I’ll be the first to admit it, I am not the most organized person. In my classroom I had a large library where students could borrow books. The problem with my classroom library was keeping it organized. I could never keep track of the books and worse I wasn’t able to recommend books for different student reading levels. I tried many systems that were time consuming and difficult to manage, I lost books constantly and students couldn’t identify books that were best for them.
Recently, I stumbled upon a site from Booksource that helps with organizing your classroom library. As I looked over the site and features I knew it would be a hit. The Library Organizer allows teachers to use their smart devices to scan ISBN codes from the back of books or type in ISBN codes. The Book Organizer keeps track of books using this scanning system, but it also provides information on reading levels and possible AR points, page counts, and more. Students or teachers can return books online or by scanning the ISBN. This tool is amazing and a huge time saver with many features and best of all it is free.
Below, you will find an introduction video along with a video from the company, I would love to hear how each of you is using this resource in your classroom or any issues you may have with this resource.