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Standards

(1)Step by Step Doing the Project

(2) New Teacher Suggestions.PDF

MONSTER GALLERY
2014


Stories and Media 2013

Monster Work in Progress 2013

Names & Votes
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Global Monster Project 2014
Geo-Educators & Global Kids Working Together

 This project helps you meet new colleagues around the world while collaborating, sharing digital media, and using geographic resources.

See National Geographic Geo-Educators for ideas/resources to share with others during this project.


 

Join the Project and Collaborate on a Monster! 
Email: smithterryk@gmail.com -
Twitter:  


We are an ongoing Community. Many Educators have been 
in the project for over 10 years. New-comers are always Invited!

What is a geo-educator? If you are passionate about helping your students understand our interconnected world, then YOU are a geo-educator.

     The chart below will fill as classrooms choose their parts to design and describe.

 

What is This Project?
Hello from your host at Monster Central, Dr. Terry Smith, assistant professor in the School of Teacher Education & Leadership  at Radford University, Radford VA.

 Elementary classes from the United States and around the world collaborate in this standards based project. After choosing a Monster part, each class writes a description of that part. After all descriptions have been completed (and added to the chart below), each class builds its own
MONSTER using everyone's descriptions. Students discover that designing and building a monster together is a very big job. It is a major lesson in working together and learning to compromise in a group decision process. For example, the student responsible for the head has to plan with the kids doing the eyes, nose, neck, mouth, ears and hair. Kids get deliberate practice in collaboration while constructing their class MONSTER. The result is satisfying proof that a community of kids can accomplish anything!! Elissa Gerzog began the project in the 1990's calling it Monsters Monsters Monsters using e-mail only. I began running the project in 2000 and modified it to a web-based interface, which has grown to include a variety of student-created media in writing, artwork, and video. In its current form, the project is known simply as the Global Monster Project

                      If this sounds like fun, send an email and join - smithterryk@gmail.com.

Note: Schooltube Videos is down - preparing the hosting site for the 2014 school year.

 


"I am beautiful!"

Sample descriptions

HEAD: circular, black, red dots,  blue triangles, 
diameter 18 inches

You may use from 12-20 expressive, creepy, cool, adjectives. Be sure to give size, shape, and color!
Cm or Inches!


Greetings from Pakistan -------- And to Pakistan! Serious Monster Makers!


 

SEE

Kids at Work
HEAR


Sizwe's Message from 
Kwazulu Natal, South Africa
PLAY

a Critical Thinking Monster game

MONSTER PARTS - CAN YOU SAY THE WORD SYNTHESIS?

[
See Example Descriptions from a Past Project]
 
2014 Descriptions Go Here: Then Your Class Will Use this chart to build the Monster.      

1. ARMS

2. TOES -

3. EYES

4. EARS -

5. NECK -

6. ELBOWS  - 

7. HEAD -   

8. TAIL - 

9. NOSE - 

10. FINGERS

11. LEGS -  

12. TEETH -

13. BODY -   

14. EYEBROWS - 

15. FEET - 

16. HAIR -  

17. KNEES - 

18. MOUTH -

19. BELLY BUTTON - 

20. HORNS - 

21. NECKLACE -   22. BELT - 
23. WINGS -  24. HANDS - 
25. EARRINGS - 26. iPod - 
27. TONGUE -  28. CELL PHONE
29. iPAD -  30. XBOX - 

31. WRIST WATCH  - 

32. SUSPENDERS - 

33. NOSE RING  - 34. EYE GLASSES - 
35. TOE NAILS  -   36. PASSPORT - 

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Link to Past Monster Project Name Lists

Monster Names and Voting List



Frank says,
"What class will it be in 2013?



Top Monster
Quawawa 2013


Ellen Rush's 5th Grade
Galesburg, Illinois



Quawawa 2013 (Illinois)
Master Flykenstien2012 (New Hampshire)
Fiesta Foo Foo Dragon Dude 2011 (New Hampshire)
Tokoloshi-Afrika 2010 (South Africa)
Wee Nit Wit 2009 (New Hampshire)

Chucky 2008 (Connecticut) 
Bilbatauri Nussa Chauri 2007 (Pakistan)
Boo Hoo the Foo 2006 (Virginia)
Bling Monster-G 2005 (England)
Devil of Doom 2004 (New York)

Big Daddy 2003 (Missouri)
Mean Green Star Machine 2002 (Texas)
Cuckamunga 2001 (New York)
Double-Decker-Bushmonster 2000 (S. Africa)
Frankenspots 1999 (Texas)

 

Link to Past Monster Project Name Lists

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