WHAT NOW? – Tips for IT Grads

It’s tough to find a good job in Information Technology. In fact, it’s tough to find a good job in any field. In IT, as in many fields, you as graduate job hunter are up against stiffGraduate Icon
competition from seasoned veterans with plenty of experience (not to mention degrees and certificates), college graduates and other trade school grads with the corresponding IT certifications (MPC, MCSE, A+, etc.). All of whom are competing for the same jobs, but with varying levels of skill and experience. Continue reading “WHAT NOW? – Tips for IT Grads”

Teaching English Language Learners

Blackboard with written words, "New Skills Training."The PowerPoint presentation below is based on my notes and abbreviated definitions of the main components and SIOP Features from the book, Making Content Comprehensible for English Learners: The SIOP Model by Jana Echevarria, MaryEllenVogt, and Deborah J. Short and published by Pearson Education. Continue reading “Teaching English Language Learners”

Foundations of Classroom Management

Book cover - The First Days of SchoolThe information below is based on the self-assessment questions for the course, Foundations of Classroom Managementand comes from the course syllabus and the student text, The First Days of School by Harry K. and Rosemary T. Wong Continue reading “Foundations of Classroom Management”

Now Meet Edison

Edison microbric robot
Edison microbric robot

I am honing a few of my lost skill sets that went unused over the past twenty years or so while in the work force. My schooling in robotics from way back when shows little resemblance to the plethora of educational opportunities in robotics available today. Here is a STEM resource that would fit well in any class from elementary  through  high school.

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Art and HTML

I’ve owned the domain name krobbins.com for many years. The website using that name has been through many iterations. After not having much on it for a the last couple of years, I resurrected it last year as a testing ground for my web development skills and a place to write about technology. Continue reading “Art and HTML”

WordPress Theme Styling

After installing WordPress, you might notice that you can only go so far in modifying the theme using the WP user interface. The most granular control is found in the Editor (Dashboard > Appearance >Editor), where you can modify the CSS, PHP, and HTML directly. I find this a little cumbersome and rather enjoy using Microsoft Visual Studio with all its features, like Intellisense, element formatting, and syntax coloring which all help me write code. Continue reading “WordPress Theme Styling”