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


2019 Project Focus


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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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.

   This project is promoted by 
    National Geographic Education     Global Collaborative Projects

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

 

Greetings!
Hello from your host at Monster Central, Dr. Terry Smith. I'm a cohort leader with the National Geographic Educator Certification Program and a teacher educator. University experience is with Radford University, Western Illinois University, Antioch University, and the University of Saint Francis. Before higher ed, I was an elementary teacher for 14 years, concentrating on project-based learning, science in the outdoors, 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.

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 descriptions

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?


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


 

SEE

Kids at Work
PLAY

a Critical Thinking Monster game

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

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

  Use No More than 12-20 words in the Description
Parts are being added so Refresh your browser often!  

1. Head -

2. Eyes -

3. Ears -

4. Earrings -  

5. Mouth -

6. Eyebrows  - 

7. Teeth -

8. Nose - 

9. Nose ring - 

10. Tongue - 

11. Hair -

12. Horns - 

13. Neck - 

14. Necklace - 

15. Body - 

16. Belt -

17. Belly button - 

18. Arms -

19. Legs - 

20. Hands & fingers - 

21. Pinky ring - optional 22. Finger nails - 
23. Left knee -    24. Right knee - 
25. Feet - 26. Toes-toenails - 
27. Tail -  28. Wings - 
29.  Left Elbow -   30. Right Elbow
31. Passport  -  32. Driver license
33. Cookbook -  34. Ruler - optional

35. Skateboard  - 

36. Pet Snake

37. Surfboard -  38. Pet Bat -
39. Microscope -  40. Cane - 
41. Toothbrush -  42. Favorite Book -
43. Cup of Tea 44. Xbox - 
45. Smart phone -  46. Drone -

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Link to Past Monster Project Name Lists

Last Year's Vote by the Monster makers - Descriptions with the the best fit!


Giganticorous Billy Bob Taco 
Mr. Ferguson's 4th grade - Franconia, NH

 

Student Choice of 2018

Past TOP Monsters
Giganticorous Billy Bob Taco (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

Monster Names 2018

 Votes

1. Dalinda - Sturdevant, WI

13

2. Rainbow Books - Airdrie, Alberta, Canada

38

3.  Dr. Nightmare - Airdrie, Alberta, Canada

22

4. Fire & Ice, Lightening &Shadow Spider Monster - Pordenone, Italy

32

5. Giganta - Gurnee, IL

26

6. Mr. & Mrs. OceanClean - Virginia Beach, VA

24

7. Mr. McGilly Filtrich - Edina, MN

7

8. Squidworth - Lakeland, NY

9

9. John Trashozauras - Nowy Sacz, Poland

13

10. Big Sammy - Valdese, NC

7

11. Sasquatch - San Jose, CA 

25

12. Dr. Paraprosdokian - Bangalore, India

126

13. Jeff Ocean - Wakefield, MA

8

14. Mr. Floppy - Kansk, Russia

41

15. J.R. Dope - Wheatridge, CO

6

16. Mr. Beverly-Mom - Chicago, IL

3

17. Monstro Monster - Wenatchee, WA

15

18. Franken-Piggy - Brisbane, Australia

40

19. So-and-So McGlitter Pig - Wheatridge, CO 

7

20. Charlie Greench - Tandil City, Buenos Aires, Argentina 

10

21. Astropatcher - Sremska Mitrovisa, Serbia

41

22. Betty STEM - Sparta, WI

7

23. L'il Pomegranate - Bradford, Ontario, Canada

44

24. His Rambunctious Highness, Sir Royal Rotten Rick - Manitoba, Canada

5

25. Frank Catcheese Jeff - Floyd, VA

5

26. Electro - Wheatridge, CO

3

27.  Mr. Pignose Spikeydactyl  - Lake Charles, LA

7

28. Yangon Gender Equalizer - Yangon, Myanmar

16

29. Spike - Kinderhook, IL

21

30. Giganticorous Billy Bob Taco - Franconia, NH

192

31. Trashy the Terror Monster from the Sea - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 

66

32. Mrs. Yates of Planet Hipogriff Pablo - Little Rock, AR 

5

33. Durv the Great - Bluffs, IL 

3

34. Scrappy - Hannibal, MO

4

35.GRRRRtrude Chicago, IL

26

36. Monstino Richmond, VA 4
37. Skull Trooper- Joliet, IL 26
38. Oogabooga Centralia, IL 4
39. Mariushka the Bubble She-Monster Poznan, Poland 29

Write In Votes - Received after the Ballot Deadline

40. Craftaraptor - Salem, MA 2
41. Deadly Water Cleaner - Youngstown, NY 3

 

 

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