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My religion (Christian) has always been a key factor in my life. Ever since I let the Lord into my life it's gotten better. So when I saw this image I really wanted to make my billboard out of it. I also noticed that the star in the top-left corner of the picture could be used for the rule of thirds and make a decent contrast for the text, making it easier to read and still keeping a visual theme of blue in the image. It also took up a large portion of the pic so I can also make the text bigger. 
I could not find a higher resolution picture but I did make the text larger and change the color of the text. I learned how to make a slide/billboard appealing to look at. I also know how to present something to a better extent. I did the slide differently because I used a whole image. She maid image resolution not a big deal till presenting. I learned to get criticism is very important, as I haven't in the past.
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Q2 Sumario 2

Sieanna Williams                                                                                                  Q2

Srta. Manuel

DiCaprio se retira una temporada

Cuando yo vi primero este título,  yo estaba una poquita  en shock. Yo pienso cosas como, ¿En serio?, ¿Qué te pasa? y ¿POR QUÉ?

El artículo dice que Leonardo DiCaprio dijo, Estoy un poco desgastado. Quiero tomarme un largo, largo descanso.” Como triste como yo estaba leer esto, yo no pude ayudar sentir feliz para él. Yo entiendo que Leonardo filmaba películas espalda con espalda y él necesita relajar para una vez.

El artículo dijo también que, “El actor dice que aprovechará este tiempo para trabajar más en sus labores humanitarias. Leonardo DiCaprio es, además,  un reconocido activista en favor del medio ambiente y desde hace tiempo participa en las iniciativas que promueve el Fondo Mundial para la Naturaleza (WWF).” Como yo dije en mi sumario pasado, me encanta la corazón generoso de Leonardo DiCaprio y el trabajo él dedicó a su vida para muchos años.

Luego en el artículo, lo habla sobre la vida de amor de Leonardo DiCaprio. Todos los días yo paso tiempo en línea simplemente leyendo artículos y viendo entrevistas sobre Leonardo DiCaprio aprender más sobre él. Yo recuerdo un artículo yo leí sobre las mujeres de Leonardo y él dijo que él quiere casarse una mujer que es como su madre. Primero, él no quiso casar porque él tuvo problemas con confiaza de que él vio en vida real y en películas. Él no quiere ser engañarse en su matrimonio. Pero ahora que él tiene treinta y nueve años, él dice él es listo casar y tiene niños. Como enamorada como yo soy con Leonardo DiCaprio, yo seriamente espero que en su tiempo del resto de filma, él puedo encontrar una mujer ser pasar lo demás de su vida con.

En el tiempo medio, yo voy a ver su película Wolf of Wall Street cuando lo es liberó en teatros y después, yo voy a ocupar mi mismo con sus películas viejos hasta que él es listo hacer más.



DiCaprio Se Retira Una Temporada." EL PAÍS. N.p., 18 Enero. 2013. Web. 05 Diciembre. 2013.

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Michaela Peterson Q2

This is my slide. Many design aspects influenced what my slide looked like. One example of this was I decided to follow the rule of thirds. In the rule of thirds, you utilize empty space. I let my image take up the majority of the slide. Then, I balance my text with the picture. This is a little difficult, since the text cannot overpower the image, but your text needs to be big and clear, so it is easy to understand. Another important aspect of making my slide easy to understand was contrast and simplicity. If there is too much going on on a slide, we would not be able to understand anything. That is why I went with a simple color scheme (black, white, and teal). Contrast is also important, since, without contrast, we would not be able see anything. That is why I chose to use white and teal against my black background. That is how I made my slide. Thank you for your time.

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Eva Karlen Q2 Media Fluency

This is my slide that I created for our media fluency project in technology. Different design techniques came into consideration while I made this slide. Firstly, I used contrast to draw attention to the slide and to make the text bolder. The background of the slide is black, an the image of a fountain pen and the text are white. I chose a minimal color palette to keep the slide clear and simple. Secondly, I thought about negative space during the creation of this slide. Negative space draws the eye to the text and to the image, in order to better emphasize the message conveyed on the slide. Finally, I used the rule of thirds to balance negative space, text and the image. These are the design aspects I considered in the making of my slide.
Eva Karlen- Blue Stream- Technology Slide
This is the improved version of my original slide. The most noticeable difference from the first slide is the change in color. I change the text's color to a light, turquoise blue, rather than white. My goal was to keep the color palette minimal, but choosing just black and white made the slide boring. My color palette is still minimal, but interesting, with white, black and blue. I also changed the positions of the text and the image, which allows the quote to be the first part of the slide your eye is drawn to. I put "Richard Wilbur" underneath the quote, in a smaller font. These are the design changes I made to my slide.

The 'Me' Slide -

The Project was to create a slide somewhat describing yourself in few words and dominant pictures. Basically the approach I took was trying to use good contrast, and a strong picture entailing the point.I didn't include the use of bleeding because I felt it wasn't necessary. I used bold font and bright colors.I basically wanted to get my point across the best and quickest way as possible. It was not an easy task.The slide describes me in a nutshell, i'm different, and i'm not afraid to be.
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Haisha Tech Slide

This slide shows that I'm like a lion on the inside and my pride is just like one. The apple logos just show that I'm in love with Apple products. SO my pride is like a lion my will is apple ( I buy and love Apple its all i save up for). The slide also has plenty of bleeding in to each other picture. I made this slide look like this because I think it shows how each picture goes into each other like lion(pride) to apple(my love). The thing that influenced me was my love for wild cats (lions are the best in them) and my iPhone (how fun it is using it). I couldn't make my mind between my pride and person inside of me or my love so i just picked both and put it together.
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        I have learned some very simple things to some harder things. I had to refresh some things in my mind as well at some points i couldn't even find some easy things and tools. And the  there was things that I have never used that I did this time. Like some PDFs and posting I didn't know I learned and know more about now. I did a lot of things different I changed the entire slide. I made it into something new and better. My first slide was not so good it had too much of everything and too complicated. Even the quote needed 30 minutes to explain what it meant (this is me, spirit of a lion and will of apple). Then I also had 4 different pictures which was to much I was trying to do bleeding but it didn't come out good it was just to much. Now my slide is much more simple and better as you can see in the following. People also told me that I had to many pictures and didn't understand the quote. So I changed and fixed all their problems. Mrs. Hull didn't do step by step and didn't answer questions and told us to go to the rubric no steps at all ;and she would be like i don't know when asking for help. There was a lot of room to mess up and we did. BUT we fixed it now.
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Niah Lombo: Me slide

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In technology class we are making a Media Aid all about yourself. I made the slide like this because I try to be myself and not what others want me to be. I think it would be boring if everyone is normal because we would learn nothing new from each other is we are "normal". The blue bird in the pack of brown birds show that even if the blue bird is different the others don't treat him differently. That is why i wrote "It's okay to be YOUnique."  What influenced my decision was that i believe that people try too hard to be something that they are not and i am trying to show them that it is okay to be different. 
I tried not to do no text aid on my slide. So i just wrote a small but meaningful quote and I bleed the picture because you could tell that the birds are sitting on a wooden fence. I balanced the mini hearts and the picture so it can look like a real poster and not a poorly photo shopped poster. 

Media Fluency

In this project for technology, we had to create a slide describing ourselves. I did so by showing this picture of a clear path and on the sides having some hidden difficult paths. The purpose was to show that you should't do what everybody is doing, you should do something original and get lost so you can find out your own things. Be a leader, not a follower. 
I made sure to bleed my picture some so it wouldn't be crammed in. I made sure to have a big font so people can read it and follow it with the picture to have their own meaning behind it. I wanted to not write too much information on the slide, I wanted it to be sweet and short. 
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Ona Brown: Wow Slide

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I made my slide with a image for the background, because it would capture the attention of the audience. I made sure the audience could look at it and grasp the meaning before they drew their attention back to the speaker (me). I wanted the slide to be simple, because when there is too much going on the audience can get confused. Also the simple picture describes me. In addition, my middle name is Rose and my favorite flower is a rose.

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This is my new and improved slide. I took the constructive criticism from my classmates and made my slide over. I was told to get rid of the black block on the side of the slide, it took away from it. I was also told to choose another color for text so It could stand out more and people could see the comparison between my middle name and the image of the rose. I moved the text over so the design of the flower would make your eyes go in a circle and you could follow the image. I changed the color of the text.

All about me script

Chloë Epstein




I made my slide look like this because I wanted lots of “empty space” like you showed us the website. I also kept the slide simple by not putting lots of pictures or words on it. Like what you told us I kept it visual instead of putting tons of words and information on. That way it is less complicated to look at and you get the gist of what it’s trying to say. For my slide it’s hard to understand unless I explain, but that was my point. So there was a reason for me to even speak. For the purpose of explaining who I am I put a grumpy cat meme on my slide to show I enjoy not only cats, but comedy too.
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Makhi Richburg: Much slide

I chose my background because it is the visual concept of my personality. My friends and I see myself as a lively person, always happy and full of energy. They enjoy my presence therefore  it is visually pleasing. For those I barely associate myself with my slide is a visual aid. I made the font big because I didn't want the viewers to squint their eyes for one word. I wanted my slide to be good and simple. I am aware that the background is flamboyant and has detail but  chose that picture so that the viewers could enjoy what they're looking at.
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Kara Heenan

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In this lesson in Tech, we had to make a slide presentation that is all about yourself. This slide is describing the things I like. I used very bright colors that will grab anyone's attention. I filled my slides with pictures of those things I like and added stickers to them to make them even more crazy. Thats all for my slide. 
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Addy Gonzalez: Such Slide

In this assignment for tech, we had to create one slide that represents who we are. This is my slide.
My slide is just a visually pleasing picture of a book and the word "selfies" written in cursive. This relates to me because I really love books, and I apparently take a lot of selfies. I used the rule of thirds in this slide. The rule of thirds makes the slide have a lot of space and makes the slide look simple yet good. The eye is usually drawn to the picture first, then the text. I also made the word ''selfies'' big so it could stand out. That is really all I did.
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Vilma Martinez: Many Slide

In this assignment we were supposed to create one slide describing ourselves, and also create a script to present to the class.This presentation shows a simple understanding of who I am. As seen here a drawing of a book explains the passion I have for reading, writing, and drawing. Next to the drawing I used "Creative" to describe my personality. The rule of thirds has only been used in this project for the word.

To reflect on this, In the second slide of this assignment I edited a few things of what I was given feed back on. I darkened the gray of the background and then lowered the font of "Creative" and connected the c with the r. There was not much I had to change, just very small details to appeal to the viewers. I just reflected on what I was told and tried my best to fix those small flaws and the product is shown below
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Slide Design

In this unit, we looked at how to design slides so they are pleasing to the eye. We looked at the amount of content on the slide so all of the information can be received at a glace. Bleeding, allowing a picture to look like it continues off the page, can allow objects to look larger while not taking up all of the room. We also looked at how to place things on a slide so it feels balanced. The end of unit project was to make a visually pleasing slide about yourself. 
 On my slide, I decided use a quote and a picture of a rainbow unicorn. Both of the components on the slide are meaningful to me in some way. I felt like the unicorn captured the feeling of the quote and enhanced the slide. The heaviest part of the quote is in the top right corner of the slide. I balanced that out by putting the unicorn with a heavier gray border in the bottom left corner. 

This first slide is my first try and the second slide is what I created after listening to other people critiques and hearing the classroom discussion. My first slide was very pixilated and the picture in the corner looked very out of place. For my second slide I made sure all of the content I used was high resolution so everything was clear. I also wanted the picture to look like it belonged more so than in the first slide. To do this, I chose a background color that flowed into the background of the unicorn. One of the way Ms. Hull could have set us up for success was giving us the content that would be used then letting us arrange it on the slide. That way the project would have been more so about the design than the content, which was her intention for this project. 
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Slide about me

Aaron W-S Orange

I made the slide look the way it does because it easily expresses who I am. What influenced my decision making was what I enjoy and a quote that is all about me and my lifestyle. I was being careful evening out the slide neatly. The point of this was to describe who we are our interests and a lot more.

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Slide about me

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In Technology class we had to make one slide that shows who we are.  We learned about different methods companies use, like Ikea to make their billboards more attractive.  I used some in the methods in my slide that I made.  Below is my script that I wrote to go along with my slide.

One of my sports that I play is track and field. I would like to run in the Olympics one day.  My slide is a photo of Oscar Pistorius running track.  The quote that I put with the photo was “Pain is temporary but glory is forever.”  The author of the the quote is unknowed.  I thought a picture of Oscar Pistorius was great for my quote because both of his legs were amputated.  He went though a lot of both physical and emotional pain.  Even though he went though lots of pain he didn’t let that stop him from running track.  Now he is a gold medal track runner.  He inspires me because if he can run in the Summer Olympics with two amputated legs I can do what ever I want in life.
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Media Fluency Slide

Tomas ArangoMedia Fluency

The point of this project was to describe your interests in a efficient way and grab peoples attention. My slide is a picture of airplanes cockpit. Airplanes have always been a big influence in my life. My dad is a pilot and since then being a pilot has always been my dream. I want to travel the world and follow the path of my father. While designing the slide I used an image that doesn't take long to interpret. I wanted to make my slide interesting so I decided to make my image fade off the paper. I enjoyed this project and it taught me any things about presenting and advertising.


After this unit I learned how to design slides and make them interesting but simple. By using colorful images and bold letters my reader can now what is going on in my slide. On my new slide I took out one word and added color contrast to the background of my name. Ms.Hull set us up for failure because she did not tell us what to do with specific details or giving us specific details on how to design a slide.

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Vaughn's Q2 Media Fluency Slide

My slide is on track. I chose track because track is one of my favorite sports. I run track and I love track with a passion. Alot of people I know have been running track for a long time and love track like  I do. I chose to put Usain Bolt in my picture because he is a role model to athletes who run track and he is very fast and athletic.I love track because when I see how bad I am at any other sport, I look back and see how good I am at track. You win some, and you lose some. Lose or win, when I run track, I always feel like I'm a winner.

I made two changes to my slide. My first change was the font of the words. I changed the font because I didn't like the font and I thought it should be bigger so it would look better with the picture. The second change I made, was the color of the words. I changed the colors of the words because people suggested that I should change the color. So I changed the color, so it would flow with the the lights behind and around  the runner, Usain Bolt. I learned that font makes the slide really noticeable and color is important.
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Presentation About Me

For this project in technology class, my classmates and I had to design a slide all about us. With that slide we had to use methods of making a slide the best as possible as we had learned in previous lessons. That meant leaving some space, writing in large font, make it colorful and to use bleeding to make the slide strong. Using these methods I came up with this slide to represent me.

This presentation shows a example of glance media. There is one picture of the United Nations and my name. By there a reader would automatically understand my message with just one glimpse.  There are only two words on the slide, “Gabrielle” and “Kreidie”, my name. This allows the reader to not have to read through a whole lot of words, only stare at the picture. The reader automatically gets the picture/idea. I was not being a wimp throughout this slide, I made things big. I made the slide colorful and I made the picture turned a bit showing a more flow in the wind of the flag. I allowed the picture to be bled, one did not have to see the entire pole from which the flag was flying across. There was some clear space around the flag not allowing the flag to take up the whole slide. This presentation, as I said earlier, shows the reader the ultimate message: I, Gabrielle Kreidie, have a admiration and love for the United Nations.

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After receiving constructive criticism from my peers, I designed a slide that was more inspiring to the eye. I took away the shinning light behind the United Nations flag, as well as, removed the flag all together. I decided to push a more classy and complete, straight to the point slide. The slide is the three top chairs at the United Nations General Assembly where the Secretary General, President and Under Secretary General of the United Nations sit. This showed the viewer that I want to be in one of those chairs in the future. The slide was brighter showing optimism with the hope to accomplish that goal.

Ms. Hull set me up to fail by giving me very little directions. She allowed us to be in charge of our slide, she allowed us to take complete control, which turned out to be a great decision on her part. We started off not getting the whole idea of making a slide magnificently beautiful in the design area. After viewing our peers' slides, it became clear to how to make a well and poor designed presentation slide. Thank you Miss Hull, for allowing me to improve my strength in designing slides. 
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Fodie Camara

I made this slide look this way because in the lesson you taught us, they showed us many different way to show off a billboard. I took a colorful picture from Google and used that for my background. I used huge letters and bright colors to make it noticeable. I tried to make my billboard very visual and tried to fill in the empty space to not make it corney. The lesson influenced my decision in many ways, like how should I show my billboard off. By using a lot of color, or huge words with color and more.
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Shaina Keenan Q2 Media Fluency Slide

Shaina Keenan, Slide #1
Hi, I am Shaina Keenan. To begin with, I utilized my own photography to make my slide visually appealing. Next, the point of my slide is to present one of the many parts of my life, taking pictures. I used my quote from my Me Magazine, because it is short, sweet, and gets the point across to the audience. For example, I love to capture small things such as flowers, because they are simple yet beautiful things that we all walk by everyday. As Presentation Zen suggested, I was not a wimp about the size of my font; I did not make it too big or too small. For my contrast segment, I chose the classic black and white theme, with hints of pale blue and gray; I really wanted the pictures to stand out. Furthermore, I did not want the placement of the pictures to JUST be side by side or perfectly centered on the slide; that is BORING. Therefore, I made the decision to have the pictures bleed over the bottom and side, a little. Lastly, as one of my final decisions that I made about the slide design is the information that it would consist, along with the space it would take up. I did not want too much empty space, so I made the font and picture sizes larger. Also, it allows the information to pop, and the slide to not be to boring or empty. 
Shaina Keenan, Re-Slide
         As a second part to our Quarter Two Media Fluency slide, we were to create a second slide based off of our feedback from the presentation. I learned a lot of new vocabulary from Presentation Zen and my fellow classmates. I learned such things contrast, rule of thirds, and more. This new information and vocabulary has led me to reviewing and critiquing other billboards and advertisements. 


 Based on the feedback from my classmates and Technology teacher I have ended with one final product. I received a little amount of feedback, but it was very helpful. Ella and Ameena commented that I should change the positioning of my quote. Also, I was told the colors, and choice to bleed were strong and good. Therefore, I changed the positioning of my quote, and just removed my name and the quotations. I did not touch any colors or any of the pictures! Along with the vocabulary, I learned that your peers can truly support you to help you produce a better product, and become a stronger student.
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Chelsea Middlebrooks's Media Fluency Slide

Chelsea Middlebrooks

I created my slide this way because reading in general has influenced me greatly. I used this image to represent my passion for books. I formatted my slide this way so that it is visually appealing, eye catching, but also informs you about me. I tried to make the slide visual, focused on the meaning of my slide, and made sure is understood by just one glance.I strived to have my slide meet the criteria need. Which were, Color, which is the very first thing people will notice. Size, Shape, Texture, Value, Contrast, and Emptiness.
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Ella Donesky's Media Fluency Slide

My slide represents my love of music, especially The Beatles and other oldies bands, and also my fascination with beetles and other insects. In the middle of the slide, is a quote from one of my favorite Beatles songs, that represents something I value.

The composition of my slide consists of decisions I made about the type, contrast, color, visuals, space, theme, and organization of the images. I knew which images I wanted to incorporate in my slide, and my main focus was to arrange them creatively, while also following the rules of composition. I chose a black and white Beatles image, and decided to tilt it on one side. This was mainly because I thought it was more creative than having it right side up, and because I didn’t think that you needed to see the image clearly to recognize who they are. Also, I didn’t want to have “floating images,” and I wanted to leave some space on the slide, so I pushed the image to the right side. I wanted to represent a single theme in my slide, so I decided to play on the word “beetle” and show the other side of what that word meant to me. I incorporated my fascination with beetles. I chose to put the images of the beetles on the left side of my slide, to balance the placement of the images, and to show more clearly the nature of the opposite meanings, but similar sounding words. There were no more images that I wanted to add, so I left it as it is. I thought of adding more, but decided not to, because I didn’t want to cram the space and give less attention to the images, individually. My last step was to add the text. I put the text in the middle, balancing the placement of all the pieces, while also following the rule of thirds. I chose the text size in the slide, because I wanted it to stand out, but not overpower the images. Originally, the text was black, the images were black and white, and the background was white, but I realized that I didn’t include any color in my slide, so it wasn’t very eye catching. When I thought about where I should add the color, I decided to add it to the text, because it contrasted between the color of the text and the color of the images, and the actual piece of text and image. The color I chose is orange, because orange is my favorite color, and it creates a visually appealing color scheme. I arranged the orange box, with the quote inside it, in the middle of the slide. Vertically, I placed it directly over Paul and Ringo’s heads, lining up with the ends of their heads. This creates an even and balanced composition throughout the slide.

I apologize for the cut-off image of The Beatles. I don't know what happened there.
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