I am so excited to share the new "toy" I have in my classroom! I got it for Christmas and am already obsessed with it. It's called IntelliScanner, and it is going to change my classroom library!
|Books that are "lent" out appear with yellow|
dots indicating that are not available.
Because I want my students to read as much as possible, I obviously need to give them constant access to books. Unfortunately, not all of my students have a plethora to choose from at home, so I allow my precious, treasured, books to go home with them. A lot of time and money has gone into putting together my ever-growing classroom library, so I have students act as my "Librarians" to check books in and out for their classmates. This used to be done with cards I created, but I am currently in the process of transitioning my system from the pencil paper world into the digital one. Enter the IntelliScanner.
|Once books are scanned, a lot of useful|
information about them is added.
I am currently in the process of scanning my books into the library. I will admit that some of my older books do not scan in correctly and I have to input the ISBN number by hand. However, the software that allows for the managing of my library is well worth the money I spent on my scanner (around $80 for the "Classic" IntelliScanner), even if the scanner itself doesn’t always get the job done. In two days I was able to input over 200 books, so in my opinion it is a pretty quick process. Once all books are scanned, I will teach my “Librarians” how to search for and check in/out books. I anticipate that this will make the process much faster and easier to track.