Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Tried it Tuesday: Scholastic Book Fair App

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I've been absent for a while but I'm back with a Tried it Tuesday! Thanks once again for the wonderful Holly at Fourth Grade Flipper for hosting! If you follow me on Instagram I posted about this amazing app a few weeks ago... but I never actually got around to blogging about it! Plus, it's a great app to have in the classroom and to tell your students about!

Do you have the Scholastic Book Fair app? If not, you  need to download it! It's a free app that allows students to scan the cover OR barcode of a book to learn more about it. It pulls in reading levels, short summaries, videos, etc. about the book with one scan!

Here's the app:

Here's the menu of options:

Here's a screen shot of Matched after a cover scan:


This app was handy at book fair when students were trying to find their "Just Right" level. We scanned the books and {presto!} there was the information! Students were also able to create wishlists if they had their own device. This book would also be great at a book store, library, etc. It's a super fast way to check reading level and get a quick summary. Some books also have video reviews or trailers!  There were a few books that our reader didn't' find but overall I was really happy with the app and my 5th graders gave it a thumbs up!

Happy Scanning!
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  1. Whoa! This is really cool! I can't believe I didn't catch this when you had it on Instagram. I must've slept through it! Lol! Going to check it out now!
    Alison
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

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  2. What a neat app! Did you just use this with Scholastic Book Fair books or do you use it in your classroom daily? Students would really love this. Thank you so much for sharing! XXOO
    ~Holly
    Fourth Grade Flipper

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  3. Wow! This looks awesome! Thanks for sharing. I have been using the Level It app, but think this one actually may work better.
    Jen

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  4. Thanks for sharing, this is so neat! I hope you don't mind, but I'm linking it to my "Classroom 'App'lications" linky as well! :)

    Christy
    Teaching Tales Along the Yellow Brick Road

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