Fall 2020 Week 14

My Marist Digital Toolbox students are finishing up their two minute Adobe Premiere Rush video project and a course reflection paper. My technology class isn’t meeting this week due to holiday schedule. They’re are working on creating portfolio video resumes. My MSMC students will not be meeting this week due to the college is running… Continue reading Fall 2020 Week 14

Fall 2020 Week 12

MSMC students are studying excel the rest of the semester, which includes creating charts, formulas, and functions. We also are reviewing types of Digital Communication, such as blogs, and wikis, and the purpose of netiquette. Some computer topics include crowdfunding and crowdsourcing. We discuss the positives and negatives that come from social media platforms. Marist… Continue reading Fall 2020 Week 12

Fall 2020 Week 11

My SUNY Ulster FYE class at Shawangunk will be learning about note-taking skills and test-taking strategies along with what are learning styles. The students are going to discover that each student is different with various strengths and weaknesses. They will also find each student learns differently and at their own pace. One’s learning style can… Continue reading Fall 2020 Week 11

Fall 2020 Week 10

This week my Marist College Digital Toolbox classes are starting to learn to InDesign. Students will be creating a 2 page layout for either a CD Album cover or a Magazine cover. I am also reviewing the 3D Text tool in Photoshop with them. My Technology class will be reviewing digital communications by examining types… Continue reading Fall 2020 Week 10

Fall 2020 Week 2

This week my Digital Toolbox classes will be learning the elements of design. For this course I selected a book called The Graphics Designer’s Toolkit for Adobe Creative Cloud Suite by author Allan Wood. The textbook provides excellent review questions for online discussion forums and includes data files for art projects. The textbook includes both… Continue reading Fall 2020 Week 2


This week Digital Toolbox students will be learning about storyboards and screenplay scripting. A Storyboard is a graphic organizer in the form of illustrations or images displayed in sequence for the purpose of pre-visualizing a motion picture, animation, motion graphic or interactive media sequences (Source: Wikipedia). Storyboarding is a very important part of the pre-production process because… Continue reading Storyboards

InDesign Projects

This week students are finishing up creating InDesign Projects. I look forward to seeing their creations of album covers, event flyers, and magazines covers. Plus, students will be also critiquing each other's website as a way to provide feedback for possible improvements. Adobe InDesign introduces new concepts like bleed, margins, and gutters for printing in… Continue reading InDesign Projects

Principles of Design

My Marist College's Digital Toolbox class is covering the different digital design principles. The class is learning The basics of Photoshop as they created mood boards last week and this week they will be designing wireframes of their website. Adobe Photoshop has excellent tutorials which the students are also reviewing on their own during lab… Continue reading Principles of Design

Digital Toolbox

The 1st week of my Digital Toolbox course the class learned all about plagiarism, intellectual property, copyright licenses, patents, and trademarks. A global site called Creativity Commons is an excellent source for obtaining copyright license for your own photos and video along with sharing your own work with others around the world. Their 1st assignment… Continue reading Digital Toolbox