September 18, 2019
Change can, at times, be a challenge especially if we’ve become used to doing things a certain way or using a specific program or tool for years. But change can also lead to a “reinvigoration” of strategies and techniques we’ve grown accustomed to. Remember the first time you used an interactive whiteboard? You may have been unsure if you would learn to use it successfully and quickly, but you got the hang of it and have experienced the benefits of using interactive boards for classroom instruction. Over time, you have accumulated a valuable treasure trove of interactive lessons and have an action plan for their uses this school year. Did you know that OKTOPUS software for interactive boards makes it easy for you to use your prized materials, including SMART Notebook and Promethean ActivInspire activities? Incorporate your favorite lessons with OKTOPUS annotation tools and games for a truly interactive learning experience.
To import your favorite interactive lessons within OKTOPUS is as easy as 1-2-3:
No need to recreate the wheel! Use your existing interactive lessons to engage your students and keep them focused. OKTOPUS converts the file contents for use within our application and supports annotation, shapes, lines, text, and images.
Watch this short video to see how simple it can be:
Of course, besides using your tried and true favorites, OKTOPUS also has hundreds of activities and lessons in Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies that are available for your use. Easily annotate over premade OKTOPUS lessons, imported lessons, or any document, image, web app, or video using Glass Mode. Use the Voting Tool for immediate feedback and quickly view what needs to be retaught or reviewed. OKTOPUS collaboration software also comes with GameZones, a multi-touch and multi-player games feature. Students can play individually or as teams on up to four different games at the same time! To learn more about what OKTOPUS can do, go to www.qwizdomoktopus.com.
So, if the thought of having to learn something new sounds like it would take too much time (and possibly tax your nerves), no worries because OKTOPUS makes the process of using your favorite lessons simple. Who knows? Maybe you’ll discover that OKTOPUS is the perfect package – subject-specific lessons, annotation tools, polling features, and learning games.
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