Free Classroom Interactive System From Microsoft… A Little Mouse Mischief!

I just got word from sources at Microsoft that I need to add another free Microsoft application that has just been released. After taking a quick look at it, I knew I had to pass it on to you  as soon as possible! Be sure to read this post and share with other! I am excited to hear what you think of Microsoft’s Mouse Mischief!  I am looking to see what trouble it causes in the field of student interactive systems! As always, please follow me on twitter (@mjgormans). Also, remember to subscribe via email and RSS!  Reminder that I will be presenting a Webinar on May 12 at ISTE’s Technology In Practice Series;  going to see how much free stuff I can tell you about in an hour! Now take a moment and read this bit of mischief! – Have a great weekend! – Mike

How much trouble can a mouse cause! It appears it will cause very little mischief to the school budget!  From what I see the computer mouse may bring a free  student interactive system to the classroom! I guess you will have to pay for the price of each student mouse!  Here’s the deal in the words of Microsoft, “Today, Microsoft is announcing the official release of  Mouse Mischief, a new solution that lets teachers create interactive presentations making classroom learning engaging.  Mouse Mischief integrates with PowerPoint, allowing teachers to create multiple-choice, matching and drawing question slides that students, each with their own computer mouse, can answer on a shared screen.” By now I know you are saying, tell me more!

Taking a few moments to watch this this demonstration video demo!

It will amaze you!  Did you catch the part about keeping track of student responses?  Mouse Mischief can transform teaching and learning in the classroom. It  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. In fact, Microsoft has already featured a collection of  lessons that are sure to grow! I have also included this link so you can view and be amazed by even more videos of Mouse Mischief in action. I am sure you have questions, so be sure to visit this question and answer page answering  fourteen questions you may have. The newsroom at Microsoft has collected even more bits of knowledge you may wish to know about this new interactive product.  You may also wish to check out this  blog by Microsoft’s Ira Snyder giving more great information. You can also follow twits, tweets, and squeaks from  Mouse Mischief on twitter! Check it out and be the first in your school to begin a little Mouse Mischief, after all there is no trouble in making student learning engaging in the 21st Century!

Thanks for allowing me to share what I think is some awesome news!  Please pass this post on to other educators. Sure hope there is enough mice to go around!  As always, please follow me on twitter (@mjgormans). Also, remember to subscribe via email and RSS!  Sure hope you are at my Webinar on May 12 at ISTE’s Technology In Practice Series. You will walk away rich, with free resources! Have a great week, and keep an eye on your mouse! – Mike


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5 responses to “Free Classroom Interactive System From Microsoft… A Little Mouse Mischief!

  1. This is great information – its encouraging to see online education is becoming more widely accepted and the benefits are backed up by a range of studies.

  2. Mouse Mischief highlights how a one-size fits all approach to technology is always going to be limited. Students want to get engaged and become characters in their own story. Even if that story has a little mischief.

    • Cameron,
      Any program that can give some individual student feedback is valuable! I appreciate your insights and thoughts and hope you continue to return and share with others! Again thanks – Mike

  3. I happpy to see that miccrosoft is deloping new tools to help us teachers

    • There really is some cool stuff developed by Microsoft for education. In fact I will be sharing more in the coming months. Thanks for joining and please continue to return and comment! – Mike

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