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Using slides is a good way to do presentation. Its easy and simple. But there are certain ways of making it attractive and understandable to others. You have to put some thoughts into it, to make it look great, to make people just glence at it and understand the idea. To do this you have to make things big and bold, add pictures and contrast colors. In my tech class, we have been learning about how to create slides that are appealing. We were looking on websites that gave us tips and pionters on what a good slide looks like. This was a great way to learn and have great ideas to make a slide. Then we started making our own slides. A good, understadable, interesting, slide that people will actually like to look at.
Colors are the first thing people notice. So for my slide, I made the colors contrast and they also have repetition in it. These designs makes the readers be able to look at it quick and know whats there and understand it. Also, I wrote quick short words to explain a little of what the slide was about. My slide is a glance media, a reader will be able to undertand the idea within three seconds after looking at it. It’s unique and I made it catchy, by using big bold words and simple pictures. I used big and bold word on my disply because it helps grab attention and it also helps with guiding the viewer’s eyes. I made two of my words slanted as you can see in it, because the letters its self is a design, to make the slide different and memorable. A general principle I used for my slide is not adding to much text and having empty space. I used this principle because if theres a lot of text, the reader will instantly look away once they see it. My slide includes only one main point, so the theme is understood.
In conclusion, using slides helps pass messages across. It shows a visual and helps remember things better. Big and bold texts with images, many empty space and color contrast ect. These tips that I learned and used in my slide are good ways to do a presentaion. Its important to have these things. I also enjoyed making this slide that I did and I learned a lot about making slides. Next time, I am able to use all these special tricks to help me with what i’m doing, like if i was making a poster for persuading people to buy cookies that I’m selling, I could use these information. This information will also come in handy with my own class presentation. I am very glad that I learned about all of this. My design on my slide shows some of the awesome things that I learned.
As you can see the difference from my first slide to the next one, I want to talk about what and why I made the changes I made. Though I didn’t get to go up to present my first slide and get constructive criticism about it. I still feel that I have a lot to change on my first slide. I learned more and more as each of my classmates went up to present. Each of them had lots of similar problems that I had also made on my slide. Since I didn’t get to go up, I started to give constructive criticism to myself, so that I could improve my slide to make it a great “glance media” slide. The first thing I changed was making the words bolded. Then, I really wanted to change the fact that my slide had lots of things on there. So I thought about it for a while trying to get an Idea. I looked through the google images. I saw a picture of a stick figure family. I looked at it and I knew it be perfect fitting into my slide. The contrast was there, the image wasn’t extra small that the pixels would be seen if made larger. The meaning I wanted was there, “family.” It was obvious.
I changed where my bolded name was, so that people slide their eyes through the letters. Once they see one part of the name, the first one or the last, they’ll see the other part. I made my heart sign and name really big. Then I added my stick family picture on to the slide. I made it larger and larger. I did instant alpha on the background of the family picture so that I don’t over lap the black part on any of my other things. On the other slide, I had family, country, and friends. I decided to erase the country and friends part because I didn’t really want to focus on more than one thing on my slide. Also because when you have a lot of things together on one page, people can’t just look at it once and understand the idea. Sometimes people just don’t even look at it because its a lot of things on there. This was kind of how I had mine for the first slide. It wasn’t as interesting and glance media type as I thought it was. Now, I understand what I did wrong. My new slide is a lot more fascinating and there a lot of the things that are in it that is required to have a great slide.
The reason I made my blog the way I did was for several reasons. I named it Laugh Aloud because I love to laugh. Laughing is healthy for you and I do it all the time. I am a very silly person, only serious when I need to be. I decided to have pictures to describe my life instead of words because pictures are colorful and speak for themselves. I shall explain them though.I used the laughing ad crying emojis because those are my favorite emojis and I 5 times/10 I start crying when Im laughing. The two babies are me and my sister. I am the chubby light skin one. My older sister gets on my nerves and tests my patience all the time but I love her, my life wouldn’t be the same without her. The picture to the left of that is my friends and I when I was in 7th grade. We were at a graduation party in the photo booth. The bathroom picture was taken recently this summer, it is my younger sister and I. I used a picture of me laughing with Pilar because that was us laughing after something that happened the previous day. Things are still funny to me no matter how long ago it was, if it was funny, I’ll laugh just as hard as I did when I first heard it. The picture of those three Heat players are Dwyane Wade, Lebron James, and Chris Bosh. The Heat is my favorite basketball team. I added that picture not only because that team is apart of my life, but basketball can be funny too. President Obama is on here because I just love his smile. He has a smile that is contagious where you just have to smile too. The last two, are me just smiling. I’ve always been a smiley person and I shall continue to stay that way. Smiling to me is a sign of strength and I shall be strong until the end. The reason I used this layout is because its called scrapbook and I knew I wanted a lot of pictures to describe my lifestyle and concept. I really like the font style italic because it just because it looks fancy.
In class we have been talking about creating a slide. Most people don’t know how to create a slide correctly. A lot of people try and put too much information in a slide, but you should actually only try to have one main idea per slide. Through using two websites, I learned how to make a better slide. One of the websites said that Ikea the furniture store did a great job with the way they did their posters for advertising. I really like the way that the posters look. That is where a lot of my inspiration for my one slide came from.
When I was making my slide all I could think about was how clean and nice the Ikea posters were. I liked how they had about 2 words, and then a picture of what they were trying to sell. I like how they didn’t try to make it crowded it with a bunch of information that they wanted you to know. When I was making my slide I didn’t want to add too many colors. I think if I did it would be a little too crazy. I made it so there is only one point on the slide just like they said on the Presentation Zen website. There is a lot of empty space on my page, so it is not too busy. Another thing that I got from the Ikea website was that it looked more interesting to bleed your pictures. I bled my picture, to make it more interesting and to make it look better. I have seen many slides where they did not bleed and I don’t think that it looked as good as Ikea’s where they bled their pictures. On slide design for developers I used the idea where you only make the size of the letters huge. I wanted to do that because that would make it so that is what the people who are reading it see that faster. If I made the letters any smaller I think that people might not go straight to that. Another idea that I got from the websites is that if you take the words and slant them in the direction of the picture it looks very nice. I think it is because when you look at the words they are leading you down to the picture. One more thing that I did with my slide was that I tried to make contrast. I made the words bright green because they make a great contrast to the rest of slide which is all black.
I think that creating a slide was really fun because I never knew how to make a slide that actually looked good. And I also didn’t know that there was so much to learn about creating a slide. The websites that we used had a lot of useful information on them. With mine, I applied a lot of the information that I learned. Overall, this information helped me create a really cool slide.
Tech Slide Revised:
I didn’t change much on my slide. The only thing that I really changed was that I changed the picture. I thought that this picture stuck out more. The words are leading down to my picture. The picture still bleeds off. It is very similar to the first one. I think that the words stick out well so you see them first, they lead you down to the other picture. My slide is very plain because I wanted I didn’t want it to be too distracting, and I wanted people to know where their eyes are going. The way that the words go, you can see which way your eyes are supposed to go. I am very proud of my slide, considering I never got to present, and get constructive criticism. I have learned so much about this, I now have a really good understanding on how to make a slide, and I will keep these ideas forever, since I have to make slides for the rest of my life.
I had a project given to me from Ms. Hull about how to make a 1 paged power point with out having to add tons of information and how to get the point across. She said that if someone was driving by a billboard of your 1 page and saw lots of writing, they would not be able to read it. But with this way, people can take a glance at it, know about it, like it and might want to check it out. When making 1 slide with various amounts of information to put in, everything that you do is important. The amount of empty space, the amount of words. Everything matters.
This slide represents my love for soccer and everything else I like or am good at.
The reason I made my slide the way it is, is because I had a lot of information on my Me Magazine. I could not fit everything in the 1 slide so I decided to get the key words and make a wordle. It has all the important info and looks really swell. Also I added the timeline that I had in my project because that shows how I grew up.
What influenced me to do it this way was that I thought what better way to preserve space and get your point across with out using a wordle. It has all the importance of my Me Magazine.
My decision making for the design was influenced by Tumblr. Tumblr is a blogging website and the theme for your blog looks similar to mine. On the top there would say things and on the bottom on the page there would be pictures of things you like or just basically anything. That part of the design really influenced me because I think that Tumblr is one of my favorite social networking websites. To incorporate that into my slide as a design really shows that.
ReflectionI kept mine the same because I didn't go up. I think that according to the feedback that other people got that mine is fine the way that it is. I made the pictures straight as I possibly could. Also, I think that the contrast within the slide was pretty good.
In my slideshow I have various pictures of things I enjoy. I think mines is very easy to understand. I like to play baseball, basketball, and I want to graduate high school and go to college to make more money. My favorite scientist to ever live is Einstein for various reasons. I put these things in my slideshow because I feel that people don’t know enough about what I like and want to do in life.
The first thing in my slide is a picture of me during volleyball game. I really like volleyball, it is my favorite sport so that is why I put that inside my slide. Volleyball was actually my dream when I was a little. I always wanted to be the best player at my teams. I enjoy playing volleyball everyday even if I am tired or I have a headache. The second thing I put was acoustic guitar and some notes because when I think of the guitar I can hear my favorite music in my head. I started to play on the guitar a few months ago and I am so happy that I continued to play it because when I was a little I stopped playing for no reason. There is also a word which is “MUSIC”. It basically means that I love to listen to music and I always have my music turned on on my phone. I also have a translator which actually means a lot to me. I have no idea what I would do without it. It really helped me when I came to the US two years ago. On the background I have a Polish flag. When I look at it, it reminds me of Poland, family and my friends. It makes me feel sad sometimes because I go back to times with my friends and family and I really miss them, and I do not have that much of the contact with them besides my grandparents.
All those things mean a lot to mean. I do not know what I would do without them. They make my day happy and I feel confident about them. I think they are the best things in my life.
This slide represents me by stating exactly what I like.It is telling you exactly what I am interested in.
I love skateboarding (my favorite thing in the world) so I had to put that up there. I want a penny board really bad. I am getting a gopro camera and they are one of my favorite things. I love surfing. I love photography, skim boarding, biking and music. I made the slide look the way it does so that people would be able to understand it and like the way it looks. What influenced my decision making was the blog that Mrs. Hull read.
In conclusion, this is everything that I like and the reason and decisions that I made.
I made my slide look the way it does so that it would represent what I like to do. I also made it look like the way it does so that people would look at it and be able to figure out what it means in a matter of seconds. I combined a lot of things that I think about when I think of myself and searched on the internet for pictures to represent them. The things that influenced my decision making was how interesting my slide was and the way that people think when they look at something. I used a picture from the movie the Matrix because it is something that is popular and a lot of people would look at it if they saw it on the road. From there they would see the rest of the slide and be able to figure out the message that I am trying to send about my life.
Life, yes life, everyone at some point or even everyday goes through some obstacle that blocks their path. I had to go through several everyday.
You ask for my name? It's Hector, always Hector. Not some fancy name like Hector D. Johnson, it's just Hector. I constantly remind myself of who I am, my name, my birthday, and why I continue to not give up.
I have been through so many places and probably another is going to add itself to that list. I have been through 7 hospitals, 3 RTFs, Residential Treatment Faculties for those who do not know, 4 foster homes and it just keeps growing. I have only myself to rely on and nobody else. It's really been hard for me to trust anyone because either I never see that person again or they betray me. I just can't TRUST anyone. When I went to a new RTF, I immediately got into a fight and the “staff” who were “supposed” to break it up, did not. They just stood there and laughed and smiled like it was a comedy show. How could I trust adults, when I'm just entertainment for them?
They just put all these boys together and what did they expect? That it was going to be a Happy ever after? Hell no, it was just Chaos, there was fighting wherever you looked. I said that there are only boys and I never saw a girl in a RTF. I wonder where they kept them? I hope it was better than THIS.
When I was first thrown into a hospital, I thought, “Is this where I spend half my life in this room with bars on windows?” It felt like prison. It WAS prison. You couldn't even have shoe laces, belts or anything that can be used to kill yourself. I wasn't gonna do that.
The foster homes weren't much better. They were prisons too: house rules. The owners said, “You can't do this and You can't do that!”. There were classic rules like, “You need to eat your veggies first.” and “You need to eat everything on your plate before you can have more.”
You're probably wondering why I keep track of where I have been. It's the only way that I can trace my life back to my parent. Yes I left my parent at a very young age. That parent was my mother and I will never see her again because I cannot contact her. My mother has blonde hair and a wonderful smile and I will never see her smile again. My father told me, I'll see you again in three weeks and I never saw him again. I pushed him out of my mind because he betrayed me. All I can do is to continue to live and get through these difficulties and break through. I hope that one day I will see my mother again, healthy and happy. But I know one thing, that I won't see her anytime soon because I am moving again to another place.
*Residential Treatment Faculties