The Thunder Mountain High School (TMHS) yearbook team got inventive this year. The class, led by Janna Lelchuk, used a combination of smartphone technology and raw creativity to come up with what they believe is the first ever “Digitally Interactive Yearbook,” dubbed the “iFalcon.”
Janna attended the Alaska Society of Technology Education (ASTE) conference in February of this year where she learned of a smartphone application called Aurasma:
With the yearbook pages due in March, the team had little time to add such a feature to their already near-complete project.
But after three months of hard work, accompanied by innovative thinking by TMHS junior Gabe Donohoe, the team pulled it off.
The whole book is full of these hidden digital gems. For instance, scanning a picture of the school’s band will display a video with sound of them playing live.
- For the second time this year, a Republican from Matanuska-Susitna Borough left the state Senate majority caucus.
- The U.S. Senate is working on the health care bill, and Alaska health commissioner Valerie Davidson is in Washington, D.C., to meet with Alaska's senators, Dan Sullivan and Lisa Murkowski. One-quarter of Alaska's population currently is covered by Medicaid.
- Police posted this security video of the suspect on its Facebook page and described him as white, 25 to 30 years old, 6-foot-3 and skinny with scruffy facial hair.
- Uber and Lyft are negotiating with the City and Borough of Juneau over the collection of the city's sales tax. The companies insist it's the drivers' responsibility to collect and remit the 5 percent tax on fares.