Product Review of Bookopolis
The Bookopolis platform allows users to read and review books online. With help, learners can create accounts and have access to a long list of books to read; books are available for early readers, older readers, and middle school readers. Students can also have access to books from writers and award winners. Bookopolis also features games to help take some time off the reading.
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.”