Mouse Mischief to Make Learning Magic Engaging Diverse Learners with Hands-On Interaction By Jolene Berg CUE Conference 2011 Presentation available @ http://mrsbergsclass.com/mousemischief.html Or shortened http://goo.gl/NgGUW
Who am I? Experience 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
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
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
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
Draw a blue star on the county where you live.
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.
Where do I get more info? Microsoft’s Mouse Mischief site Free download Helpful videos Lesson samples Research data
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.