Media Theory Week 10

This week my Media Theory and Methods class will be studying Chapter 10 Ethnomethodology and Chapter 11 Participant Observation. Students are reading about how, ‘Love is a Game’ and how humor can add to a story. Their first group activity include creating a conversation by using Harold Garfinkel’s experiment method on what it is like… Continue reading Media Theory Week 10

Web Design Reflection

Whenever I teach a new course I like to take time to reflect back on it. This enables me, so I can tweak the course for my future students. I had the privilege of teaching a new course called Web Design at 3 different colleges. I used the same textbook called Responsive Design with Html5,… Continue reading Web Design Reflection

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

My Teaching Philosophy

My teaching philosophy is to guide students not to fear technology but to embrace it. This form of instruction can be accomplished by being a patient, yet caring teacher. As a professor, I encourage my students to ask and answer critical thinking questions about course content, so that I know they’re not only obtaining knowledge… Continue reading My Teaching Philosophy

Web Design Week 13

This week in my web design classes, I covered other marketing tools like blogging, infographics, and mashup videos, so students will understand why these features are good to include into a website. We also discussed the importance of search engine optimization, usability testing, and website maintenance. Lastly, we talked about the steps for the life… Continue reading Web Design Week 13

Web Design Week 11

This week my web design students will be learning about how to incorporate JavaScript into a website. Javascript is used to add interactivity to any website, such as style text differently or ask a user to do some sort of activity on a webpage. The creative interactivity is more appealing to visitors and is often… Continue reading Web Design Week 11

Web Design Week 7

This week my web design students learned about mobile first strategy and why it is important to start with the smallest screen device and work your way up to a desktop screen when designing a website. The class has the opportunity to create a mobile site this week as homework, so they explored the necessary… Continue reading Web Design Week 7

Web Design Week 6

This week web design we will be doing a review for next week’s midterm. Students will be choosing their groups and basic theme for the 2nd half of the semester. Each team is to design their own nonprofit website to support the local community. The team will be given several assignments to complete together to… Continue reading Web Design Week 6

Wireframes & Sitemaps

The first week I asked my three web design classes to plan their personal portfolio website by creating a wireframe and a sitemap. Their personal plan had to state what colors, typography, graphics, patterns, textures, and any possible miscellaneous items, which can be anything that one might consider adding into their portfolio. What is a… Continue reading Wireframes & Sitemaps

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