Teacher Review For Book Retriever

Easy to use tool to manage your classroom library

James D.
Educator/Curriculum Developer
IdeaDriven Education
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My Grades 6, 7, 8
My Subjects English Language Arts, Social Studies, English Language Learning
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 3
Pedagogy 4
Support 3
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned No
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Individual
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
At the start, Book Retriever takes a fair bit of set up time (though it's easy). Scan the bar code of all the books in your classroom library and add all your students. Then you can check out and check in books super easily. It helps maintain the class library (and avoid lost books), but it also helps you keep track of what individual students are reading (titles, lexile, etc.) which is helpful data to help help students move forward in their reading.
My Take
Useful and easy to use. It's not a big TEACHING/LEARNING tool, but it's a hand thing to have. My students loved using it when I let them scan the books in.