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Global Monster Project
Meet new educator colleagues around the world while
collaborating, sharing digital media, and using geographic resources.


Fight the COVID-19 Virus and Meet the SDG Goals


Our Monster uses STEM to meet the SDGs.
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.



Join the Project and Collaborate on a Monster!  
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Many Educators have been in our ongoing project Community 
 for over 10 years. New-comers are always Welcome!

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

   This project is promoted by National Geographic Education Global Collaborative Projects

     The 2022 chart below will fill as schools choose their parts to design and describe.

 

Greetings Global Classrooms!
Hello from your project leader at Monster Central, Terry Smith. Here we go again. Just when we though we had Covid-19 beat, it comes back with new Variants. I'm hoping many schools will still take advantage of the Monster Project again this year! I'm an online instructor and Mentor/Group leader with the National Geographic Educator Certification Program, also Kidlink Project Leader, and a past teacher educator. Besides fun with monsters my background includes university teaching at Radford University, Western Illinois University, Antioch University, and the University of St. Francis. Before the college kids,  I was an elementary teacher for 14 years, concentrating on project-based learning, citizen science, technology, and global awareness. I even took my 4th graders to Taiwan, twice!  

What is this Project?  
Primary classes from the USA and around the world collaborate in this K-6 project. After requesting a Monster part (one part per school) from the list below, each school submits a 12-20 word description. When all descriptions are completed on the chart below, each class builds its own MONSTER using everyone's descriptions. Collaboration across grade levels: we often have cross-grade buddy teams, for example, K and 4 working together.

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!!  Additionally, students are asked to state how their monster would use STEM and the Sustainable Development Goals to make the world a better place.

Standards? We address many academic areas - please see the Learning & Technology link for examples. It's easy to see how this project is firmly rooted in collaborative worldwide learning.

How Do I Sign Up My Class? (Sign up early to make sure you get a part!)
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.
See the Step by Step Timeline of Directions.

 


             "I am beautiful!"

Sample Description

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

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

 

 

USING SKILLS

Kids at Work
CHALLENGING PLAY!

Critical Thinking Monster Game

MONSTER PARTS - CAN YOU SAY THE WORD SYNTHESIS?
[
See More Example Descriptions from a Past Project]

 
TIP: To build the Monster, copy & print the parts list, cut out each part, and 
assign to a student or group of students to construct. 

  Use 12-20 words in your Description
Parts are being added so Refresh your browser often! 

1. Head -

2. Eyes-

3. Ears & Earrings -

4. Mouth & Lips - 

5. Eyebrows -

6. Teeth  - 

7. Nose & Nose Ring -

8. Tongue - 

9. Hair - 

10. Horns - 

11. Necklace - 

12. Body - 

13. Belt - 

14. Belly Button - 

15. Arms - 

16. Legs -

17. Hands & Fingers - 

18. Feet -

19. Toes & Toe Nails

20. Tail -

21. Left Elbow - 22. Right Elbow - 
23. Passport -  24. Driver license
25. Cookbook - 26. Wings - Susan Jackson, GT, grades 3 & 4. Williams Magnet School, Little Rock, Arkansas.
27. Pet Bat - 28. Cup of Tea - 
29.  Favorite Book -  30. Drone
31. Toothbrush  - 32. Smart Phone -

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Link to Past Monster Project Name & Votes Lists

NOTICE: Students will vote for the top monster, the one they think best fits the descriptions in the big chart. 
 

Student Evaluation of 2021
A TIE this Year!




#4
Bob the Trashcan - TIE 2021  (Alberta, Canada)
#12 Whatchamacallit - TIE 2021 (New Hampshire)

Past TOP Monsters

In the 2020 Pandemic - we did not vote.
Ghostly McSpooky 2019 (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Giganticorous BillyBob Taco 2018 (New Hampshire)
Mr. Bestname 2017 (Argentina)
Mr. Wotzizname 2016 (Burneside,England)    
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

Pandemic Monsters for 2021


Votes

1. Demetreus Demarcus III (Ms. Lebert's 5th Grade) - Lake Charles, Louisiana

14

2. Mr. Among Us (Mrs. Kilty's grade 2/3) - Alberta, Canada 22
3. Rainbow Sparkle-Mane (Mrs. Bakich's grade 2/3) - Alberta, Canada

 11

4. Bob the Trashcan (Mrs. Knoke's grade 2/3) - Alberta, Canada

61

5. GABE  (Midge Nichelason, Lydia Dallas, Cheryl Babcock, Elena Dolz. Gr 2-5) - Albuquerque, New Mexico

 17

6. Zeddalumphasus (David Morrill, Grades K-5) - Salem, Massachusetts

 9

7. Eco Force (Tatjana Stefanac & Vojislav Krstic. Gr 5) - Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia

17

8.Monster Harry (Ms. Mojica/Mrs. Bolivar. 3rd grade) - West Chicago, Illinois

 26

9.Crazy-it (Suzanne Roach Gr 3-4-5) Orcenico Superiore di Zoppola, PN Italy

18

10. Bob! (Alicia Nickels' grade 3) - Alberta, Canada

9

11. Rainbow McFrizzletire (Mrs. Branscum's 4th grade) - Edmund, Oklahoma

7

12.Whatchamacallit (Mr. Ferguson's grade 4) - Franconia, New Hampshire 61
13.Brighton McMonster (Ms. Combs/Ms. Cortesi - 1st grades) - Chicago, Illinois 12
14.Aqua Bob (Faye Hanson/Mattie Baker 4-6 grade) - Little Rock, Arkansas 8
15.Chomper of the Oceans (Maggie Day's grade 3) - Alberta, Canada 41
16. Hallos (Motolani Alex-Oni/Oyinlola Gaius year 1-2) - Lagos, Nigeria 20
17.Bob Junior McNugget lll (Elizabeth Stevens, Gifted Program 4th) - Forsyth County Schools, Georgia 18
18.MC McDuffy (Ms. Badenís Multi-grades class) - Green Cove Springs, Florida 8
19. Spikey Severine - (Lisa Gervasi's 4th grade) - Irvington, New York 10
20. Sally the Rare Educator (Heidi Kazulak, grade-3B) - Youngstown, New York 9
21. Bob the Mathematician Book Monster (Heidi Kazulak, grade-3A) - Youngstown, New York 4
22. Spike (Mrs. Bialko, Mrs. Esquivel & Mrs. Latz, 4th grade) - Joliet, Illinois 19
23. Coco (Mikaela Mcnab's grade 3) - Alberta, Canada  13

 

 

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