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Otus the Mobile Learning Tool for 1:1 iPad Classrooms

May 5, 2014

If you are in a one-to-one iPad classroom Otus is a new app worth checking out.  It combines some of the best classroom and behavior management features found in other apps – assessment, polling, split screen, web browser – into one place.  Created by two middle school educators in Illinois, this app was designed to solve the problems they faced as teachers in one-to-one iPad classrooms.  Users just need to have a Google login to access all features, including a Bookshelf that allows students and teachers to organize resources.

Mobile Learning Tool

Screen Shot 2014-04-30 at 6.49.19 PM As a former fifth grade teacher in a one-to-one iPad classroom, I can definitely see the potential for having a handful of great tools in one place.  Your favorite feature of Otus might be the ability to administer polls to your class, while your students might like the ability to take notes on a split screen the best.  With the split screen, students and teachers can take notes in their Google Drive while browsing the web at the same time.  Learn more about Otus straight from the teachers who created it – visit the website or watch this video!

Download the free Otus apps for teachers and students.

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Dr. Monica Burns is a former classroom teacher, Author, Speaker, and Curriculum & EdTech Consultant. Visit her site for more ideas on how to become a tech-savvy teacher.

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