Classroom Checkout™ makes it super easy to manage checkouts from your classroom children's book library. Your students can check out books by simply scanning barcodes.*
• A student scans a book's barcode to check out or in.
• The teacher can see currently checked out books.
• The teacher manages student accounts, assigning login codes.
• The teacher can manage the classroom library.
Classroom Checkout is designed to be installed on a shared iOS device, with each student and the teacher using a numeric login code to access the app.
An online manual for Classroom Checkout is available at fikesfarm.com
* Classroom Checkout requires a scannable barcode on each book. This can either be the ISBN or UPC barcode commonly found on the back cover, or any EAN-13 barcode label affixed to the cover.
Note that on all devices a built-in ISBN scanner is used, except the iPad 2 where a separate free app is used.
Ratings and Reviews
First off, I love this app and have used it now for over a year! It is wonderfully laid out and easy to use. I have no problem with the scan in and out. I do have two wishlist for this app to make it perfect! 1- As said before, I wish this app would connect across all of my devices so I can stay connected on my phone with what my students are checking in and out without having to grab the classroom iPad every time. Secondly, I wish the app would track my students reading level progress. Since the app already has imbedded in most books a GR level or lexile level, I would love to be able to set a reading level for a student, and see a simple data chart/graph when I pull up a student to be able to see if they are choosing books above or below their reading level. It would be a great way to track their growth as the year went on and get the most out of my library.
Well worth the money, and easy to use! Love it!
Headed in right direction
This app is by far the best I have used so far. If they did a few more things, I think this app would surpass even Booksources app. DEVELOPER! Booksource is a huge thing with teachers, if you get on this people WILL pay to have something that is even better than that. I wish they would change the few things I really struggle with as a teacher. App is worth the money but if they fixed the few problems to make teachers life easier and puts booksource app in the dust I would even be willing to pay more.
Bought my own barcodes for books without ISBNs
Recognizes more books than any other app I’ve used
Easy user system for teacher and students
Shows picture of books
Linked to level app
Leveler can export books to checkout app
Can’t change how many characters used for student pins unless I delete the whole app (I would need to export my entire library to another tablet with a purchased checkout app)
Can’t export books to leveler
Cant print out a list of checked out or over due books
No recent updates
Checkout has solved almost all of my problems with students checking out my library books. It is great at keeping track of my books that are out for each student. I have over 1200 books in my classroom library. The app is very responsive to the barcodes unless the barcode is small. However, if you want the Lexile levels of the books, then you need to scan them into the companion app and then import/export the books to Checkout. I love this app. I wish there was a way to do an inventory because I know I have books that get misplaced without being checked out with me.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.