Students Use App For Yearbooks

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PENN LAIRD, Va. (WHSV) -- A local high school is using technology to spice up its yearbook.

Students at Spotswood High School will now have an interactive element as part of their yearbook. The yearbook's editors are using an application, which works on either a phone or tablet, to incorporate a video of students walking through hallways.

Next year they plan on filming clubs or fans at sporting events. They even want to include shoutouts, where students can record 30 second messages to their friends, in addition to simply writing in their yearbooks.

Yearbook editor-in-chief, Hannah Couch, a senior at Spotswood, said people are excited that a part of the yearbook is now in another dimension.

"A lot of positive feedback, especially from the senior class. They all love having an interactive yearbook, especially since it's their last one. Instead of just looking at a picture of the winning touchdown, they might actually be able to like watch the actual clip that happened and relive their moment," said Couch.

The app was part of the yearbook company package offered to the school. The editors said they're the only ones in the area to use the application called Aurasma.


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