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

Text Editors & FTP Apps

Since I am teaching the same web design course for 3 colleges this semester I need to make sure certain programs work. Obviously, each college has a computer lab that is different from other. Tonight’s art class explored Text editors and File Transfer Protocol applications in the Marist College’s Steel Plant Mac lab. Part of… Continue reading Text Editors & FTP Apps

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

Adjunct Orientation

Last night, I had the privilege of attending a fantastic orientation for Marist College’s adjunct professors. It was located in the new Hancock building on their Poughkeepsie campus. It was nice to meet and mingle with the deans, chairs and other teachers that represent each school at the college. It was great to be face-to-face… Continue reading Adjunct Orientation

GOD Rocks!

And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus - Philippians 4:19. Now that August is here the count down is on until the fall semester starts. I am super busy setting up my 7 full time courses & 2 half semester courses for the rest… Continue reading GOD Rocks!

Creating a Lesson Plan

As an adjunct Professor, you will need to create a tentative lesson plan for your course syllabus. I say tentative because anything can happen, ie. we just seen a pandemic rearrange our entire schedules. Depending on the textbook you choose, some authors provide a outline for lessons with assignments that correspond with each chapter. Most… Continue reading Creating a Lesson Plan

Creating a Class Syllabus

As a college professor, you will need to know how to create a class syllabus for each course you will be teaching. What is a class syllabus, what should be listed on it, and why do we need on? A class syllabus is a guide created by the professor for students to review what course… Continue reading Creating a Class Syllabus

Adjunct Teaching Part 2

These hints below will help you to be ready to start the semester on time. You will need to contact the digital learning team if you need help learning the college learning management system (LMS), ie. Blackboard, Moodle, or Sakai. Next, ask the department chair for a copy of a previous course syllabus, so you… Continue reading Adjunct Teaching Part 2