Every year in my yearbook class my very first assignment is to create a mock spread. The students are asked to pair up, interview each other, compile information, and design a spread from scratch to reflect their partner.
This not only helps them get to know each other, but it also gives them a chance to experiment with the yearbook website and introduces them to layout basics. It also gives you an idea of who has a natural eye for layout and design.
The students are asked to present their spreads once finished. This is an introduction for each student to the staff and a great way to brainstorm ideas for layouts, folios, fonts. etc.
Included in this zip file are:
-PowerPoint introduction with examples, layout and design tips
-Teacher instructions, tips, and how tos
-Assignment checklist for the students
-Layout and design tip worksheet
-Interview questions worksheet
Start your year off right by developing a team feel from day one.
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