Personally, I’ve always been a fan of flip charts. When I record students comments, input or goals on a flip chart, they feel involved and heard. Alternatively, if I ask my group a question and bother to get their input, but then follow up with a pre-made slide anticipating those answers, it always comes off as disingenuous, even if the content is the same.
So, go ahead and embrace the past. As you do, remember these quick pointers from seasoned some flip chart enthusiasts.
When presenting a complex picture (or even a simple one, for non-artists like me) I simply make a transparency of the picture and project it onto the flip chart or white board, so I can trace it with pencil (on flips) or yellow marker (on white board). I can then either draw on the fly or fill it in before class starts. Either way the students think I am the best artist around!”
–Levoy Morring, Convergys