IntelliScanner Corp. (http://www.intelliscanner.com) has introduced the USS$159 IntelliScanner mini 250e media organization scanner, designed specially for teachers and educators. It organizes books and media in the classroom automatically with barcode technology.
IntelliScanner mini 250e allows educators to build a classroom database of books, movies, and other media items in a simple, easy-to-use interface, according to Paul Scandariato, vice
president of marketing at IntelliScanner Corp. The portable scanner scans the retail barcodes already on the items. Teachers simply plug the scanner in to sync — just like a digital camera — and the software will download details like the book title, cover artwork, author, page count, and more.
The new IntelliScanner offers automatic identification of books via Internet enabled databases, including the Library of Congress. There’s a “Friends” lending tool for tracking books that students are reading or have taken home. You can create and customize reading lists for particular students or reading levels.