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

Friday Funday

You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore - Psalm 16:11. Yes, TGIF and I am volunteering to teach 2 more chapters of technology in the new career center at the Hoving Home. This time instead of two at… Continue reading Friday Funday

Be Prepared

Prepare your work outside; get everything ready for yourself in the field, and after that build your house - Proverbs 24:17. Like the verse above, God suggests that we preplan, so when He calls us we’re ready. In regards to teaching I have started to build my course material this month for the Fall 2020.… Continue reading Be Prepared

Online Educational Resources

There are several apps that colleges and professors are recommending this week due to moving courses online. Doceri – whiteboard software WebEx – online meeting softwareZoom – video creation software  If you know any other educational apps used for online higher education, then please do share which ones you use to create course content. One suggestion that I agree… Continue reading Online Educational Resources

Good Luck Dory!

As a Guiding Eyes for the Blind home socializer, the hardest part is saying goodbye to a puppy on program. The only way I get through returning Dory is knowing that she is going to help someone who is visually impaired one day. I came home to find Shadow napping and looking at me wondering… Continue reading Good Luck Dory!

School’s Out for Summer!

Yes, today was the last day of class finals. Time for me to do the grading of 4 college courses. I am going for training to learn Cengage Mindtap technology platform so I can use it in class next semester. Good news is that I was asked to teach technology at two different prisons along… Continue reading School’s Out for Summer!

Discover Scratch Studio

Recently, I discovered Scratch.com, which is children’s programming app. What exactly is Scratch? Basically, it is a very simplistic form of teaching children how to code. It challenges children to build a program with bright blocks of code to create or solve a project. Here is a great video to watch that explains how to… Continue reading Discover Scratch Studio

Stop Cyberbullying

Many of my students write term research papers on Social Media, which brings up the topic of cyberbullying. It is defined as, ”the use of electronic communication to bully a person, typically by sending messages of an intimidating or threatening nature” (Dictionary.com). While I am not surprised at the high rate of 87% of today's… Continue reading Stop Cyberbullying

Home Stretch

Yes, we are in the home stretch with less than 7 weeks away from finishing this semester. Teaching technology inside prison is vastly different than in a traditional classroom on a college campus. One must pass security's fingerprinting, id background checks to obtain prior approval along with an in-depth interview. The biggest challenge for students… Continue reading Home Stretch

Computer Literacy

Digital technology consumes our world. The courses I teach are about computer literac, which is defined as "the ability to use computers and related technology efficiently, with a range of skills covering levels from elementary use to programming and advanced problem-solving. By another measure, computer literacy requires some understanding of computer programming and how computers… Continue reading Computer Literacy