My Teaching Philosophy

My teaching philosophy is to guide students not to fear technology but to embrace it. This form of instruction can be accomplished by being a patient, yet caring teacher. As a professor, I encourage my students to ask and answer critical thinking questions about course content, so that I know they’re not only obtaining knowledge… Continue reading My Teaching Philosophy

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 10

My web design students this week will be learning how to add audio and video using html and css to websites. By adding these new features both their personal and group websites can be more appealing to visitors. The main goal of any website is obviously to create interactive elements to draw more traffic to… Continue reading Web Design Week 10

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 8 & IBM

This week my web design class is having a guest speaker from IBM, Lorraine Trapani and IBM mascot Ai Jackie, who is from Guiding Eyes for the Blind pup. Lorraine will discuss their partnership and share about the amazing Ai smart collars, like Jackie wears, that IBM created in conjunction with North Caroline State college… Continue reading Web Design Week 8 & IBM

Web Design Week 7

This week my web design students learned about mobile first strategy and why it is important to start with the smallest screen device and work your way up to a desktop screen when designing a website. The class has the opportunity to create a mobile site this week as homework, so they explored the necessary… Continue reading Web Design Week 7

Web Design Week 5

This week my web design students are learning what are Cascading Stylesheets along with how to create external CSS file and link it a HTML index file. Obviously, they’re finding out there a lot of coding involved to set up CSS, as it is called “reskinning” a website. However, CSS makes it way easier to… Continue reading Web Design Week 5

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