Dewey Decimal System

  • If you are not already using OCLC’s Dewey Decimal screensaver on your Inquiry terminals at school, then this is a good one to download from the site below.  It consists of pacman-like ‘creatures’ which bounce around the screen demolishing each Dewey Decimal background as it appears, and is very appealing to   kids.                                                                                                                                                                                       
  • If you’re looking for sites to teach the Dewey system, try these ones:
http://www.kidsclick.org/dewey.html  ‘KidsClick!’ – a site arranged by DDS by librarians for kids.
http://www.thrall.org/dewey/  ‘Can you do the Dewey?’  (Level 2 is a bit hard for primary students)
http://frank.mtsu.edu/~vvesper/dewey2.htm  ‘Let’s do Dewey’ (there is an exercise about half way down the page)
http://languagearts.pppst.com/deweydecimals.html ‘Dewey Decimal System at pppst.com (a number of links for students and teachers including a game, webquest, and clipart)