Jen Bladen

IS MY GEEK SHOWING?

I can’t help it. I’m a Star Wars fan. I saw Episodes 4, 5 and 6 in theaters with my father. (Yes, I’m that old!)

I’ve been devoted ever since.

It’s great storytelling: the hero’s journey, leave ‘em wanting more, in medias res.

It’s stunning design. And it just keeps getting prettier.

TRENDWATCH 20/20: AUGMENTED REALITY

While not new to print, augmented reality is getting more and more interesting. And could be the bridge that yearbooks need to remain relevant going forward.

WHO’S BIKING?

There are nearly 3,000 schools registered for National Bike to School Day. If yours is one of them, take advantage of the photo opportunity.

#THANKATEACHER

According to National Center for Education Statistics 2011-12 Schools and Staffing Survey, “On average, teachers work more than 52 hours a week, including 30 hours on instruction and 22 hours on tasks like preparing lessons and grading papers.”

YOU ROCK!

What you do is not easy. Yearbook is awesome work — and it’s hard work. You rock it!