Hey y'all! I have mentioned before that I am obsessed just a little, well a little too much, with my iphone! There are so many cool things that you can do! Recently, I have discovered that I could catalog my classroom library with this little gem called Level It Books. I have tried other catalogs for designed for teachers, but I really have not had much luck with them, but this one is really great! I found it recently on Pinterest and have really enjoyed adding in some of my books!
It is not a free app. However, it is on sale for $2.99 right now. I have no idea how long it will be on sale. It is normally $4.99.
The home page always lists a book of the day. It will list the reading level, lexile, guided reading level, and the dra level. It will also list what genre. Underneath the book of the day, there are other books that have been recently added. From what I have learned so far, there are lots more books already in their database than in the other cataloging apps I have used. At the very bottom of the home page are all the menu choices you have navigate through.
On the next menu tab, you have to first set up the name of your library. And you can set up multiple libraries. I am planning to also add a library for all my professional type books. Sometimes I forget what all I have bought and they are just a waste of money if I'm not using them!
Anyway, there are two ways you can add books. You can scan them in or you can manually put them it. Right now, I have been putting all my books in manually because all my school books are at school...and I'm on spring break!! :) Once you select a book, all of the levels are there for you. If for some reason, the levels are not there, you can give suggestions to have them added. Your books can be sorted in a number of different ways. Love this! I normally want them sorted alphabetically, but I may want to find all the books I have by the same author. So easy!!
The next menu tab is the wishlist. I have not used that tab yet, but it looks just as simple to add a book to your wishlist as it does to add it to your library.
The roster menu tab is for you to add your students and check your books in and out for students. I really have no intention of using this feature, but you never know, I may use it one day!
This is the scan menu tab. This is where you can scan a book into your library or can manually search for your book to add it into your library. You would also use this tab if you were doing the check-in/check-out system with your students. I just thought as I was typing, you could use this if another teacher wants to borrow one of your books! I always forget who borrows my books!! This would be great to use!
Anyway, I hope this little review helps you!
Till next time...