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

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

Interested in Adjunct Teaching? Part 1

Once you have completed your masters degree you can teach at any college or university. I often get asked, “Where to start as an adjunct teacher?” Here’s how to become an adjunct teacher: Prior to searching for teaching job have the following information: a cover letter, a current resume, a copy of your original college… Continue reading Interested in Adjunct Teaching? Part 1

Media 101 Week 13

This week’s Media class is learning about media methods and theories. Students are discovering the difference between quantitative and qualitative research tools used for collecting and analyzing data on a topic. The class discussed several different communication models that apply to media and how they evolved throughout history. Students realized the importance of delivering the… Continue reading Media 101 Week 13

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

Freedom of Expression

Cancel Culture has struck again saying there are 6 Dr. Seuss books deemed inappropriate for young children. In my opinion this is infringing on our freedom of expression just like old time book burning. Where is the right to choose what we want to read or write anymore? Parents should be able to decide for… Continue reading Freedom of Expression

Spring 2021

As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace - 1 Peter 4:10. Bring it on! The new semester starts today for SUNY Ulster, MSMC starts the first week of February and Marist starts mid February. There will be no breaks due to covid, so… Continue reading Spring 2021

Dogs Dig Technology

We had a blast in class today. We had the honor of meeting IBM Ai Jackie. Her Puppy Raiser, Lorraine Trapani, an IBM Watson executive, came to speak to my Marist College technology students. IBM Ai Jackie was super good in class while Lorraine shared about IBM’s partnership with Guiding Eyes for the Blind (GEB).… Continue reading Dogs Dig Technology

MIS Week 7

This week my students are giving their independent research presentation. Each student will talk 3-5 minutes about their selected technology topic. The subject must pertain to today’s information systems or information technology. One of the main goal’s for this course is for students to discover that not only is in-depth research an important part of… Continue reading MIS Week 7

The CRAAP Test

My technology classes had the honor of learning more about information literacy by using the CRAAP test this week. The CRAAP test helps a student to determine if any source is good to use for their research papers. The students must decide based on the following criteria: Is the material Current, is it Relevant, by… Continue reading The CRAAP Test