Media Theory Week 14

This week students presented their research projects to the class. Most students included a survey with quantitative results as part of their PowerPoint, as a way to help prove their thesis. Several also included their literature review as part of their presentation. Some students found interesting case studies to incorporate into their research. A few… Continue reading Media Theory Week 14

Media Theory Week 1

This week is the start of the Spring 2022 semester. one new class for me is Media Theory and Methods. The textbook I selected is called Media and Communication Research Methods written by Arthur Asa Berger. It is an introduction to qualitative and quantitative research methods. Chapter 1 covers - What Is Research? Why does… Continue reading Media Theory Week 1

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 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 12

This week’s web design class will be learning how to add social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat, TikTok, and Twitter, to a website. Each team will be asked to include at least two media sites into their nonprofit site. Social media marketing can benefit a website, as it helps usually increases traffic back… Continue reading Web Design Week 12

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 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

The Kaplan Library

Today, I am having one of MSMC’s librarians from The Kaplan Family Library visit both of my technology classes, which is located in Newburgh, NY. She shared about where certain things are located within the library and what sources are available online for students. The librarian also talked about the various databases and how they… Continue reading The Kaplan Library

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 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