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.
This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.
Resolved an issue causing sporadic crashes when scanning books.
Ratings and Reviews
Are you ever going to update this app???
Edited: It has been 2 years since my last review, and still the app has not been updated in 3 years! I love Booksource, but the functionality of the app is causing me to look at other options for cataloging my class library. I like the app, though I have experienced some glitches. When entering a new student, the last name initial doesn’t take unless you update the student. I wish there was a way to return a book by looking for the title as opposed to the name of the student who checked it out. Like an actual library, my students drop off their books in the book return and I don’t necessarily remember who had what book. I can return it through the computer, but it defeats the point of the app.
Developer Response ,
Thanks for the review and feedback. You've identified some frustrating problems with the app. We're currently working on a new version of the app but in the meantime the website is the best way to experience all of the functionality we offer.
If you have further feedback, we would love to hear from you. You can email us at email@example.com.
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.
Developer Response ,
Wow, this is excellent feedback! Thank you for giving us these insights into how you are using the app and what we can improve. We are working on a new version of the app right now so these items will definitely be factored in.
If you have any other feedback, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We really do read and listen to all of the feedback we get from users. We would particularly like to hear more about how you use this app in your classroom (on a single shared device, individual student devices, etc.).
Okay but could be better
This app has become an invaluable tool in my classroom; however, updates need to be made! It’s very frustrating to switch between checkout and return for students who are doing both at once. It would be nice if we could do a search for students by typing their names instead of scrolling down the list. Being able to update a book’s information on the app would also be very helpful. This app is designed for portability. It would be nice to have more of the website functions built in. I believe people would be willing to pay a one-time fee for an app that had more features.
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- The Booksource Inc.
- 10.2 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 8.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- © 2017 GL group. Inc., dba Booksource
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.