Otus: Everything Students and Teachers Need in One App!


Otus: Everything Students and Teachers Need in One App!

Choosing and prioritizing between thousands of apps available over the web and different devices is of course a tedious task, even for tech-savvy people.

Sorting of various apps is necessary while implementing 1:1 computing program in the classroom. Only by sorting the relevant apps effectively, we can tap the power of technology and hence make learning process easy and successful.

Otus is one such tool to help you in the same. It is an easy-to-use mobile learning environment that brings all the best classroom apps and tools together in one location. The iPad App is designed by the teachers for the teachers to help them to get more from a 1:1 classroom.

In the words of Peter Helfers, Co-founder Otus and 6th Grade Teacher, "I believe Otus will make using mobile devices easier and will improve the learning experience for everyone using it. I am truly excited to be a part of creating this opportunity for others."

What Otus Offers to Users?

Otus offers some of the amazing features to its users. Its features enable educators to manage the classroom effectively. Otus feature’s assist teachers in:

  • making informative multimedia presentations
  • analyzing student’s work
  • engage students into meaningful discussions
  • identifying student’s behavior
  • poll students for instant feedback
  • share and gather resources among the students
  • forums to discuss best 1:1 mobile teaching practice

Users can take advantages of Otus using their Google account.

Split Screen: Using Split Screen, users can take note while utilizing any feature of Otus and can save them using their Google Drive.

Class Page: Class Page allows teachers in take attendance, organizing classes, understand student’s behavior, and assist in communicating directly to the parents and other class members.

Bookshelf: As name suggests, bookshelf enables teachers to share PDFs, spreadsheets, websites, podcasts and other digital materials with the teachers and students.

Poll: Teachers can make polls to receive instant feedback from the students about any lesson.

Assessment Center: Teachers can make kind of assessment, grade and comment in real time.

Tutorial and Forums

The interface of Otus is easy to use, however, if you are new and do not know how to use Otus effectively then its tutorial section has everything for you.

Otus also manages forum to enhance its user’s experience. They can post or ask questions related to anything about Outs and its function.

What People Have to Say About Otus?

No doubt Otus is a powerful tool and a lot of educators are using it for managing their classroom. Take a look what some of the people have to say about Otus.

Michael Karlin, Biology and Technology teacher says," This is a great tool for a teacher looking to differentiate instruction and assessments!"  

James Potter from iPad Insight says," One of the good features here is the ability to edit your Google Docs files with the browser in split screen mode."

David Kapuler from Technology Tidbits says," I must say after reading this tag line I was quite intrigued to give Otus a look and it IS a complete mobile learning environment for schools."

Try Otus today and let us know about your experience in the comment box.

 

About the Author
Author: Prasanna Bharti
Prasanna is a blogger by profession, and loves to write about education technology. Her write-ups intend to provide a deep insight about enormous resources and ideas available to make learning better and effective with the use of technology.

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