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  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Free Lesson Plans - Mouse Mischief Templates

    As you may already know, our team has created approximately 25 PowerPoint templates for you to use with Mouse Mischief . They are currently housed in the template section of Office.com . Since teachers are always looking for lesson plans or lesson plan ideas, I thought I'd remind everyone again that...
  • Blog Post: 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”...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Teachers are in control with Mouse Mischief

    We’re less than a week into the official launch of Mouse Mischief and the response from teachers and educators around the world has been overwhelming. To share just a few: Clarise Carr writes on our Facebook wall : “ I will be starting my 42nd year teaching in the fall. I have changed my teaching methods...
  • Blog Post: 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...
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