Back to School with Mouse Mischief

Everything’s new at the beginning of the school year—classmates, classrooms, teachers, schedules, grade, content, maybe even the school. That can make everybody a little nervous. How you start a new school year can influence how your year progresses, so you want to make sure you get off to a good start. Mouse Mischief can help…

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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,…

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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:…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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