I've substantially improved the power point slides for my cairns presentation (teaching programming using game maker, blogs and wikis) following helpful feedback received from staff at school after a rehearsal at school today
The main thing is that I've added many more screenshots of student work to give it more life and a feel for what the students actually did. In the earlier version there was too much of "my thought" and not enough "student voice". It's funny but I went through a similar process of improving my presentation in preparing for my Melbourne talk last year (Something is making me do it). I guess that some old dogs take a while to learn tricks.
Let the students speak, from the grassroots. The audience / participants hear that voice as real, engaging, interesting. Is this a lesson that every generation learns, forgets and then relearns?
Unique visitors to the learningEvoves wiki have gone from 12 to 35 in the past 2 or 3 days and visits from 8 different countries (!) Tony Forster has been adding a lot of material to the wiki over the past few days.