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CONTENT IDEAS FOR YEARBOOKS 2022 & Beyond...
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This list of story inspirations is brought to you by Jostens creative accounts team and Ambassadors Casey Nichols and Margaret Sorrows. This list is updated often. It's intended to share visual and verbal story ideas for use in finishing your 2022 yearbook (or other media), for extended editions or for coverage in your 2021 book.
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We strongly suggest looking at designs in the Community templates section of Page Designer, and the Page Surfer "Candid" category. If you want to share ideas, email margaret.sorrows@jostens.com.
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TOPICANGLE/FOCUSANGLE/FOCUSANGLE/FOCUSPHOTO IDEASPHOTO IDEASSample Spread Ideas
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A-ZYour school or community) from A-ZAlphabetical A-Z of people featuresTrends A-ZShapes or things that look like letters
Letters from signs that are familiar around the school community
Edina HSMidlothian Heritage HS
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AdministrationAdaptitng to changeDay in the lifeWhat is summer like for adminstration
Admin in hallways of school, greeting students, etc.
Westlake HSWando HS
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Advice for othersHow to best handle...Academic adviceStudent life adviceCoronado HS NV 4Dunwoody HS
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AlexaBest Alexa tips (or Google)Favorite Alexa gamesAlexa alarms, time and style
- the Alexa (or whatever device) in a student's home
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AmazonOrdering onlineWhat are people ordering?What to do with all the boxes (How to?)Photo with food packageUsing Amazon app on phone
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AnniversariesWhen does a relationship desere a celebrationBest anniversary gift?Male job, female, or either?
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AnxietyKeeping minds healthyExercises, meditation, etc.- what helps most?What makes you anxious?Student-created artwork
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AP classesHow are people keeping a study schedule?People taking 1 vs. People taking mostCompare/contrast to regular courseFlash cards, flash card appsStudents doing DBQs (in class)Beebe HS
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Apps on your phonemost addicting (games, social media, other)which apps help with academics?if you could make an app, what would it do?Cell phone in student handsAstronaut HSEast Bakersfield HS
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ArtStudent art projects from homeOrdering art supplies onlinerough draft to final projectStudent-taken art photos
Students working on art, shot by others
Coronado HS NV 2Cretin-Derham Hall MN 1Coppell HS
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ArtistsProfile students who create from homeStories on unique/different art formsArtists explain their process or their art
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ASL
Student doing the word with their hand & what it means
Should it count as a second language credit?Families who use ASL
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AthletesFirst team in their sport they played onOrigin stories- how they started their sportHow their training helps them relieve stress- student(s) working outCoronado HS NV 3Clayton HS
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AuthorsFavorite authors and whyFavorrie books and why
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Auto repairDIY- who taught youFacing the cost of car carWays to learn
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BabysittingAre people babysitting for other families?Are people babysitting for family? Why?People with babysittting business
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BalletGetting your pointe shoes letterCompare/contrast ballet to other dance stylesInvolving males in balletWestlake HS
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BedtimeWhat time do you go to sleep and why?Nighttime routineLast sound you hear before sleepSheldon HSWhitney HS
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Best/Worst of ...Online learning, Covid, social distancingLocal hangouts/ eating optionsSchool schedulesRogers HS
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BicyclesReturning to bikes as exerciseGetting a new bikeStory of when/how you learned too ridePortraits of students with bikes- students bikingSantiago HS
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Bike riding4-Wheeling, mountain bikingFamily bike ridesElectrric bike trend
Riding bike, fixing bike, standing with bike
Whitney HS
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Binge thisMovies, books, TV series, videossnack foods, healthy foods, making foodshobbies you lose yourself intelevision screenkitchen counter with foodsJudson HS
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Bingo cardSchool year eventsIndividual facesPlaces on campus
Image of the card empty, filled by different students
Bryant HS
<-monopoly, not bingo...but could be adapted
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Birthday celebrationsHow did you celebrate without friends/family?How birthday celebrations change as you ageWhat were quarantine birthdays like?
Birthday cake with candles, cake slice, cupcake with a candle
Rocklin HS
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BitmojisClassroom/locker/online school spaceStudent/staff bitmojisSending bitmoji messagesstudents trying to mimic their bitmojisAstronaut HS
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Books to readYoung adult novelsClassics or books assigned in class
What other reading materials did you fill your time with?
Stacks of books, student eyes looking over top of open book
Idaho Falls ID 1Judson HS
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Breaks
When break feels more like school, how do you change things up?
How do you create breaks in your day?
How has your attitude toward holidays/breaks changed?
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BubbleWho's in your bubble and why?Who did you get to hang out with in person?Why your community is a "bubble"
1 person in center of others, 6 feet apart, shot from above
old friends photos, submittedMidlothian Heritage HS
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Bucket ListsThis yearIn schoolIn my lifetimelarge bucket, items written on listAlpharetta HS GA 1Fenton HS MI 1
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Businesses, studentStudents running their own business
If you did create a business, what would it/you do?
How do you & your circle support small, local, student-owned businesses?
Wando HS
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Calendar
How do you stay organized? (agenda, daily planner, monthly cal, phone)
Sharing digital calenders
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Camera roll
Social media style invite, show us the 6th photo on your camera roll (or any number)
Subject you have the most in your camera roll
photo or screenshot of photo album grid
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cancelled
sports that had games cancelled (COVID, smoke, etc.)
Travel plans that were cancelledCancelled classes as enrollment changed
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Cardboard cutouts
Students creating themselves as fans to support athletes
From professional teamsFlat Stanley adventures
photo using cardboard cutout, big heads, etc.
Loudon Valley HS
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CarsProfiles of students with their carsHow did you get your first car?How do you know it's your car?Dos Pueblos HSPalos Verdes HS
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Chalk Sidewalk ArtInstagram example herePositive messages- students doing sidewalk artCoronado HS NV 1
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Challenges of Zoom work flow
Mowers, interruptions from siblings, pets typical Zoom problems students facetypical zoom interruptions teachers faceover-the-shoulder shot of screenProvidence HS
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Cleaning bedroomsOrganizationWhere you hide your stuff?Everything or nothing in place?
- the hiding places full of stuff, - clean bedroms
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CoffeeFavorite coffee/study spotsHow do you like your coffee?Coffee or tea?Santiago HS
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CollegeWhat plans for trips were cancelled? Did colleges offer virtual visits?College acceptance and applications updatesstudents in college gearLoudoun Valley HSWhitney HS
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Community Helping neighbors, tutoring younger kidsService projects / charity events
Service-oriented clubs - what are they doing now?
student submitted - doing their community service
Zionsville HS
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Compare/contrastLife during/after pandemicDifferent years of schoolMorning vs. nights, etc
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Community ServiceStudent individual projectsGroup/team projectsStudents involved in churches or other
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ConcertsFirst post quarantine showsFirst concert experienceConcert bucket list
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ConditioningBlended coverage of athletes conditioningHow to with sports specific trainingCardio vs. weight training
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ContactHow are you keeping up with friends- screenshots
Survey on methods students use to keep in touch
Acronyms for today's teens: BRB, KIT, etc.
Screenshots of Facetime, Zoom, Hangouts, etc.
Coppell HS
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Cooking with parentsHow family mealtimes changedPassing on recipes from parents to childrenLessons on cooking from parent/grandparent
students cooking with parents and family
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Corn HoleYard games with friends/familyWho's your cornhole (or other game) partnerMetaphor: Cornhole is like ...
- a corn hole game board with beanbags, - students playing
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COVID-19 medical testDid you get tested? Tell us about that experience.Infograph, number of times testedDescribe test in 6 words
.gov sites allow your use of images (still credit them, though) https://www.fda.gov/news-events/fda-voices/fdas-ongoing-work-support-and-advance-covid-19-diagnostic-test-accuracy-and-availability
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Craft projectsWhat craft projects did you do to occupy your time? Sewing alone, or in groupsSpecialty craftss- completed craftsEast Bakersfield HS
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CribsDid you clean up your bedroom?What features of your room are your favorites?
Do you share a room? If so, who shares with you?
clean bedroom, messy room, coolest parts of the room
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Daily scheduleShare various students' daily schedulesStaff daily scheduleFeature on athletes schedules- student planners or schedulesLoudon Valley HS
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Day in the LifeRandom days, different studentsMulltiple students on the same dayStaff features on day iin the life
students in various stages of their days
Round Rock HS TX 1
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Dear COVID-19 - 2=2 Words
Write a letter to the pandemic.Write a 22-word statement to the pandemichandwritten letter from studentJudson HSLoudoun Valley HS
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DevicesHow many digital devices do you ownRank your digital devicesWhat one digital device is a game changer?pile of digital devices
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DietHow did eating habits change? Did you start any special diets (i.e. Keto)How do you lose/gain weight?plate with food on it
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Distance Learning
How did the school accomplish distance learning? Policies on grading, work, etc.
Student reactions to distance learning experience
Students who prefer virtual school and whyDos Pueblos HSFenton HS
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DIYRemaking your room and other home projectsHaircutsLearning to repair on Youtube or other
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DogsDid you adopt a quarantine puppy?Families with long time dogsFamilies with two or more dogsRogers HS
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Door DashWhich restaurants are most popular?What's the cost?- a door dash delivered mealProvidence HS
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Drive throughWhich locations are open? When? Local "hot" spotscar at drive through window
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Driver's TrainingAdjustments because of COVID pandemicFunny stories from Driver's TrainingAnecdotal stories about the experience
student behind wheel, student in rearview mirror
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Eating habits
New eating habits, changes in eating or snacking habits
New recipes families or students triedWhen do you eat? - food or of students snacking/eatingAlpharetta HS GA 2
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Essay Writing
From prompt to final essay...essay writing steps/strategies
Brain dumps/brainstormingTips for writing better essays (quotes)Providence HS
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Every...day I ...morning I... / night I ...time I play... (pre-game rituals)Edina HS
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Everyone has a storySenior profiles written in first person
Students sharing who they are and what's important to them
Q&A with randomly-chosen studentsenvironmental portraitsselfies?Harrisonburg HSPalos Verdes HS
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Face masksFamilies had face masks- how were they used?
Face mask fashion statements/ political statements/spirit
Photo collections
wearing the mask, hanging from car mirror, hanging from stick shift, etc.
Lake Brantley HSWhitney HS
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FacebookHave students submit 22ns photo on their camera roll% students who have FacebookEver purchased anything on Facebook? Facebook live events, screen capture
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FacetimeHow did you use Facetime?Group chats vs. one on oneHelping friends dress on Facetime- student using Facetime
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Fashions & CostsOutfitsAmazon versus In StoreFavorite pieces / Staples of the wardrobe
clothing laid out on bed, clothing hanging, studnt wearing the outfit/accessories
Alpharetta HS GA 3Bryant HS
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FearFears about coming back to school?
Fear about returning because it has been so long?
What is the biggest fear you can share? Quotes
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First day of schoolPictures, new clothesdress up or dress down?What time did you get up?
alarm clock on phone, first day outfits submitted, clothing with tags on it
Providence HS
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FishingFamilies fishing trips- photosLake vs. stream vs. deep sea- quotesFriends and favorite fishing spots
submitted fishing, baiting the line, caught fish
Westlake HS
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Food deliveryWhich one do you use and why?Stragest place you've had food delivered?Worst/funny delivery experiencesfood delivery itemsProvidence HS
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FreedomWhat's the first thing you did when quaratine ended? How much do your parents give you?
person arms open, head back, sun shining in silhouette
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FrustrationsStress relieving activities to break out of frustrationWhat about school frustrates you most? How athletes deal with frustration
person "pulling out" hair, making frustrated face
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GamersWhat are the most popular digital games? Playing others on the internet? people playing internet gamesEast Bakersfield HS
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GamesWhich games did you or your family play?On phone, online, on disc, or on a table?Return of board gamespeople playing board gamesBryant HS
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GasGas prices have dropped- what are the prices?Do friends contribut for gas? Fill up or buy in smaller amounts?person filling up car, shot of gas pump
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Google
On any given day or week, what are the top Google searches?
How did you use Google while you were at home?
Is Google your only search engine?For example today's trending is here
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Google meetHow did you use Google Hangouts?
Did you like Meet change to 49 faces on screen?
Meet vs. ZoomScreen captures of hangoutsEdina HS
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Grades onlineHow often do you check them? Do your parents check them? How oftenWhich teacher is best at updating
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Graduation (Virtual)
What are your plans after graduation- now- have they changed?
How will your distant family help you celebrate (virtual party via meeting app?)
Seniors trying on cap & gownBryant HS
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GrandparentsMain concerns for their health
How did students keep in touch with grandparents?
What did you inherit from them (physically or characteristics)
family photos, students with grandparents
Loudoun Valley HS
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GratitudeWhat/who you are thankful for?Quotes of gratitude to be publishedCoppell HSEast Bakersfield HS
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HairHome haircuts/trimsTrend toward colorful hairchanges in own hair style
shots from back of head and front of head and side of head
Desert Vista HS