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,…


Drawing slides help students grasp and integrate information

Fortunately, we now recognize that students learn in different ways and that to teach effectively we need to differentiate instruction. Many recent studies have shown what classroom teachers have observed for years: involving multiple senses in the educational process can improve learning outcomes. Most students, in fact, typically use a combination of three learning styles:…


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…


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…


Mouse Mischief: Increasing Student Engagement in the Classroom

For some time now, Microsoft has been involved in an ongoing dialogue with teachers, school administrators and students to explore how we can best enhance learning experiences.  We discovered, regardless of geographic location, that students are excited about the use of technology in the classroom, and engagement and participation increases with improved access to education…


Mouse Mischief – Creating Mischief in the Classroom

Mouse Mischief is a tool that Microsoft makes available free of charge, and that allows teachers to work with Microsoft Office PowerPoint to make interactive presentations. With Mouse Mischief, teachers can add multiple choice questions to their presentations, and large groups of students can answer the questions using mice connected to the teachers PC. Mouse…