- 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.
http://www.oclc.org/dewey/resources/screensaver/default.htm (Dewey screen saver)
- 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)
- If you would like some modern Dewey signage for your library or for teaching lessons on the DDC system, go to http://www.flickr.com/photos/playfullibrarian/sets/72157611973856132/ and have a look at the DDC Wordle pictures created by a school librarian in Texas. These are free for you to download or print.
- Also, for something different, have a look at http://www.daveyp.com/blog/archives/323 ‘Dewey Blobs’