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Media Fluency Adam Cavalier

Presentation Option #1
I got a lot of criticism for my first slide. There were problem of the slide not being simple and to the point. There was to much going on. Another problem was when I put pictures into the slide, they were not transparent to the background. Also using warm and cold colors wasn't a very good idea either. So i decided to scratch that whole slide and create a new one off the same topic. This new one I made is short and to the point. "Ball is life," It is a basketball with 3 words to explain me. All of the colors I used were warm and bright colors. I used the rule of the thirds to balance where the ball goes and where the text belongs. I learned a lot from this assignment to make my presentations more appealing to the audience or on a billboard outside. I learned about alignment and the difference between warm and cold colors. This assignment is a huge help for me in the future. 
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Husain's me slide

Tech Class Presents 2
In technology class we were assigned an assignment using what we have learned through out tech class and we have learned from numerous things from something called Zen. So, what I have chosen was a picture of a duck, in fact the ugly duckling. I used this to signify to things one do not let the pixels from the image be clear to the eye and make the picture stand out more than the rest of the image. I did this so the eye of the viewer can focus more on the image. Another, thing that I did was I made the letters of the words green because I felt like green was the most often color seen in this picture. One, more thing I did was edit the picture so It wasn't copied right off of the internet.

Tech Me Magazine Redo

Tech Me Magazine Slide (Jake Norman) (1)
While doing this project I learned how to properly contrast colors as well as how to space things. In my new slide (see below), I had enlarged the text and moved it to a different place to make the slide look less focused to the center of the picture. Miss Hull set the class up for failure by going straight into a project that the class had not studied for or learned about, but she did also help us by giving us a link to an informative website on presentation slides.
Tech Me Magazine Slide (Jake Norman)

New Slide

New Slide
When we were making this new slide I considered the advice I was told by both the students and teachers. I learned that I should crop off anything that I am not using and make sure you use size. Don't let anything be small so more people can see it if it's big. I identified that I was not using some simple tricks and techniques. Ms. Hull set me up for failure by just saying to make a slide all about you and only showed us a little bit about what to do so we could do our own research. During the classroom discussion I learned that I should try some colors to make it pop in a good way
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Media Fluency

Tech (2)


Why did you make the slide look the way it does?I made the side the way it is because i wanted it to stand out so i made look like a billboard. I use colors that work great with each other or contrast with each other. Those colors are the dark blue and light blue i use for the background and the yellow for the text.What influenced your decision making?

What influenced me was seeing the ikea billboard it really caught when i put some thought on if it looks presentable. I also notice the color really stood out on the poster so i decided to incorporate those colors too.Something else that influenced me was i was just sitting in class when i took a glance at the window and look up to the sky. I thought to myself there are no limits when you can go past the clouds and sky all the way to the moon. why give up when you can try harder and become anything you want. Also do anything you want and become the person you want to be. Thats why i put the clouds in the slide because it shows the sky which is most  people limits but not mines.
Tech (3)
While listen to class discussion i learned a lot about making slides. For example I learned about colors contrasting , How all the text in the slide should be about the same size. I also learned the text she be the same font. Another thing I realize was that Miss hull wasn't lying about setting us for failing. I guess I learned my lesson anyways I learned about spacing which wasn't really incorporated on my first slide. The changes made to my slide where space out the text properly and make it look like its falling. Also to make the cloud be able to be seen more and take the cloud at the bottom out. These where the changes I did to my original slide to make my new slide better.

Spanish journal Q2 #4

Autodifisia en México 2013

El Pais


suceder - happen (v)

cuestión - issue

fabricacion - production

atemorizante - scary

En otra noticias sobre violencia de pistolas, la guerra con los narcos en méxico y todavía está sucediendo y está más sangriento que nunca. Algunos quizás deciria que la guerra es más violento por hay razón pero las historias sobre los narcos va a hacer que te pensar algo diferente.  Lee un artículo sobre ese cuestión (en “El País”) y lo fue más peor que yo pensaba. Solamente el Sábado pasado dos cien personas caminaban a el ciudad de Paracuaro con muchas armas y ellos confrontaron la policía. Muchos ciudades en México son centros de fabricación para los industrias de metanfetamina y marihuana.  La industria de drugos en México es muy atemorizante, y los narcos pueden ser muy violento. En el artículo leo sobre un incidente cuando un grupo de mercenarios fuimos a un bar y cayeron cinco cabezas sobre la mesa. Esto era un cosa horrible y ojala algo va a hacer a esperar estos asesinatos terribles. La industria está en el control de algunas de las grandes ciudades y cosas esta se salga de control. Algunos de los oficiales del ejército fueron incluso asesinados en los últimos meses.

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"Philadelphia Phillies" by David McShane

El mural de los phillies esta localizado en el 24 de walnut.

3 cosas del mural que revelas sobre la comunidad:
-El mural revela que la comunidad le gustan a los phillies.
- tambien quiere decir que ellos estan enamorados de los phillies.
-ellos adoran su equipo de cuidad.

2 objetos, imagenese frases encontrado en el mural.
- solo todos los mejors jugadores estan ahi
- hay una persoan que narra el juego

1 razon
ellos aman a su equipa por todo en el mundo
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Media Fluency Hanna Dunakin

Slide #2
My slide is a little different than it was before. First I get rid of the cookie because I was told that the cookie made no sense in my slide. I learned that not every blank space in a slide has to be filled, that sometimes just one picture explains it all. To put more color in the slide, I changed the color of the quote from black to yellow, so it would match the color of the paint on the road, and it would pop out a little bit too. To make the picture more exciting I also but the quote inside the road and shaped it in the road as well making it look like paint from the road. I thank everyone who gave me suggestions for my slide and for teaching me about media fluency. I enjoyed this unit very much and I'm very proud of my final product (slide). Everyone should learn about media fluency because it helps get rid of the detail you don't need, and it teaches you that one image can say a lot. I hope to learn more in the future. Thank you!
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"Philadelphia Muses", por Meg Saligman’s

3 cosas del mural:

  • Este mural es ubicado en 1235 Locust Street en Filadelfia Pennsylvania.
  • Las imágenes rerpresentan la communidad. 
  • Pintada por Meg Saligman’s.

2 frases etc.:

  • Murales son intendidos para apoderar y representar un idea. 
  • Son algo que siempre va a  contar la historia de una lugar. 

1 razon que es significativo para esta communidad:

El mural significativa para representar el communidad entre los diferentes personas. El propósito es para representar los aritstas y innovas. 

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"The Color of Your Voice" por Ernel Martinez, Keir Johnston

Este mural ubicado en 2417 Ridge Avenue y fue terminada 3 October 2012. Este mural revela unos cosas sobre la comunidad como la idea de la individualidad y cómo es importante. El mural también revela el talento artístico de la comunidad porque es un mural muy bonito. Yo creo que el mural es un símbolo del individualismo en la comunidad. Yo puedo ver muchos colores en el mural. Yo puedo ver un mundo muy diverso cuando yo pienso en el mural. Yo creo que el mural puede apoyar personas tristes que no pueden ser ellos mismos. Este mural es significativo para esta comunidad porque el mural puede apoyar todo el mundo con ellos mismos y imagenes.

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Aqui y Alla por Michelle Angela Ortiz

Este mural ubicado en 1515 South 6th Street en Filadelfia de Sur. El mural revela que la mayoría de la comunidad son Mexicanos, los niños en Mexico y los Estados Unidos tienen similitudes, y las comunidades de Mexico y Filadelfia pueden vivir en armonía. Un mujer simboliza los niños en Filadelfia y el niño simboliza los niños en Mexico. Este mural es muy significativo para este comunidad porque el mensaje es los niños en países diferentes son el mismo. 

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Isabella D'Angelo Q2 Media Fluency

Inspire Through Sound
Most of the comments I got from people about my slide are about the spacing between my words. Some people said that the lines between ‘Inspire Through” and “Sound” are too far apart. Others said I should make the word “Sound” way bigger because it’s the main point of the slide. I made this slide different by making “Sound” bigger and bolder, and I put all the words closer together.  I learned how to capture someone’s attention by using three words on a slide. I also learned how to edit my pictures on my laptop (MacBook Pro). Usually I  use apps on my phone or iPad to edit pictures but I found out how to edit on my laptop by doing working on this slide.

Spanish journal Q2 #3

armas en El salvador

El Pais


Informe - reports

disgustado - upset, disgruntled

aflojar - loosen (v)

guerra - war

Envíos - shipments

recientemente estudios he mostrar que más de los pistolas en el país de El Salvador eran de los estados unidos. En los años pasados, profesionales pensaban que casi todos de los armas en ese país estaba de los estados unidos. Informes sobre crimen mostra que todos de los armas usadas en el crimen son de el U.S. No sabemos donde se hicieron pero sabemos que fueron comprar aqui en los estados unidos. Cuando lee eso yo fui un poco disgustado porque se que El Salvador es el segundo más alto en el mundo para homicidio. Cómo puede esto no abrir los ojos de las personas que quieren mantener nuestras leyes de armas actuales?  Si permitimos nuestros leyes de armas afloja, cosas malas que va pasar. En El Salvador y Honduras, 70% de los asesinatos son causados por armas. Muchas personas en los Estados encuentra formas para pedir los pistolas a países en América de sur. Despues de algunos guerras muchos armas todavia esta en los cuidados y los envíos de los Estados no esta ayudando. El gobierno de El Salvador constantemente esta tratando a destruir más de los pistolas y armas, pero nosotros en el Estados necesitamos a ayudar porque somos un parte de la problema.

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Media Fluency Mark Kriegh

I chose these this color scheme to compliment the Doge’s golden fur. A black background was used to to contrast the golden orange Doge fur. The font was chosen as ironically because all designers don't use that font. Not a very well thought out plan. I had the "So doge Mark Kriegh" in the top left and upper middle thirds of the page. This compliments the doge and "WOW" taking up an equal amount of space as the text, leaving 5 thirds of the slide empty. I didn't have the image bleed off the page because the empty space would have been too overpowering. The black lines move the viewer's eyes to the right of the screen.
Me The Ad
The criticism I had received was pertaining to the font choice of comic sans and the black lines to direct the eyes. I changed the font to Bree Serif. I also removed the black lines because they added nothing to the slide. I also removed the "Mark Kriegh" because it added nothing to the presentation. I moved the "So Doge" down and enlarged it to  account for the missing space allocated by the removal of "Mark Kriegh". The "WoW" was raised because there was a tangent between the Doge and "WoW". The size of the Doge was slightly increased.
Me The Ad
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Media Fluency Slide

My slide has a picture of broken glass in the middle and then to the side it says "broken and lost". It represents the confusion and sadness humans sometimes experience when things change. The fog represents the confusion and the shattered glass represents the sadness. I chose this image because it is eye catching and represented what I was trying to communicate to others well. I put the picture in the middle because I was trying to balance the slide. I made the image bigger than the text so that the people viewing the slide would look at the image first and then at the text. I made the image of the glass dominate the slide because it is the most important part of the slide. I chose to use a black background because it contrasted with the light blue and white image. My text is light blue because it is close to the same color as the glass.

Presentation Zen influenced my decision making. All the examples they had on the website were very useful and inspiring. Signs on the streets also influenced my decision making and so did billboards on the highway. My opinion and the suggestions of other classmates also influenced my design.

Untitled presentation (1)
I changed my slide in a couple of ways. First I changed the font and moved the text. I chose a new font that I believe shows my point better. I also moved the text so the slide was balanced better. I enlarged the words “broken” and “lost” and made the word “and” smaller. I moved the image to the left so the slide was balanced better. I learned a lot about media fluency from class discussions. My classmates helped me learn a lot. Their critiques were very insightful and helpful. I learned more from them discussing the slides then I learned from the website.  I learned about contrast, size, and tangents. I also learned how to make a slide looked balanced. I learned that if you make something bigger than everything else people look at that first and you can use that to show them where to look on the slide without actually telling them. I really enjoyed learning about media fluency!
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Design Project

Design Project (2)
I made this for tecknology class. The idea was that we would make a slide of anything. We would have to learn design princabels to make it look good. I chose sking and these are bullet points of what I did what I did-

-I chose this because I love to ski

-I chose to right cuase insteead of becuase I wanted "love to ski" on it’s own line

- I matched the color of the word Skiing to the color of the ski’s

-Then in my second textbox I made the color a light gray to complement the whitish snow

-Then I put the pictures of the skis are on the bottom left two intersections, on the rule of thirds.

-Then I have sKing in the top right intersection

-Then my text box in the bottom two.

-I edited the picture so their will be no copy write issues and the sky did not complement the black background.

Design Project (1)
This is my revised version of my slide-
- I changed the font to add on overlay to make it look more visualy intresting.
-I made the font larger because there was to much negative space.
-I shortened the text to reduce wordeness.
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Q2 Media Fluency

Q2 Media Fluency (1)
In our 9th grade tech class we were told to create one slide to represent who we are. We needed to use the resources we were given, such as Presentation Zen, to make eye catching slides that look like they could be on billboards. I mainly focused on color contrast and used a warm color, yellow, on top of a cool color, blue. To pull everything together I used black and white. I also used different fonts to keep the eye interested. Then to match the font colors yellow and white, I put a yellow sun with a white stroke in the left bottom corner under my name. This is bleeding off of the slide to make it seem bigger and more engaging. 
Q2 Media Fluency #2
After receiving various critiques from my classmates and peers; I have changed my slide for the better. Before I was left with a lot of negative space, tangents, visual confusion, and awkward placement. Now I have rearranged the placement of my name, the rest of the words, the sun, and got rid of the stroke surrounding the sun. I also changed my font, enlarged the words "Professional Bathroom Singer" and placed my name, italicized, inside of the sun. Each word's kerning is now the same because I made the font universal. I kept the sun bleeding off of my slide, the color contrast, and also the general spacing of my text. I learned so much from listening to the conversations of my classmates and my teacher. I learned about tangents, kerning, bleeding off of slides, color contrast, and overall how to put together an eye-catching slide. 
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You and The World Budget Crisis

For my You and The world project I will be focusing on the School District of Philadelphia budget crisis and how it directly affects me and my learning in the public school system. Some of the major areas that affect students with the budget crisis are the little support students receive, limited access to nurses and counselors on a daily basis, and the classroom size (ratio of teacher to student). In Additional effects caused by the budget crisis target the learning of students academically in areas where art and music classes along with extracurricular activities that have been cut from the schools in Philadelphia, in  There has also been a definite change in the learning process where textbooks are limited in classrooms, for example in Kensington Creative and Performing Arts High School in textbooks pages are missing! Teachers now have to find other ways to teach lessons with limited resources. This poses a real threat to learning because without the whole textbook how can you learn the whole story of a subject? The upside of this all, is that I attend Science Leadership Academy where all of the students are provided with computers because it is a technology based high school.

However that does not mean SLA has not had “cuts” of it’s own for example for 6 years SLA has had macbook laptops, but after an offer from Michael Dell to be beta testers for the new Chromebook worth $1000 a $700 dollar reduction. In other high schools in the district this becomes a problem to schools that have less funding because students can’t learn accurate work in adequate timing with less material. Even major high achieving schools in the district have had some kind of cutting, for example Central and Masterman High Schools have had budget cutting to their libraries. These Libraries had high accolades, Central’s library was named a national model by Apple and on average had 800 student visits a day, 147000 a year. All of these cuts have greatly limited learning and furtherance of students in the school district.

Here is My Annotated Bibliography.
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Q2 Reflection #4: “10 razones para dejar de tomar gaseosas dietéticas”

Audrey Pham


Melanie Manuel

Word Count: 204

10 razones para dejar de tomar gaseosas dietéticas”

¿Qué te gusta bebes la gaseosa? ¿Qué te gusta bebes la gaseosa todos las días? Usted debe pensas antes su próxima lata de gaseosas porque el artículo hable sobre 10 razones para dejar de tomar gaseosas dietéticas. En artículo, afirma: “Confunden a tu cuerpo, podrían llevarte a subir de peso y no a la pérdida del mismo, están asociadas con un aumento en el riesgo de padecer diabetes tipo 2, no tienen valor nutricional, su endulzante está vinculado a dolores de cabeza, con el tiempo, arruinarán tu sonrisa, hacen que beber sea más peligroso, están asociadas a la depresión, podrían ser dañinas para tus huesos, y pueden perjudicar tu corazón.” En general, Su salud es importante. Mientres eres joven, es bueno a comer sano. La obesidad y la diabetes tipo 2 es convertirse peor especialmente en Americano. Come sano ahora, cuándo usted viejo, su cuerpo va a estar bien y tus hijos no reciben tus genes. No beben gaseosas van a hacer una gran diferencia. Es bueno para beber a veces, no todos los días. Animas a tus amigas sobre este y tu familia. Enfermedades del corazón es muy mal y el máximo americanos tienes enfermedades del corazón porque consume de bebidas poco saludables.

"10 Razones Para Dejar De Tomar Gaseosas Dietéticas." CNN En Espaol Ultimas Noticias De Estados Unidos Latinoamrica Y El Mundo Opinin Y Videos RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Jan. 2014.
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Q2 Reflection #3: Los mayores más pobres son los que más están ayudando a sus familias

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PHA Ayudará a Familias a Encontrar Empleo

Michelle Friedman

Señorita Manuel

Quarter 2

Reflection 4

PHA Ayudará a Familias a Encontrar Empleo

En Ingles, el “PHA” esta el “Philadelphia Housing Authority”. El PHA es el organization que trabaja para encontrar casas por personas y también, ellos trabajan a encontrar dinero para el organizacion. Recientemente, el “Philadelphia Housing Authority” recibirá mucho dinero. El congresista de Pensilvania, Chaka Fattah, anunció el noticia buena al tercero del Enero.

El “Philadelphia Housing Authority” recibirá $339.195 por parte del Departamento de Vivienda y Desarrollo Urbano. El “Philadelphia Housing Authority” recibirá el dinero mediante el programa, “Housing Choice Voucher”.

Este programa trabaja a ayudar familias que estan elegibles obtener casas y eventualmente, trabajo. El programa tiene meta a hacer un comunidad con personas que pueden vivir y trabajar sin la ayuda del gobierno y de sus amigos. Hoy, ellos pueden ir a servicios y programas diferentes por personas sin trabajo. Esta noticia es muy importante por Filadelfia porque nosotros tenemos una problema grande con desempleo.

Yo entiendo que este noticia es muy importante porque mi abuelo y abuela vivían en apartamentos del gobierno antes de ellos se mueren. Los apartamentos fueron pagados por el gobierno. Sin la ayuda del gobierno, ellos no fueron tener una casa.

Antes de yo leí este articulo interesante, yo aprendí una palabra nuevas. El palabra “subsidio” traduce a “grant” en Inglés.

Word count: 209

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Korah Lovelace Qrt.2 Art Blog!

Pablo Picasso Research: 

Picasso lived between the years 1881 and 1973. During these years the spanish artist created tons of pieces, making him one of the most legendary artist, sculptors, painters and printmakers of all time. Despite all the popular images commonly displayed and mentioned in media, Picasso is also responsible for Co- Founding the Cubist Movement, he invented “Constructed Culture,” and also the co-invention of the “Collage.” Picasso was born into an art fluent family, his father was a painter. Some of his art may have been influenced by incidents present in his life. For instance, his sister Conchita died at age seven of diphtheria. Picasso was lucky enough to be sent to a very prestigious art school called “Madrid’s Royal Academy of San Fernando.” Despite Picasso’s schooling, his raw talent and groundbreaking creativity made him one of the most innovative artists of all time.  

I copied his drawling of a simple bird.
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The Abundant City por Eurhi Jones

Este mural, ubicado en 2632 Master Street en Filadelfia significa muchas cosas para las personas que viven cerca. Este mural revela que el jardín debajo da vegetales a muchas restaurantes. Es importante porque representa que el jardín es un lugar donde los residentes pueden aprender sobre la nutrición y cocinando. La mural es importante porque representa que muchas personas aprendan cosas con la ayuda del jardín, y la mural añade a la belleza. En la mural, hay un grupo de remolachas pintado en un color borgoña. A la izquierda hay zanahorias y un río, y también hay algunos flores, como las girasoles. Este mural es significativo para la comunidad, porque está pintado en un lugar que muchas personas van a aprender muchas cosas, y envés de apartamentos y un hotel, hay un hermoso jardín que la gente puede disfrutar.

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"It Was All a Dream" Por Unknown

3 cosas del mural: 
En este mural es una cita del Biggie Smalls. Lee fue todo un sueño. Es una cita de su canción "Juicy" o "Jugoso" y el álbum "El Notorio B.I.G". Salió en 1994. Se encuentra en 11th y Spring Garden o Jardín de Primavera. 
2 frases etc.:
Biggie Smalls ha inspirador a muchas personas. Biggie no nació en las riquezas. Donde se encuentra el mural muestra eso. 
1 razon que es significativo para esta communidad:
Biggie era una foz para los barrios más pobres.  
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