Web Design Week 14

It is show and tell time this week for my web design classes. Teams will be presenting their group nonprofit sites that they have feverishly been working on the second half of the semester. The groups have made a tremendous effort to coordinate together even in a pandemic to build site that have meaning and… Continue reading Web Design Week 14

Web Design Week 3

This week students will covering Chapter 2 and learning how to code html web templates. Students will be completing several exercises in class to learn the html5 semantics elements. Semantics means those elements that have meaning to a web designer or web developer. The four basic semantics are: header, nav for navigation, main, and footer.… Continue reading Web Design Week 3

Web Design Week 2

This week for my web design course students will start to learn the basic of Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML), which is the programming code that a computer’s internet web browser reads in order to display a websites. Students will hand code their first webpage using Notepad, which is a simple text editor and then… Continue reading Web Design Week 2

Media 101 Week 13

This week’s Media class is learning about media methods and theories. Students are discovering the difference between quantitative and qualitative research tools used for collecting and analyzing data on a topic. The class discussed several different communication models that apply to media and how they evolved throughout history. Students realized the importance of delivering the… Continue reading Media 101 Week 13

Media 101 Week 12

This week’s media class is about communication law that regulates the media. Students discovered Hollywood’s Hays Code, which highly censored movies from 1922 to 1968. Since then, we have the Motion Picture Association of America’s film rating system (MPAA), which is based upon age appropriation. The class also reviewed the NYTimes vs. Sullivan case from… Continue reading Media 101 Week 12

IBM Digital Health Pass

I definitely foresee the new IBM Digital Health Pass on every college campuses, as this new digitally secure card technology will track whether a person’s medical records or in this case if staff, students, and teachers have been vaccinated for the covid virus. Here is the link to read about how IBM Watson Health and… Continue reading IBM Digital Health Pass

Fall 2020 Week 3

Thanks to covid, I had to teach on Labor Day. I was actually quite surprised by how many students came to class. I know they were instructed to stay on campus rather than to return home for the long weekend, as there is absolutely no break until Thanksgiving. This week Digital Toolboxers are learning the… Continue reading Fall 2020 Week 3

Space – The Final Frontier

Today, we are seeing history in the making as we return to outer space via NASA and SpaceX. I think it’s absolutely amazing how far technology has come. We went from rockets to a shuttle program and now we are back with highly sophisticated capsule and much improved rocket and boosters. The lessons we learned… Continue reading Space – The Final Frontier

Show and Tell

Give instruction to a wise man or woman, and he or she will be still wiser; teach a righteous man or woman, and he or she will increase in learning. Proverbs 9:9 This week I am trying a new approach for engaging my students by asking them to share something they discovered while doing their… Continue reading Show and Tell

Cobol Programmers Wanted!

IBM is looking for Cobol Programmers, so last night I decided to look up some names on LinkedIn, and so we will see what happens. I know that my father, Robert Wisor, worked to develop the COBOL business module. Somebody out there must remember his name, as it would of been a team effort of… Continue reading Cobol Programmers Wanted!