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  • 1. Mouse Mischief to Make Learning Magic
    Engaging Diverse Learners with Hands-On Interaction
    By Jolene Berg
    CUE Conference 2011
    Presentation available @
    Or shortened
  • 2. “When does the screen saver come on?”
  • 3. Who am I?
    Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing for 24 years
    I’ve taught levels PK – 12+
    I’ve taught with one computer, multiple computers, projector only, Smart Board, digital media, and multiple mice.
    Positions and Awards
    President of Kern CUE
    Outstanding Special Education Teacher, 2009
    Kern County Real Hero: Educator, 2008
    Kern County Superintendent of Schools District Teacher of the Year, 2005-2006
  • 4. Let me start by showing two videos
  • 5. What is Mouse Mischief?
    FREE download from Microsoft for Office PowerPoint 2007/2010
    Uses multiple mice on the screen at the same time
    Allows for active student engagement
    Gives teacher immediate feedback
  • 6. PLAYTIME!!!
  • 7. Are you ready to park your mouse?
  • 8. What does the research say?
  • 9. How can you use Mouse Mischief in your classroom?
    Reinforce attention of students
    Engage students with a hands-on activity
    Teach students how to work in teams
    Develop leadership skills by working in teams
    Cover more material with students
  • 10. 3 Types of Layouts
    YES/NO (True/False)
    Multiple Choice ( 2-10 options)
    Drawing (matching, fill-in)
    You may choose a correct answer or take a poll
  • 11. Draw a blue star on the county where you live.
  • 12. What happens when ….
    Students can’t keep their mice parked.
    A student has trouble gripping the mouse.
    I don’t have an Interactive White Board.
    I don’t have a projector.
  • 13. Where do I get more info?
    Microsoft’s Mouse Mischief site
    Free download
    Helpful videos
    Lesson samples
    Research data
  • 14.
  • 15.
  • 16. 24 port USB Hub @
  • 17. Microsoft Wireless Mouse 5000
  • 18.
  • 19. How can I diversify?
    Use pictures to illustrate.
    Add words in English (or other appropriate language).
    Use audio or video input.
    Pause answering the question until you’ve explained the question.
    Have students create a Mouse Mischief slide.
  • 20. Mouse Mischief with other classes
  • 21. Mouse Mischief with other classes
  • 22.
  • 23. Acknowledgements
    Microsoft Mouse Mischief website
    Mrs. Boston and her class
  • 24. Follow Me
    BLOG –
    TWITTER - @creatingmagic33