Week Four Discoveries

Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us - Ephesians 3:20. This week was a week of discoveries for my art students as they learn to code by hand using HTML5. Coding can be difficult for some,… Continue reading Week Four Discoveries

Education Matters

An intelligent heart acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge - Proverbs 18:15. This Fall 2022 semester starts this Monday. I will be adjuncting at three different college campuses. I will be teaching Design for the Web and Digital Toolbox at Marist College, then Fundamentals of Computers at Mount Saint Mary College,… Continue reading Education Matters

Moodboards

The second week of web design class, I had students create a mood board to reflect their personal portfolio website. It was to include colors, typography, photos, textures, patterns, and anything miscellaneous that the student wants to consider including into their site. What is a Mood Board and how useful is it? is actually best… Continue reading Moodboards

Web Design Week 4

This week my Web Design class will be learning how to add images, links, and lists to web pages. Students will have the opportunity to explore using the DIV tag to section off parts of a webpage. Understanding how to us div tags is important especially when the class starts assigning ids and classes to… Continue reading Web Design Week 4

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 9

Yeah, all the student’s midterm grades are in, so half the semester is over! Two of my classes for SUNY Ulster FYE classes finished. I just started teaching another FYE for SUNY Ulster and Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prisons. Week 1 they will discover general education offerings and the differences between a transfer… Continue reading Fall 2020 Week 9

Fall 2020 Week 7

This week is midterms at Marist College, so I am letting digital toolbox and technology students take their test remotely. Students can then use class time to catch up on any missing design or excel assignments, forums, and quizzes, too. At MSMC, technology students are taking a cumulative concepts test and finished up MS- Word… Continue reading Fall 2020 Week 7

Online Educational Resources

There are several apps that colleges and professors are recommending this week due to moving courses online. Doceri – whiteboard software WebEx – online meeting softwareZoom – video creation software  If you know any other educational apps used for online higher education, then please do share which ones you use to create course content. One suggestion that I agree… Continue reading Online Educational Resources

Dogs Dig Technology

We had a blast in class today. We had the honor of meeting IBM Ai Jackie. Her Puppy Raiser, Lorraine Trapani, an IBM Watson executive, came to speak to my Marist College technology students. IBM Ai Jackie was super good in class while Lorraine shared about IBM’s partnership with Guiding Eyes for the Blind (GEB).… Continue reading Dogs Dig Technology

Storyboards

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