Ben Wildboer shows how he used some ideas he found online (including some from yours truly!) to upgrade a slide deck about basic Earth structure. His blog post includes an “Extreme Makeover” like before and after look at his entire slide deck.
Ben’s immediate observation distills everything I’ve been trying to convey as succinctly as I’ve seen it done:
There were several students that expressed regret at the demise of the bullet points. Itâ€™s easier for them to just copy down exactly what it says (of course it is, they donâ€™t have to actually pay attention or comprehend to do that). How well theyâ€™ve been trained by their past experiences!
Ah yes. Undoing years of damage done by the ubiquitous bullet point. Challenging, to say the least. But definitely a battle worth fighting.
Go check out Ben’s slide decks. And the rest of his blog while you’re there. He’s off to a great start!!