Make your powerpoints interactive with multi mouse support from Microsoft.
There is also an SDK for your own apps.
Windows MultiPoint Mouse Software Development Kit
this looks interesting, will have to have a play with it! just dont like the idea of 30 odd wireless mice all connected at once! aha
True, would be cool to be able to redirect the mice inputs from classroom pc's to the teacher one then you could do multiple choice type quizzes etc.. and display them on the big screen.
How do you plug 30 wireless mice into a PC with 4 USB ports
Multiple usb hubs.
We need to sue Microsoft!
We came up with this idea at BETT after we saw the SMART table.
True but I think this will be of more use in primaries which is where the software publishers seem to be, or a poor mans interactive table with say 4 mice on it.
I've already given this to a couple of staff here after reading about it at Microsoft UK Schools : A new way to add interactivity and quizzes to PowerPoint presentations
Another interesting thing for Office... Microsoft UK Schools : Ribbon Hero ? combining games and learning
Ray Fleming's blog is good (especially when he mentions us)
rayfleming (1st March 2010)
At last a use for a 24 Port Hub
That was what we came up withor a poor mans interactive table with say 4 mice on it.
Just stick an old dim projector that still works under a glass coffee table and you've saved yourself about £4k over the SMART one
All we needed was the software to cope with it
The original post only links to stuff that works for Powerpoint - if you want anything else you have to write it yourself using Microsoft's API. I don't know what happens to stuff like embedded Flash content inside Powerpoint files - I'm guessing it just gets confused, I think multi-pointer/touch support for Flash is still in the works.All we needed was the software to cope with it
The current development version of Debian and the next release of Ubuntu supports multiple mouse pointers, too.
For the benefit of the tape, definitely intended as humour
SimpleSi (1st March 2010)
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