Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Join the Mischief

This web application comes to us compliments of Monique Dugal, a colleague of ours.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.

A couple of examples...

Join the mischief now at:
http://www.microsoft.com/multipoint/mouse-mischief/en-us/default.aspx

4 comments:

Liana Cote said...

Oh my gosh. This is like using clickers but without having to use their clunky software and with cheap wireless mice (mouses?). I love this idea.

ecokrisb said...

bravo
I'm all in
Will work with Doug Sadler over at St Joe's with my new math schedule
thanks
Kris

ecokrisb said...

bravo
I'm all in
I will work with Doug Sadler over at ST Joe's with my new math schedule
thanks
Kris

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