Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Tech Tip:Leveling Your Library!
I came across an interesting Pin this week....a book leveling app! Have you heard of it? It's called Level It Books (link to iTunes page) and you use it by scanning the bar code of a book and it will search a database to find the level of your book! Such a cool idea right? And seems a lot less tedious than searching through the giant Fountas and Pinnell book!
I was hesitant to purchase it, being that the reviews weren't great, and even more hesitant to post about it being that I'm not in my classroom and I don't have access to a large library to scan. However, I did try it out on the few books I did bring home with me this summer and all of the books were in the database. I believe the idea is that teachers will collaborate to enrich the database and the app will become more useful as more information is uploaded. But for right now, the app is $2.99, so I wanted to share!
Here is what you see when you scan your book:
Overall, it's a cool little tool to have. For $2.99, I'll be pretty happy if most of my fiction texts are in their database.
Oh, and a quickie reminder that my Back to School Math Center Sale ends tomorrow!
Tell me: How do you level your library? By lexile? By Fountas and Pinnell? Do you level ALL of your fiction books?
Have a great day!