GRAFTON (WITI) -- It's a yearbook for the 21st century! In Grafton, students can still flip through pages and write messages to friends. But in order to see everything, they'll need to use their phones!
Every year, high school students everywhere unpack their new yearbooks!
It's a familiar sight, but what's not so familiar is students putting their phones up to an image in the book -- and watching a video pop up.
"It`s very exciting! Lots of 'oohhs' and 'aahhs' from kids and it`s slick. I think it`s gonna be a great new addition," Grafton High School Yearbook Advisor Tracy Brogelman said.
The Grafton High School yearbook staff fittingly chose the term "evolving" for this year's yearbook theme.
"Last Friday, we got the principal involved and we all went and showed him for the first time and we got a group of kids and it was a really exciting thing to see all the work we put into it come alive and actually be something exciting," Yearbook Editor Megan Otto said.
Students can play the videos through the "Aurasma" app.
The app recognizes two images in this year's book -- the cover, and a page at the back of the book which prompts a video that shows many of the highlights from the past school year.
"We`ve really been pushing that and telling everyone to download Aurasma. Like, it`s gonna be something really exciting that you`re gonna add to your experience," Otto said.
The yearbook staff says this year's enhanced edition has been a success.
They're hoping to expand the technology next year by applying it to the student newspaper.
"I think it`s gonna help make everything really relevant, exciting, and efficient as well," Brogelman said.
To play the video, students have to download the "Aurasma" app. From there, they need to be following Grafton High School or the app won't play the videos.
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