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The Dewey Decimal System in Pictures

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Author: Margaret Massengale

Information literacy skills are practiced with this activity. Students use higher order Bloom taxonomy skills when analyzing what subjects are encompassed in a specific DDS cl...
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English Language Arts, Arts

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Description

Expand students\' knowledge and use of the Dewey Decimal System (DDS) by having them select and/or create visuals to represent the various topics categorized in each of the ten DDS classes. Visuals can be photos, clip art, magazine pixs, etc. mounted as collages on poster board or digital photo frames located near the books of the specified DDS class. Student created digital review games, e.g., concentration, Dewey Bingo, etc. can also be created with the visuals for future student review.

Objective

Information literacy skills are practiced with this activity. Students use higher order Bloom taxonomy skills when analyzing what subjects are encompassed in a specific DDS class. Evaluation is evident when students select an image(s) to demonstrate subject/topic for others. Also, practice of bibliographic/citation methods, as will as copyright, will occur as students must credit the source(s) of the image somewhere on the image(s) display.

Materials

Computer print outs from clip art and image libraries, e.g., Google images, and canceled magazine images will be gathered in a digital format. This will be accomplished by using online computer resources, scanners, memory cards, photo paper, poster materials and online poster creation sites, etc.

Other Information

The use of technology to demonstrate a knowledge and facility with the DDS is a natural step in the honing of research skills both online, and offline with print materials.
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