Teachers: A New Way to Engage Your Students, with Mouse Mischief

Microsoft Mouse Mischief is something the REAL teachers can use. If you already have a projector and are using PowerPoint, then this really makes sense to take a look at. Imagine paying ZERO for software that lets you have an interactive question during your lesson. Take a look at the video and case studies on the site, and a teacher will be itching to use this.  There is an overview video, but there are case study videos from Sultan (Washington state), El Salvador, and Kenya.

The link above not only allows a free download of the software, it also includes guidance, technical requirements (low bar), and even pre-built lessons so that you can experience Mouse Mischief and learn how to build your own interactive teaching experience. These pre-built lessons are examples of teaching from: geometry, grammar, color identification, animal sciences, weather, and astronomy.

Mouse Mischief can transform teaching and learning in the classroom. Mouse Mischief integrates into Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 and Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007, allowing teachers to create interactive presentations that engage and excite every student in the classroom. Approximately 5–25 students, each with his or her own mouse, can answer multiple choice questions and draw on a shared screen. You can download Mouse Mischief free of charge.


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Mouse Mischief is a PowerPoint add-on that leverages the MultiPoint Mouse SDK. Here is a gallery of interesting applications based on this SDK., and the applications touch on creativity, art, literacy, and music. Applications built on the MultiPoint Mouse SDK can provide teachers with tools to gain real-time assessment information to help them provide a personalized learning experience for each of their students. MultiPoint Mouse applications can further a student’s engagement, collaboration, interaction and overall cognitive and social skills within a classroom or lab environment. More details on benefits are here.