Mouse Mischief

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Mouse Mischief is a fun way to keep your students' attention and increase participation in the classroom. This PowerPoint add-in lets each student use their own mouse to click, circle, cross out, or even draw answers for lessons you present with PowerPoint. Mouse Mischief also includes instant polling tools, which you can use to encourage discussion and adjust your teaching based on class progress.
Add a fun, interactive dimension to your teaching

Creating an interactive lesson with Mouse Mischief is easy. Just install the software plugin, then create your lesson using the Multiple Mouse tab in PowerPoint. This allows multiple mice to be attached to a single computer. You can design interactive circle drawing, cross-out participation actions, question slides, survey polls, or quizzes that will help you keep your students' interest and turn difficult subjects into opportunities for class discussion.

Use Mouse Mischief to help improve student learning on nearly any subject:

  • Get instant feedback and test understanding as you teach
  • Keep student responses anonymous, so everyone can participate safely
  • Add variety by using the numerous free lesson plans that other innovative teachers have created with Mouse Mischief
  • Customize your teaching material and pace by reducing, increasing, or returning to selected content based on class progress.

System requirements:

Works with PowerPoint 2007 and PowerPoint 2010

For 20 to 25 mice:  Windows 7 (recommended) or Windows Vista

  • Processor:  1 GHz processor, dual-core or quad-core
  • Memory:  1 GB RAM for x86-based (32-bit) PC; 2 GB RAM for x64-based (64-bit) PC
  • Video resolution:  1024 x 768 or higher
  • Video performance:  DirectX 9 or later
  • Software:  Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 (32 bit) or Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007*

For 5 mice:  Windows XP SP3

  • Processor: 1 GHz processor
  • Memory:  1 GB RAM
  • Monitor resolution:  800 x 600 or higher
  • Software:  Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 (32 bit) or Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007*
  • *Due to variability of computer and USB hardware, the number of mice that can be connected and the overall performance capability of Mouse Mischief may vary.



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