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All about Dasia (1)

My slide has 2 flags which are the American flag and the Khmer flag. Those 2 flags represent what I believe in. I am Khmer and African American. I have quotes that inspire me because they have a meaning in life. “Beauty isn’t about having a pretty face. It is about having a pretty mind, a pretty heart, and most importantly, a beautiful soul,” is my favorite quote because it has a meaning to being a good person with beauty in and out of you. All of my quotes makes me think positively and to never give up. What influenced my decision making was my parents who supports me with everything.

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I added a textured corkboard as the background, and increased the contrast to match the corkboard background on the scrabble tiles I used to spell out my name. I also angled the photos so that they convey a slight sense of movement, and a pleasing visual rhythm. The angled photos and the placement and rotation of the pins makes the entire picture more convincing and realistic, as well as making the appearance less unnerving.  The differentiation in the angles, along with the layering of images, creates variety in the complete slide. There is a white border along the outside of each photo, which is aesthetically pleasing due to the high contrast. The strip of rainbow as a top border acts as a line, and helps to draw the viewer’s attention systematically along the entire canvas.

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      This slide took a lot of thinking, and planning. Being that a slide can be considered a glance media, I thought of an acronym that would be understood. What describes my life in a matter of 3 seconds? I used LIFE to make the acronym Learning Identity Football Eagles. I chose Learning because my education is extremely important to me. I chose identity because the slide shows a lot about who I am as a person. Football because of who big of a role it has played in my life over the past couple years, and finally the Eagles because I’ve been obsessed with them ever since I was born.

My slide purposely had lettering that stuck out so people would notice it. According to the presentation zen website our slides should be “digestible in a matter of 3 seconds” and that's what I tried to do. To be creative I tried to make some of the lettering, and pictures “bleed” of the page. Lettering on half the slide, and a collage of photos on the other for the consumer to notice. Overall the slide had all content necessary. The slide had details about me and showed a lot about who I am. The slide sort of looks like a IKEA Billboard also. It is overall filled with pictures, and eye catching detail that shares my identity.


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The slide before you is a picture of Ultimate Frisbee. I chose Ultimate because it a really cool and fun sport to play. The colors of the picture all work together and are visible. The letters say Ultimate Is Awesome because it is in my opinion. I also play Ultimate so I thought it would be a good thing for my slide. I have the letters red so you can see it but it doesn’t take away the picture. I made it that size so it is visible from far away and so you can see my opinion on the sport.

Kyle Thomas// Media Fluency

I decided to make my billboard get noticed.  My goal was to get my slide into the glance media. When people see my billboard I want them to slow down. They should know the elements such as the color, shape, size, lines, patterns, etc. The purpose of my visual is to show my talent and what I feel about it. Next, my theme is to  show how fun and my life on my slide. Also, trying to persuade people to dance. I based my slide off of pictures of me in a dance pose or with my team.
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The decisions I made were based on color really. My goal was to make my slide like glance media, but I think it’s too many pictures for it to be glance media. I wanted this to be something that would catch the eye. I also wanted to implement contrast so I put the red in the front since it’s bolder than white. One thing that my slide isn’t is one slide, one point. Since there is many points of interest.

Rahmir Powell// Media Fluency

n this entire process, I learned how and where to place things on a slide. I learned that contrast makes a huge difference in every way. I learned that size, alignment of pictures and word font can also make a difference as well as italicizing and underlining. On my reflection I decided to use a landscape view which shows a close up of the basketball, which pretty much built my life. I also put "My sport" in a small font which contrasts with the background but doesn't draw much attention. It is VERY important to do research before a project because there's a lot of mistakes when you don't.
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Technology: One Slide Project and Script

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So this is my slide for this Technology project. I am going to explain why I did what I did using terms I’ve learned over the past few classes. Firstly, there is a lot of blank space. I did this because if there would be too much, I felt like it would be too dense and therefore, too much to see. I made it simple and to the point to avoid confusion. I kept the color of the background to white because I didn’t want any crazy colors. It would take away from the more important things like the pictures. I tried to match most of the colors of the pictures to other words/pictures in the slide. For example, the three “z”s match the colors of the words. Thanks for listening!

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The way I designed my billboards was to get my point across with not looking at it for very long. The biggest  thing on the billboard was an image of a girl doing a gymnastic move. At your first site One can tell that yes it will be about gymnastics. A billboard is used to sell somethings or inform someone about a topic from far away. So one can see it when driving in their car which is very quick, for that reason I made the font of my words 60 and made it bold so it would stand out from a far. My background was a mild tone pink I chose this color because I wanted to draw your eye as soon as you see it. I did not want to a bright color because I didn't know how it would reflect in the light. The font was blue and the background was pink this was so they contracted with each other but i made sure they blended at the same time. The main purpose for me creating this billboard was to inform people about the gymnastic community and pursue them to join. I had one key point and made sure throughout the whole process that key point was made. There were not to making things on my slide, because I didn't want to cram you mind with to many things at once. This is why there were a lot of blank space. You had time to take everything in while on your way to work or wherever you may be going on your ride. There was a theme to my slide. I had three main colors blue, pink and black. These colors blend well with each other that's what made my billboard stand out. To end, my billboard was an interesting and different one because it had all the components and it stood out.

My Slide - Derek Jordan

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Most of the photos in my slide consist of pictures with close-ups of people or things. This is the best way to single out the one thing that I want the viewer to see. I also placed the dominant eye in the center of the photos. The picture of my brother and the picture my father show that. My entire slide has colorful text and images. Each word on the top of the slide has a different color and each photo has a different mixture of colors. The picture of the smoothie has a blank background to make it pop out and the picture of the cow has contrast between the grass and the cow itself.

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At first it was very difficult to make a decision on what I wanted to put on my slide. The assignment was to incorporate what you wrote on your “Me Magazine” and put it into your slide. I thought it was going to be easy. I thought to myself how hard can it be? I ended up making three slides all crowded, and very disorganized. After seeing some of my fellow classmates slides I decided to look at the sites. On one of them it talked about color and texture. It was a hard task to make the colors have intensity but make it look good at the same time. Many times I put myself in the perspective of the people who will be looking at my slide. With the first couple of slides most of my colors were either too bright or dark and in some cases you could not see the words. I decided to go with a light soothing background. It pops out but it doesn't hurt the eye when you first see it. The background made me feel calm and makes it easy to read the words on it. It was also difficult to write something in your slide that sums up what you talked about in your “Me Magazine”. The slide could not be crowded so I took many things that weren't needed out the slide. I decide to put one picture so they can focus on it more. If there were more pictures they wouldn't know what to focus on. I also decided to make the words big so they could focus on them to and make it easy and simple to read. I didn't want to make the people looking at it use up to much of their time, I want it to be quick and nice. The reason I decided to put the picture tilted was so the design of the slide could blend  in and make it have space so you could see the depth of the picture. To conclude the key to having a good slide is to incorporate having space, color, balance and size.

5 Minutes of science- Coral Bleaching

Coral, contrary to popular belief, is an animal. It is composed of coral polyps, small organisms, no larger than the thickness of a nickel. It is involved in a symbiotic relationship with a special kind of algae, called zooxanthellae. Coral keeps the algae safe, and in return the algae provides it with oxygen.

When coral is under high stress, it expels the algae from its tissue. The algae is corals source of vibrant color, so when it is removed the coral appears white like it was dipped in bleach.The main sources of this stress are, changes in water temperature, Pollution, Runoff water, Exposure to air during low tide, exposure to too much sun light. 

Coral bleaching is a common event, mass bleaching events have happened over the years. the largest on record happened in 2002 at the great barrier reef, where 54% of the coral was bleached. Bleaching is referred to as "The beautiful death" because it looks nice, but there is a higher mortality rate in effected corals. An easy way to prevent/fix coral bleaching is to treat the enviornment better. Many factors that harm the coral are man made. 

Currently the norther part of the great barrier reef is experiencing a bleaching event due to a 1 degree celsius change in the water temperature. Many were quick to say the reef was dead but its not too late, coral is a hearty life form and is known to bounce back from what seem to be extinction events. 



Me Magazine slide Rivera

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Hello My name is Benjamin Rivera and this is my slide. Based off of my Me Magazine I put a collage of things that I enjoy to do. I research how to make a slide pop to that viewers eye. First I made sure to use big letters. If you use smaller letters then people won’t be as interested in the slide because they want to  be able to she all the print without trying hard.  

Next to do was what type of pictures to put on my slide. I thought long and hard and thought what about sport action shots and I picked things that I liked and of course I had to put myself on the slide. One thing I put was a superman sign because I represent team superman. I picked sport action shots because one I play sports and that’s a passion I have and I thought it would pop out. I could just pick any pictures though. I made sure that everything was nice and smooth so you didn’t have to look really close.

I looked up sports magazines and notices they changed the colors of the pictures. It made the image look smoother with contrast. So I used that idea and put it into my slide to improve and change the pictures. I didn’t make everything the same color because I felt like it should be creative.

Now it was time to make everything pop out. The background was next. In the IKEA website all the products had a nice background that made the product look good. But it also makes it really pop your picture out. What’s something that people get attracted to when they see if for the first time. Shiny things. I looked up a bright star edited the coloring and poof I had my background ready to pop out.

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I made the slide based off of my interests. I based it off of space and sci-fi. I picked the background because I wanted a space picture. I picked the color of the words so that they were visible against the background. The title is large because it is important.

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Technology is a huge part of my life from my phone even when it comes to my laptop. Some of the thing that influenced the things in this slide were the most important things in my life.These things also have to do with some of the most important accomplishments in my life.

Swimming has been really important to me for the past six years. I have won 3 of my 4 meets. And it just so happened that my coach was a lifeguard coach also. Therefore this coming February, I get to take the lifeguard test. This will be a great accomplishment for me, for the future.

My dad can be really, a lot.  It took a long time but I feel that I have been able to build a really strong relationship with him. Although he constantly annoys me, I still answer to him and love him as my dad. I honestly don’t know where I would be if it wasn’t for who my dad is. He’s always been there for me in my life even in “bad times”.

Last, but especially not least, comedy has been a huge part of my life. It has opened lots of doors for me. Making people in general is just another passion for me. Although, people don’t understand my jokes (half of the time they just don’t want to admit that I’m funny) I still try to make people laugh because, it’s what I love.

I didn’t really learn much from this project, because of other media fluency classes that I have taken similar to this. Yet, something that I did learn, is getting inspiration from thing as simple as store signs. I learned about some of the things that make a sign intriguing. Things like typefaces, colors, fonts, sizes, and even grammar and wording. The way that all of these things look affect the way that someone interprets your presentation.

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Me Magazine Slide

 I made this slide because I believe it reflects the hardship and pain that I went through and still go through. I thought of all that I shared in my me magazine and realized that the cover that I drew was what reflected my life. I also liked the theme of good versus evil as a background because it's been a very important part in my education and how I got to SLA in the first place. I also recognized the contrast of colors between the dark red and the bright white, so I used black and white text. The slides background also uses a lot of texture to give it a real life sort of feel. The Zen website explained that to many words on a slide would make it boring. So I chose to just keep the title of my Me Magazine since that's what the project is based on.


Tech slide(Gayer)

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First of all I made the slide look like that because, come on why not, it’s funny. When would anything like this ever happen. Also if you see this on a billboard you’re gonna be like what the… and I’m going to leave it at that. Oh yeah that picture in the corner is what I and many of you like to do on the weekend. I chose to make my slide like this because I wanted to summarize all the crazy stuff that goes on in my head when I’m board into one picture and this was the best I could do. Anyway so what I did to create the slide was, I copied and pasted the picture into google slides then I gave it a dark background and made the picture transparent. If you double click the picture in google slides then go to image options and mess around with the settings you can do that. And that’s all I have to say.

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When first researching about this project, I didn’t know much about designing. I knew a little bit from my dad, he’s a graphic designer, maybe that’s somewhat ironic because my slide is about him. But, I enjoy the way my slide looks. The slide contrasts, with black and white, which catches eyes, according to There is some empty space in my slide as well, so it doesn’t look cluttered, and the sizes of my words vary, so people mainly get key information. When we watched our video in class, the man said that it's important for people to only see what they need to know, that's why the euro sign was smaller compared to the price. I also added some low intensity color to the slide, to make my important words pop out, and keep it from being to dull. Lastly, I have a picture of my dad added to the slide. It's a medium size picture that isn't too intense, but captures the eye, it isn't a bleeding picture because I thought having the whole view of it looked better than having some cut off. That is why my slide looks the way it does!

Introducing Me - Karen Ossowski

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Hello. You already know my name, but i will repeat it again for the sake of profession.  

My name is Karen Ossowski.

My ¨Me Magazine¨ is called Introducing Me.

In the making of this project, i thought about not only the ¨Me Magazine¨ but i opened up to myself and thought, ¨who am i?¨ ¨what makes me, me?¨

I thought about it for a while, and i tried to put it in a few sentences.

What i didn't put in the slide, is my adventure with my best friend.

Some of you may have heard of this story before if you read my ¨Me Magazine¨

I won't tell the story for the sake of time, but if you really want to know i'll tell you later in the presentation.

I looked at how they put videos in frames, but i don't have any, so i went with the appearing. I also thought about colors, i thought to go light on the eyes and not make this too bright, i know that colors was a big thing and so was text fonts.

They said to go with lighter colors in the light and brighter in the dark.

One of the websites said something about a 90 something font size, and i thought, no way am i going to pull that off, i can barely get a 20 font.

I went with a smaller font because, well, i can write , but also, because it may keep some people interested, some maybe not, but with a lot of words it may hurt your eyes. I decided to do only some words but with a bigger font. I put a picture in the background because it represents my love for books and photography.

I tried to keep this slide simple, it tells you a lot about me, i'm simple, i keep things simple and that tells you a lot about my personality, the personality that you don't know very well.

Some things i'm not used to and i have to get used to considering i am going to be here for the next four years of my life.

Opening up to people is one of them, i told some of you about my anger issues, and possibly how i'm bipolar, so is most of my family.

Changing the subject back to the slide, it expresses a lot about me when it comes to the books. As you know from the slide i said that my adventures are on pages through my eyes. The photo also represents my love for photography, i love taking pictures and doing art in general, when it comes to things like art, i'll be up all night. Now that i've told you about my slide, i am concluding this presentation. Hope you liked some of it at least (i'm probably changing that last sentence)

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Me magazine for Technology (2)

Hello fellow classmates. I am here to tell you about how I made my slide. The first thing that I did on my slide is that I add pictures to my slide so it could describe the things that is on my Me Magazine. Another thing is that instead of providing details about my slide, I just add pictures so it could represent what I wrote on my Me Magazine for English class since the first week of school. The pictures that I put on my slides are soccers and friends. I did that because of my I have a passion for soccer and I really love my friends so I thought why not write about it. So now I made a slide that shows my passion for soccer and also explains how I really love my best friends. The background is bright blue because it stood out to me and it really cute too.

Oszain's Slide

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I included the green, white and blue background because it’s the Sierra Leonean flag. I put the lining of Africa on it because Sierra Leone is a country in Africa.

In the middle I included 2 inspirational quotes that I really like. And then it has my name in a grayish color because one of my favorite colors is gray.

"Dream Chasing."


I made this script because it embodies everything I’m doing right now. I like it because it’s glance media you can look at it and there’s a message you just have to think about it a little bit. My whole magazine pretty much tells the story of how I’ve loved basketball and how I moved here to pursue it.

I like this slide because of the big font creating contrast with the world. and the clear (I think) message of how on top of the world I want to be with basketball being the platform to get there.  

Pretty much if I can reach my goals of playing basketball at the highest level I’ll be on top of the world, that’s the biggest dream I got. I moved here with that being pretty much my only motivation. Right now the only thing I’m doing is ‘Dream Chasing.’

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The slide you are now looking at describes me in many ways. The quote you now see is my favorite quote by a youtuber. He’s funny, sad, serious, and so much more. I chose this quote for a lot of reasons, but the main reason is because this is something that's going to help me throughout my years of high school and college. It has a giant impact on me in a lot of ways. The lion to the right isn’t just my favorite animal, but also because the background is black which means I am a lone lion. Lastly is the meaning of the flag of where I am from. This is something very big in my life and will stick with me forever. The dollar at the top means I have a dollar and a dream. The dollar doesn’t just mean I have a dollar and a dream, it also means that you can do very big things with little things. And also the flag is just to represent. At first I didn’t know what to do at all. I was confused and I did not know what I have to or could put on the slide. So I started to think about what I do everyday and what I like to do and my influences such as the quote by my favorite youtuber.


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The assignment was to simplify my Me Magazine into one picture and present it. This task wasn't as easy as it seems. It seems like it, but not really. The fact thing that made everything really difficult part of this whole project was thinking of an idea for my slide, without going overboard. The goal i went for was to incorporate everything i put in my Magazine to one picture, but my problem was i talked about something that was completely different from each other. Till i came to the conclusion that the Mag. was all linked together by one thing. They all tell my emotion in a different way. So that's when i came up with the quote, “The construction of music is like the construction of art; there is no such thing as a first try. But at the end of the day, you express emotion in a different way.” I decided to pick and choose word to make a differnt color so that it sticks out to people reading. At this point i then tried incorporate music and art in one picture. That's when i thought of putting graffiti and a piano in the picture. And all of these show my qualities from my Me Mag.

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What you see here is the most important and mostly my whole life. Amarillo, azul y rojo the colors of my flag, I represent this flag and myself and my family.

My value of background is white like blank to stand out for understatement of importance inside my life. It represents the priorities in my life, that is me and my family. And the color of my picture is black and white because the black represents of my self-care. Meaning that I need to love myself before I love anyone else and my family is helping me fill the white spaces with love. The space is negative with me and I have to try to be in the positive side with my family, slowly I’m getting there.

The movement of the the flag is representation of the ups and down my native land has been through and still is. It shades because the texture is darkness and all the corruption and struggles people in Venezuela suffer.