Google Search x 3

Google logo with magnifying glass over the search engine.Here are three methods of adding a Google search engine to your website. Two versions are homemade and one version uses a Google script. One is a general web search and two are site searches, which will allow users to search your website. Continue reading “Google Search x 3”

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”

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”

Hello WordPress

So this is my first foray into WordPress, heretofore called WP. I previously looked into WP and thought it was a little daunting due to the default installation creating over 100 folders and almost 1500 files. Also, WP uses MySQL as a data source and I am a MS SQL person. But the main deal breaker, in my mind is the use of  the PHP scripting language, which I know almost nothing about. That being said, I finally installed it anyway for the singular reason that I have this desire to write without all the formatting issues interrupting my train of thought. Continue reading “Hello WordPress”