Let’s be clear about one thing. Your slides, whether it’s PowerPoint, Keynote, or Google Slides, are not the main event of learning in your classes. They are a visual complement to the discussions and learning activities. You and the students are the show. The slides are some eye candy on the wall.
But they can be just lovely sometimes, can’t they?
Let’s have a slide deck beauty contest. Go through your slides and let us see your prettiest. Or, if you’re too shy, find a pretty one in this collection of about a million Open Education advocacy slide decks and nominate one from there. Just take a screenshot of the slide, perhaps with the Snipping Tool, and share it on Twitter.
Here’s a pretty one by Liz Stone at Fleming College to get us started.