This morning's keynote speaker was Jim Moulton, a former educator who embraces the combination of technology and education. You can find his website at http://jimmoulton.org/
Mr. Moulton brought up a good point that has stuck with me. He talked of presentations using PowerPoint and commented that all the bells and whistles that we educators think we need are not necessary. In other words, instead of spending our time making our presentation what we believe our students will find engaging and aesthetically please is a waste of time. Keep it simple. His presentation was done in simple black and white, and you know what? I was engaged and didn't miss the slides flying in and out.
You can view his presentation and I encourage you to do so at http://tinyurl.com/44yyuc