Scholastic Book Wizard Mobile
By Scholastic Inc.
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The Book Wizard Mobile application (School Edition) is a mobile extension of the Book Wizard which provides easy access to Scholastic’s database of more than 50,000 children's books. Hundreds of thousands of teachers already use Book Wizard at http://www.scholastic.com/bookwizard. Book Wizard Mobile will save you even more time.
Use the built-in barcode scanner to find book information. Sometimes, when a book has multiple editions with different barcodes, you may not find your book by scanning. Try searching by typing or saying the book’s title. New books and barcodes are being added all the time to make Book Wizard Mobile even more up-to-date.
Book Wizard Mobile lets you instantly view:
Reading Level by:
- Grade Level Equivalent
- Lexile Measure
- Guided Reading Level
Teachers can also:
• Create and save book lists, or an entire classroom library list to your existing Scholastic.com account.
• Modify existing book lists associated with your account.
• Share your book lists on your Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest accounts.
• Email your book list to colleagues and friends.
This app does NOT collect:
• Personally identifiable information other than your Scholastic.com user name, which may be your email address.
• Unique device ID
This app does collect device category (mobile/tablet) and device type (iPhone, iPod Touch, etc)
This app collects general geo-location information associated with the internet service provider through which you get internet access on your device. Scholastic does not store this information.
Developer: Scholastic Inc., 557 Broadway, New York, NY 10012, 800-SCHOLASTIC, email@example.com
Customer support: www.scholastic.com/bookwizardmobile
What's New in Version 1.6.7
Adobe Mobile SDK tagging added to the library
Good app...could be a lot better
Update: the scanner is no longer working and I thought well Iight need a current version but no. Still doesn't work. I manually search and it still has very few books. There are even scholastic books without levels listed. : / I no longer like it. I like it but I found 50,000 books it scans isn't really all that many. I have a lot of books that aren't listed in the data base. It would be super helpful if you can add them to your library yourself....but you can't. : / there isn't even a way to contact support for the app to suggest it. I am using this review to do it. Hellooo please add a manual entry feature. Thanks!!
Doesn't give reading tests
I downloaded this app last summer for the sole purpose of helping my child select books to take Reading Counts quizes. You can't get that info from this app. To get that info, I have to log in to the school website, click on the Scholastic Book Wizard link and look up the book from there. Don't understand why the same data from the same company isn't available on all forms of media.
So then I go "ok, I'll just use it to check lexile levels". Most of the books don't come up when scanned so I have to type in the author or title. Forget it, I have much better luck with LexScanner.
Sorry, I really want to like this app but for me, it's useless.
I want to love this app! It could be so incredibly useful. However, it is lazily designed, with several key features missing as other reviewers have mentioned. I would love to be able to search within my own book lists, by title, genre, level, etc. I also can't seem to find a way to delete a book from a list. And it would be extra nice if I could add my own titles for books that are not already in the system. If these problems were fixed, this app would be a lifesaver. As is, it's more hassle than it's worth.
- Category: Education
- Updated: Dec 16, 2015
- Version: 1.6.7
- Size: 8.6 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Scholastic Inc.
- ™,® & © Scholastic Inc. All Rights Reserved
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.