Why not take class interaction a step further than an interactive whiteboard?  Whiteboard manufacturers also produce response handsets, but they tend to be expensive. The free Microsoft  Mouse Mischief just uses standard wireless mice, plus a USB hub, so you can put together 10 mice and a hub for under £120. There is a glossy Microsoft promo video here, (for some reason, aimed at teachers of young students) but I have also put together a more detailed  11 minute demo and tutorial here.  You will need at least Microsoft Office 2007 for this to work.

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Comment by Angela Higgins on May 9, 2013 at 10:41

Interested? Just google Mouse Mischief and download free. All you need then, as Phil said is a USB hub, some wireless mice, and a knack for asking good questions!

Comment by Angela Higgins on May 9, 2013 at 10:39

Thanks Phil. I watched your demo - that's a neat product, and worth further exploration. We tried Socrative.com with teachers at SmartVET bootcamp in Arklow the other day, and they liked it a lot. 

Incidentally, which software are you using for the presentation?

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