That's right - I said fun. I truly think that revision can be an opportunity for writers to have some fun with their work, to take it in a new direction. In fact, I love this definition found through a quick Google search:
revise/revision – the process of reworking or reseeing writing, which includes: considering changes in audience, purpose, focus, organization, style; elaborating, emphasizing, clarifying, or simplifying text (adding, deleting, reordering, or substituting) [Source here]
Roy Peter Clark shares some fabulous resources for seeing author's revisions - a great model for students. From Shelley to Elvis -these resources are a great visual for revision.
Or you could try your own hand at creating something similar with Crocodoc, a fun web-based tool to share and revise documents! You can share and revise PDF and Word documents (see a fun demo here) as well as power point slides!! A great tool for peer review!!