Microsoft Mouse Mischief

April 30, 2010 § Leave a comment

Those of you who actually know me, know that I am a Mac person. HOWEVER, I give props where props are due… and I think this may be such an occasion!

For schools/programs who would like to purchase classroom response systems, but find them to be too expensive, Microsoft’s Mouse Mischief may be a good alternative. Used with PowerPoint, it lets teachers/presenters incorporate polls and questions for up to 25 students.

The software download is free, so all the school would have to purchase are wireless mice and USB hubs, both of which can be obtained inexpensively.

This video shows the software in action, and also a cool DIY carrying case for the mice:

It looks a little messier than dedicated response systems, and all the icons on the screen are a bit distracting, but it’s a viable, inexpensive alternative!

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