USING BOOK CRAWLER TO CATALOG YOUR CLASSROOM LIBRARY

As a teacher, my book collection can get very big.  I find it very difficult to remember the titles that I have in my collection and to keep track of all of my books.  If you have the same problem as I do....I have the perfect app for you.  It is called Book Crawler.



WHAT IS BOOK CRAWLER?
Book Crawler is a free app that you can download to your phone or tablet to catalogue your books.  It is great for teachers because you can use it to keep a list of all the books in your classroom library.




HOW DOES BOOK CRAWLER WORK?
This is a new book I just got in my latest shipment of math themed children's books.  I am going to add it to my collection so that the teachers in my school can check it out.  I am going to walk you through the process of cataloguing a book.



After you download the app, click on the app from your phone or tablet.


Click on the word Books.


Click the word New in the upper right corner.


Click ISBN Scanner.




Scan the bar code on the back of the book.


After you scan the bar code, you will see this screen.  I love how the book cover automatically pops up.  The title, author, copyright, and genre do as well.  Don't worry if a picture doesn't come up for your book.  You can easily snap a pic and add it to the book information.


Then it will take you back to the screen with a list of all of your books.  You can see below that this book has been added to my collection.


I love love love love love this app!  It really helps me to remember what I own and what I need to buy.  Look at all of these fabulous math themed children's book we just received.  This app will help me to stay organized.


Do you use something like this in your classroom?  If not, how do you keep track of the many books you own?   
Let me know below!



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4 comments

  1. Love this, I need to check it out!!

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  2. I use a similiar app called BookBuddy Pro. I add in custom categories too: guided reading level, tags (keywords), and physical location (which library basket is it in?) It's kind of scary when you look at the actual number of books you own... lol. But it saves me from buying duplicates of books I already have! Haha!

    Amanda
    First Grade Garden

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  3. Yes! I will be finishing this project over the summer.super excited!

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