The Classroom Organizer IOS app works in conjunction with Booksource's Classroom Organizer web application to allow educators to organize and track books in their classroom library. The app features barcode scanning functionality to eliminate the need to manually enter ISBN numbers for books. Our extensive database searches the scanned books to find the title of each book, again, eliminating the need to manually type this information.
The Classroom Organizer app is an affordable alternative to purchasing a typical USB scanner. With the Classroom Organizer app educators can simply walk around their classroom and scan each book via their IOS device.
Check your progress as books are scanned by using the "Manage Library" function of the app. View the title, cover image (if available) as well as quantity of a title that has been added. Quickly find items by sorting books by title or quantity. Add your students’ names by using “Manage Students.” Select “Add New Student” for a new student name or choose an existing name from the list to edit or delete. This will be the list of students who are able to check out from the classroom library. To check out a book, choose “Check Out”, select a student name and scan the book.
We've also included the ability to assign locations to books as they are added to a Classroom Organizer account. Simply create locations and choose a location before adding a book to your library. The selected location is maintained until a new selection is made. This allows for quick scanning of multiple books in a single location.
Resolved an issue causing sporadic crashes when scanning books.
Ratings and Reviews
Great start but needs improvement
Thanks for making this app free! You have a great start but there are a few tweaks that could make this app awesome. First, elementary age students are using this app. You might think about making it easier for them to use. For instance, bigger buttons that tiny fingers can push and picture support so none-readers can easily find which buttons to punch to checkout or checkin. It would be great if a picture of the book came up when they scanned it to checkout. Second, when checking in a book it would be better to have the option to scan the book or look up by student name. This makes it easier if a stray book is found and it hold the student accountable that they are actually returning the book. With your system now, a student could easily say they returned a book because they don’t actually have to have the book with them to return it. I have also noticed that after a student checks out a book that the information still stays in the boxes. It would be nice if the information totally went away once the checkout was complete. I worry a student might checkout a book accidentally because the name of the book was already filled out in the boxes from the previous student.
Time for 21st century updates
While I appreciate this app, especially the fact that it is free, it seems rather old school to me. I have multiple copies of books but Booksource cannot distinguish one copy from another as far as I can tell (so when a book is ‘found’ by another teacher, I cannot do a quick scan to figure out to which student it is checked out). Also, the ‘manage books’ page of the app seems useless - it’s simply a list of titles with check boxes in front of them. I cannot click on the titles for further info and I cannot even click the box in front of them. What is one supposed to be able to do on this page??? Really, I don’t get what this app is actually capable of doing. I’d love it if someone could fill me in b/c it isn’t intuitive (or maybe it simply isn’t capable of doing what I wish it could do).
Great time saver!
I have been using the app to manage my classroom library. It is so easy to add books to the library and to check in and check out books to students. Adding my rosters through the online version was also very easy and quick. Many teachers at my site are using it now, and we are all very happy with it! Anything that makes life easier helps busy teachers. I would like a way to add subject/topic words to individual books. That would allow students to find books about a specific topic, like “outdoors,” “vampires,” or “romance.”
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.