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 15

Yes, it is finals we for my web design classes. This week I will be reviewing both Mercy College’s students personal art portfolio websites and PACE University’s students nonprofit group websites. I am looking to seeing how all their sites turned out. Each class will take time to critique each other’s sites and provide constructive… Continue reading Web Design Week 15

Web Design Week 9

This week in Web Design students will learn about Media queries and how they help responsive designer format a web page no matter what screen is used. We will be diving into tables and forms, so data can be both captured and display as readable information. One example of forms is to obtain customer email… Continue reading Web Design Week 9

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

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

Fall 2020 Week 12

MSMC students are studying excel the rest of the semester, which includes creating charts, formulas, and functions. We also are reviewing types of Digital Communication, such as blogs, and wikis, and the purpose of netiquette. Some computer topics include crowdfunding and crowdsourcing. We discuss the positives and negatives that come from social media platforms. Marist… Continue reading Fall 2020 Week 12

Fall 2020 Week 11

My SUNY Ulster FYE class at Shawangunk will be learning about note-taking skills and test-taking strategies along with what are learning styles. The students are going to discover that each student is different with various strengths and weaknesses. They will also find each student learns differently and at their own pace. One’s learning style can… Continue reading Fall 2020 Week 11

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

Gamestar Mechanics

Do you like video games? This week at Marist College in my Digital Toolbox course I am covering the dynamics of video game design using Gamestar Mechanic. The website reviews the 4 types of games that are used; such as the platformer, action, adventurer, and creating your own. One must play several levels to earn… Continue reading Gamestar Mechanics