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OTESobserver enhances the teacher observation process by helping evaluators more efficiently and accurately collect evidence during a classroom observation. Supported by iPads, OTESobserver is a powerful tool for providing observation feedback and support more quickly and thoroughly to improve teacher practice.

•Collect evidence notes faster and more precisely by typing directly into your iPad
•Capture photos and videos
•Create time stamps to help track lesson pacing
•Categorize relevant evidence from your scripting notes by rubric standard
•Generate an evidence collection template that is automatically populated with your categorized evidence
•Assign a rating from the rubric
•Export the completed evidence collection and ratings into an HTML file for easy emailing

•You must update to the iOS 5 mobile operating system to run OTESobserver on your iPad. For assistance downloading iOS 5, visit
•While supported on iPad 1, you need to use the iPad 2 to benefit from OTESobserver's picture and video technology.

The latest addition to the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching’s (NIET) innovative Web-based resources