategy and some of the award-winning photos (selected from a slideshow of all the winning photos). To provide...

Mentoring Monday: High school summer journalism workshops develop skills and promote team building

by Julie Dodd JEA Mentoring Committee co-chair High school summer journalism workshops are a great way for students — and advisers — to develop their media skills. Summer journalism workshops also can be an opportunity for leadership development for editors and team building if several students from the staff attend the workshop together. Twelve journalism...