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Class Intros
Participants 2016

Classes

2015   2014
2013  2012
2011  2010


Russia

 The Big Chart of
MONSTER PARTS 


1.  Step by Step - Timeline
2. 
For Teachers New to the Project


MONSTER GALLERY 2016


Stories and Media
2015

Monster Work in Progress 2013

Names & Votes
See the List


TOP Monster of 2015 - Bobby Wasabi!!!
Global Monster Project
Meet new educator colleagues around the world while
collaborating, sharing digital media, and using geographic resources.



This year's Monster is interested in STEM:
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.



Join the Project and Collaborate on a Monster!  
smithterryk@gmail.com
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Radford University - School of Teacher Education & Leadership 

Facebook Group
Teachers are sharing in our project  group - veterans and new teachers!

Learning & Technology Standards | Lesson Plans


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

Try the National Geographic Interactive MapMaker as your students 
learn where other Monster makers are located around the world.

An event promoted by National Geographic Education on Gooru Learning    
   Global Collaborative Projects

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

 

Project Leader
Hello from your host at Monster Central, Dr. Terry Smith. I am an assistant professor in the School of Teacher Education & Leadership at Radford University in Radford VA. I was an elementary teacher for 14 years, and now I coordinate this global project. We address many academic areas - please see the Learning & Technology link for examples.

What is this Project?  
Primary classes from the USA and around the world collaborate in this K-6 project. After requesting a Monster part from the list, each class composes a 12-word description and emails it in. When all descriptions have been completed on the chart below, each class builds its own MONSTER using everyone's descriptions. In order to have enough parts for everyone, we often have classrooms from the same school team up on a part, and we also have cross-grade teams, for example, K and 4.

Students discover that designing and building a monster together is a challenging task
. 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 students making the eyes, nose, neck, mouth, ears and hair. Students have deliberate practice in collaboration while constructing their class MONSTER. The result is satisfying proof that a community of global kids can accomplish anything!!  

How Do I Sign Up My Class? 
Your Class has joined and reserved a place in the project when the teacher (1) Requests a Monster part AND (2) Sends the class photo and school/class information. This needs to be done when you join the project in order to get you on the Participants Page and to secure your Monster part. Email to join - smithterryk@gmail.com.

 


"I am beautiful!"

Sample descriptions

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

Please use 12-15 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?

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See Example Descriptions from a Past Project]
 
2016 Project Parts -  Description Due by Sept 25. No More than 12-15 Words

1. Arms -

2. Toes/toenails -

3. Eyes -

4. Ears - 

5. Neck -

6. Elbows  - 

7. Head -

8. Tail -   

9. Nose - 

10. Mouth - 

11. Legs - 

12. Teeth -

13. Body - 

14. Eyebrows - 

15. Feet - 

16. Hair -

17. Left KNEE - 

18. Right KNEE -

19. Belly Button - 

20. Horns - 

21. Necklace - 22. Belt - 
23. Wings -  24. Hands/Fingers -  .
25. Earrings - 26. iWatch - 
27. Tongue -  28. Smart Phone -
29. iPAD/Tablet -  30. Ruler -

31. Skateboard  - 

32. Suspenders - 

33. Nose Ring  - 34. Pet Bat - 
35. Microscope -  36. Cane - 
37. Toothbrush -  38. Favorite Book  - 
39. Passport - 40. XBOX - 
41. Pinky Ring 42.Cup of Tea  -

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Link to Past Monster Project Name Lists

Monster Names and Votes




Please Say Hello to Our
TOP Monster of 2016
???????


Sue Halbert's 3rd Grade
Haddonfield, New Jersey

Bobby Wasabi 2015 (New Jersey)
Hogzilla Chuck Norris Duck Ape 2014 (Missouri)

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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