I’ve had requests from students in the past, asking me to make my powerpoint presentations available to them. But this is the first semester that I’m seriously considering doing so. I wonder whether other educators and students who read this blog have feelings about and experiences related to this subject that they might be willing to share. On the one hand, I’d love to have students listen and interact rather than frantically scribble down notes during class periods. On the other hand, I’ve shared powerpoint content with colleagues and they have shared theirs with me, and I’ve often included (hopefully) amusing elements and pop culture references that will make no sense if removed from the context of their use in class. Any thoughts?