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“7 Books” Has Potential

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At “7 Books,” users can quickly and easily create lists of books they like. Once you type in the name of a book, you list will show a thumbnail image of the cover from Amazon. In that way, it’s similar to the web app called Thinkmeter.

The big advantage it has over Thinkmeter, though, is that 7 Books also lets you write notes about the book, too, that will show up on the list. At Thinkmeter, you can only show the book cover. Being able to have students write why they like the book makes 7 Books a great potential app for students.

I say “potential” because right now it only allows sign-in using credentials from Google, Twitter, Facebook, or Open ID. The site says it is working on the ability to have anyone register to the site, but it’s not there yet. Until that option is available, it’s probably going to have limited use in the classroom.

But, since I’m hoping that capability is created soon, I’m still going to add this post to My Best Posts On Books: Why They’re Important & How To Help Students Select, Read, Write & Discuss Them.

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Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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  1. Hey Larry – Tom here from 7books. Thanks so much for writing a post about me :)

    I’m working hard on new features, one of which is allowing direct sign-in/login so I’ll let you know when that’s done!

    Thanks
    Tom

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