Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Add a little mischief to your next PowerPoint Presentation with Mouse Mischief (Think one computer, one presentation, many mice and an engaged audience)

Mouse Mischief Home

"Try a little Mischief.

Mouse Mischief integrates into Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 and Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007, letting you insert questions, polls, and drawing activity slides into your lessons.

Students can actively participate in these lessons by using their own mice to click, circle, cross out, or draw answers on the screen




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 525 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.

Three compelling reasons to use Mouse Mischief in your classroom
  1. Actively engages students and supports collaborative learning

    With Mouse Mischief you can spark student curiosity by incorporating interactive technology into the curriculum. Students have fun learning while seeing visual representations of their answers on a shared screen while using colorful mouse pointers (like a robot, snowflake, guitar, and many more shapes). You can enable collaborative learning when using Mouse Mischief in Team mode; in Team mode, all members of a team need to work together to agree on an answer before it can be selected.

  2. Improves classroom management and overall student participation

    With Mouse Mischief you no longer need to wait for raised hands; you can immediately see your students' answers on the screen. Mouse Mischief helps make it easy for all students,even those who are often quiet in class, to participate regularly without the fear of saying the wrong answer. This can allow you to have better visibility into the progress and comprehension of your entire class so you can adjust your lessons on the spot.

  3. Is familiar to use and easy on the classroom budget

    Because Mouse Mischief integrates into familiar PowerPoint technology, you do not have to spend time learning new skills to use it. Additionally, you can set up your classrooms to play Mouse Mischief lessons without purchasing expensive hardware; many schools already have mice, and both mice and USB hubs are available at many stores where computer accessories are sold.

Mouse Mischief Home - Get Lessons

Check out the featured lessons below, and discover firsthand how Mouse Mischief can bring PowerPoint lessons to life. For more lessons, visit and Microsoft Partners in Learning Network to download, upload, and search for lessons created by Mouse Mischief users around the world.


Mouse Mischief Home  - Download


Oh and this add-in is free. All you need is to add mice, just normal USB mice...

Forget the classroom (well don't but) imagine this at your next presentation at work or user group! Turn your boring presentation into an interactive and engaged session, all without having to leave PowerPoint or buy expensive hardware...

(via MicrosoftFeed - Download Microsoft Mouse Mischief and Enter the New Generation of Learning Solutions)

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