From the critique of my slide, I learned that since I am the creator, only I know what I want to grab the audience’s attention. I also learned that images get distorted sometimes when being shown on a projector in comparison to a computer screen so I should be careful when enlarging or minimizing images and text because it may make things be grainy or go unseen by the audience.
To remake this slide, I first remade a version that had my original background and text color but with more paint splatters as a border. I then decided to completely remix my slide so, I inverted the colors making the background black and the words white. It was suggested that, to catch the eye, I should make my name multicolored so, I did so. It was also suggested that I make my quote bigger so that the audience can read it since it was put on the slide for a reason.
I think the research helped me make a better slide because it showed that there are many different ways to interpret information and in order to convey the message you want, you have to catch the eye of the audience. I would also consider my classmates’ presentations research because I could see the things I liked about a slide and the things I didn’t like about a slide and I could see common mistakes that were present in my slide as well as theirs. For the most part, I used the given resources, google and advice from my friends to create a good slide. I used the ideas of eye catching colors, the rule of thirds and other advice from classmates/friends to formulate a new and improved idea for my slide remix.
I made my slide the way I did because it was what felt most natural to me. I started out with just the silhouette and the wording in the top left corner because that was something I knew I definitely wanted to do when the project was introduced to us. I added the paint splatters because I like how abstract paint splatters seem even if they are controlled. I also added paint splatters because it my research, I found that color is very eye catching and my original idea was just black and white with a lot of negative space so, the bright colored paint splotches added contrast. I came up with the idea of a silhouette because I didn’t want there to be too many colors for the audience to focus on. The girl is seen reading while lying down on her stomach and I picked this specific silhouette because this was the most relatable image to me. I love reading and when I am reading I normally find myself in this position. In addition to the silhouette and the paint splatters, there are words in the upper right hand corner that I think sum who I am up in less than twenty words. From the top, the words read as my birthday, my name and a sentence I thought up to describe everything about me. I was born November 3, 2002 and on that day I got my name, Londyn Monét. Over time, I became “the little girl with big dreams and a powerful mind” because I was curious about everything and interested in learning all I could while always pushing myself to go above and beyond even when it wasn’t required. Since I was a child, I’ve had crazy dreams of being trained at every profession under the sun. Now, I know I want to be a self-made billionaire to be able to help others all around the world. Can you say big dreams?
I placed everything the way I did after taking in the advice Ms.Hull gave and after doing more research on how to create an eye-catching slide. The silhouette of the girl bleeds off the slide because it makes the image appear bigger and more appealing to the audience. The paint splatters, as I mentioned before, add contrast to an otherwise black and white slide. The few words on the slide get straight to the point of telling you what the slide is about and supposed to represent; me.
A. Explain your L.A.N. (Local Area Network - all the devices on your internet connection.)
There are seven devices connected directly to my L.A.N. My mother, brother and I all have one phone and tablet connected to WiFi. On the L.A.N., we also have a desktop that is shared amongst the three of us that is directly connected to the router/modem and my brother and I have our personal laptops connected to the network through WiFi.
B. Reflect on what you learned about networks. Did you have an OMG moment that you learned something new and interesting? If not, write about what you learned.
I actually learned a lot about networks because I never knew how they worked, I just knew that they existed in many homes across America and the rest of the world. My “OMG” moment was when Ms.Hull said that if you have Verizon than you more than likely have a phone cord that connects the internet to your home. I thought that the internet was always connected to homes and other facilities through through ethernet.
C. What would you tell other people that they need to know about having an ISP/Home network?
I would tell others that have an ISP/Home Network that they need to be very careful about what they do and post on the internet because viruses and hackers could infiltrate your network if you aren’t. I would also tell them to educate themselves a little bit on home networks and how they work because if they don’t know at least the basics, a money-hungry company could overcharge them for something that they either don’t need or could've done themselves.