Have a Blessed Mother’s Day!

To all the mom’s out there Happy Mother’s Day!Here are two digital media links that I like to around this time, in remembrance of my beloved Mom. The 1st link is one of my Dad’s last sermons where he gives honor to his beloved wife, our mom and his Mom, our grandmothers. All three were… Continue reading Have a Blessed Mother’s Day!

Media 101 Week 9

This week’s Media class is learning the in and outs of Public Relations. We covered the topic of rhetoric and how by constructing written or spoken words can be affected by ethos, logos, and pathos, which is persuasion used by an author to convince others to see their viewpoint. For example, a writer can use… Continue reading Media 101 Week 9

The Teacher’s Pet

This past week, I decided to have some fun with my classes, as I let Shadow my beloved German Shepherd girl pup greet my students on Zoom. I figured it be a great way to help them decompress before having to take midterms. Pup was well received by the students and was very good at… Continue reading The Teacher’s Pet

Information Literacy

I just finished teaching an 8 week course on Library Literacy for SUNY Ulster via Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prisons. Students learnt how to properly cite sources using the MLA style format. This course also covered the 7 pillars of Information Literacy, which are: 1. Plan, 2. Purpose, 3. Location, 4. Identification, 5.… Continue reading Information Literacy

Media 101 Week 5

This week we are covering the history of photography and film. Students are learning how altering images is an ethical issue of stretching the truth. In this chapter, we discussed the issues of using green screens to create 3D graphics and motion, we discussed that tv companies should not glamorize acts of violence, and lastly… Continue reading Media 101 Week 5

Is Google a Good or a Bad Thing?

Today, my students did a great job debating the question, “Is Google a good or a bad thing?” The class was asked to read these two articles: Is Google making us stupid? by Nicolas CarrGoogle’s effects on memory by B. Sparrow Next, each group presented their facts that either Google is the greatest thing next… Continue reading Is Google a Good or a Bad Thing?

3 Ways To Be A Better Professor

The news recently reported that there is a huge rise in the number of suicide, self harm, and missing students due to the pandemic. Issues students are faced with: feelings of anxiety from being isolated, having to go for frequent covid testing, struggling with learning remotely, or even grieving the loss of a loved one… Continue reading 3 Ways To Be A Better Professor

Media 101 Week 2

This week’s mass media lesson covers media literacy terms used in mass communication. This week’s class activity is to examine foreign media landscapes and determine how governments sometimes censor content to meet their agenda, especially during times of war. Students will be asked to research the pros and cons of internet censorship. How censorship invades… Continue reading Media 101 Week 2

Media 101 Week 1

This is the first week of remote classes for Marist College. The Spring 2021 semester, I am teaching Introduction to Media Studies, which is basically about the different types of mass media. This week, we are covering Chapter 1 by discussing the convergence of information and communication technologies to form new types of digital media.… Continue reading Media 101 Week 1

Fall 2020 Week 15

Yes, we are in the home stretch of the semester as finals are next week. My Marist College technology students had the opportunity to play Jeopardy as a review for their up coming final exam. They are completing their resume videos. My digital toolbox students are finishing up their videos projects, writing a reflection paper… Continue reading Fall 2020 Week 15