Teachers can organize the yearbook in Google Classroom. This includes initial lessons that teach students the basics for yearbooks, images and graphic design, as well as sections for the yearbook. Example lessons will be posted in the future.

If you have never used Google Classroom, you may want to view this Beginning Google Classroom tutorial playlist.


To give student editors even more responsibility, and take that work load from you, make the student editors Co-teachers of the Yearbook Google Classroom.

Below is an actual screenshot of my 2015-2016 Journalism class. While students cannot create Classrooms, they can be co-teachers.

  1. Click on the ABOUT tab.
  3. Type in the email of the student.
  4. Select INVITE.
Photos Organization Sharing Chart

Photos-Google Drive Folder-Classroom Organization

Click here to learn more about combining Google Photos with a Google Drive folder and Google Classroom to organize the yearbook, its editors, and graphic designers.

Classroom Groups 2
  1. Create an assignment.
  2. Select and then uncheck All students.
  3. Select each group leader's name.
  4. The group leader will Share the assignment with the group members.
  5. Group members will access the file by clicking on About -> Google Drive folder -> Shared with me.

Examples of Sections

  • Monthly activities
  • Electives
  • Clubs
  • Sports teams
  • Collages
  • Best of/Superlatives
  • Student achievements
  • Purchased pages

What content goes in a yearbook?

Read this informative article from Fusion Yearbooks for more ideas.

Yearbook Staff Descriptions

What jobs are necessary for a successful yearbook, read this article from Yearbook Discoveries to learn more.

Next Steps...

If Google Photos is not an option, then pair Team Drive with Google Classroom.