Monster Exchange – Global Connections

Monster Exchange Project (Technology Integration Project)
http://www.monsterexchange.org/

“Monster Exchange is designed to encourage the development of reading and writing skills while integrating Internet technology into the classroom curriculum. Classrooms from a variety of schools worldwide are paired together; the students in each classroom are split into groups, each of which designs an original picture of a monster. The students must then write a description of the monster. The partnered classes then exchange their descriptions via e-mail and the Internet. These students are then challenged to use reading comprehension skills to read the descriptions and translate them into a monster picture. The true challenge involves creating a redrawn picture as close to the original picture as possible without looking at the original and using only the written description of the monster.”

ICT Skills – Creating, Communicating, Collaborating, Digital Citizenship
Curricular Content – Reading, Writing, Communication, Art and Math

Here is an example of the Monster Exchange with IST Grade 2.

Please notify the ICT Team if you are interested in enrolling your class for this project. The ICT Team can assist you with the making a global classroom connection and work through all of the technical details for this project.

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