Product Review of Bookopolis Book Search
This is a social network for young readers with a built-in book discovery feature. Teachers can use this platform to build a society of readers and writers from their classes. Students can partake in book reviews and critical thinking to develop opinion writing. Teachers can track and critique a learner’s work. The BookQuest option is useful for finding new book reading suggestions.
What Users Love About the App
“I love this app so much! I like the design and the quality! Most apps that say “e-books for children! Free E-Books for kids!” are all a waste, they have books that have hard words and offer books as old as Romeo and Juliet… But this app is amazing!”
“I like that students were able to practice their social networking skills in a safe environment. Not all of our students are readers or typists and these skills are important as they get older.”
“We practiced our persuasive writing skills and then I allowed students to send their reviews and suggestions to other students in the class. Students were most engaged by the ability to change their avatar (which turned into a time-suck) and ability to send recommendations.”
What Users Dislike About the App
“This app doesn’t seem to work without the website. It’s not all that user friendly. My son is 7 and is having trouble using this app. There doesn’t seem to be a way to add books within the app, which takes away the convenience of the app.”