This bin of old mice has been sitting neglected on top of our old lap top cart for years. The old laptops (netbooks) are only used in the most desperate of circumstances, and this old collection of cast off mice likely hasn’t been touched in over a year.
At the end of the semester, we used the Chromebooks for a research project with a presentation done in either Powerpoint online (Period 4) or Google Slides (Period 5). When students were ready to put images into their presentations, very few could get the Chromebook track pad to cooperate. I could barely get an image loaded using the Chromebook track pad.
Luckily, I remembered that there existed an old bin of mice, and was able to track them down. This was an instant solution to our picture problem, and almost all students chose to plug a mouse into the USB port to continue. Since then, some students have even chosen to add a mouse to their Chromebook even when they are doing assignments that basically require typing.
Thanks for whomever had the foresight to imagine that this bin of old mice might still have some usefulness!