Media 101 Week 15

Yes, this Friday is the last day of classes, which means next week is final exams for students. This week’s Media 101 class is also covering how mass media affects the world globally. We discussed how the digital divide hinders the ability to communicate to everyone. We reviewed how foreign authoritative government’s often control their… Continue reading Media 101 Week 15

Tymor Park

Today, I took a much needed break from grading papers to take Shadow to Tymor Park in Lagrangeville, NY. It was an absolutely a beautiful day to drive and get together with friends. We watched their husbands play a of game of Gaelic (GAA) football, which is like the sport of rugby. It is my… Continue reading Tymor Park

Media 101 Week 8

This week my media class is discussing the topic of Journalism going from information to participation. Students will be learning about the different types of journalism that exist. The textbook includes the history of several famous journalists that influenced the concept of objectivity. We discussed how events and stories are often negatively framed by media… Continue reading Media 101 Week 8

Information Literacy

I just finished teaching an 8 week course on Library Literacy for SUNY Ulster via Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prisons. Students learnt how to properly cite sources using the MLA style format. This course also covered the 7 pillars of Information Literacy, which are: 1. Plan, 2. Purpose, 3. Location, 4. Identification, 5.… Continue reading Information Literacy

Media 101 Week 3

This week my class will be reviewing print media. We will discuss how the publishing industry evolved over time by going from newspapers to digital media. Students will be reading two articles on whether Google has made us smarter or dumber. Next, they will examine the Project Guetenberg website by reviewing short stories from 1920’s.… Continue reading Media 101 Week 3

Library Literacy Day 5

Today is the last day of class for Library Literacy. Students have two quizzes to complete one on information they've learned during the course and another one on plagiarism. Teams are reviewing web articles on their assigned topics. Next, teams will be allowed to put final touches on their presentations. Each team will present what… Continue reading Library Literacy Day 5

Library Literacy Day 4

Today's class the students will learn how to write an annotated bibliography for a scholarly journal. Yesterday the class practice creating a citation for academic books. We covered what the differences are between scholarly journals and popular magazine articles. For Day 4 there is a quiz on information literacy to see what they have learned… Continue reading Library Literacy Day 4

Research Topics

The students will be asked to do a team research project based upon a certain topic that highly affects our society. The five topics include: Homelessness Drop Out Rates Religion and Education Inequality Wealth The featured photo below is of the five scholarly books that will be distributed to the teams as part of their… Continue reading Research Topics