From KWGN in Denver, CO: "New Microsoft Software is Helping Kids Learn"

Nina Sparano, Technology Reporter for KWGN in Denver, did a wonderful back to school piece on Mouse Mischief. Excerpt and video below. “As tens of thousands of Colorado kids prepare to head back to the classroom, educators are preparing their curriculum. Our world becomes more digitally connected and teachers are adjusting their lesson plans to…


New to Mouse Mischief?

Mouse Mischief is an exciting new classroom tool that is available as a free download to Office 2010 and 2007 users. Mouse Mischief integrates into Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 and Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007, and it enables you to insert interactive, multiple-mouse slides into your lessons that many students can participate in at the same time,…


Protecting students’ anonymity and avoiding copycat behavior

No doubt about it—multiple mouse lessons are fun. It’s great to have your whole class working together on one screen answering questions at the same time by clicking their mice, especially when their mouse pointers are sailboats, trees, piano keys, and other shapes. But with all this “public” fun, how do you make sure that…


Another way to preview a multiple-mouse presentation before you play it in the classroom

In our last blog entry (“Practice Mouse Mischief lessons so you can light up your class the next day!”), we shared one way to preview a multiple-mouse presentation. If you have a single computer and only one mouse, you can still preview a presentation. You can even do this on a portable computer using your touchpad. Follow…


5 Tips for classroom management during multiple-mouse lessons

As a follow up to our “Teachers are in control with Mouse Mischief” post, we’ve decided to showcase the buttons and features within Mouse Mischief and break down the program some more for you with five simple tips for managing a multiple-mouse lesson. Using Mouse Mischief with your class definitely increases the energy in the room….


5 Questions with our first Twitter Re-tweet winner!

Congratulations to the first winner of our Twitter Re-tweet contest, Jessica Egolf! As you know, each week through May 21st we’re giving away a Mouse Mischief starter kit which includes five wireless mice and a USB hub. The rules are simple, re-tweet the following below and we pick a winner at random each week. I had a…


Teachers are in control with Mouse Mischief

We’re less than a week into the official launch of Mouse Mischief and the response from teachers and educators around the world has been overwhelming.  To share just a few: Clarise Carr writes on our Facebook wall:  “I will be starting my 42nd year teaching in the fall. I have changed my teaching methods with…