Creature Collaborations   Engaging learners with e-learning based writing projects Integrating new technologies to empower...
Creature Collaborations
Monster Exchange Travel Buddies
http://www.flickr.com/photos/papazimouris/346630496/   Ioni's world DSC01433a Why? Connect my students to the world. Appre...
What is the Monster Exchange Project?
http://www.monsterexchange.org/
http://monsterprojectex.wikispaces.com/
Why did I choose to do it?
The power of online networks
 
613 km away
Purpose: For the children to create careful descriptions that paint a picture in the reader’s mind. So…. Ideally the reade...
Motivating the children
The picture was the plan
I asked questions
How did we share the writing?
 
The older children used individual blogs.
 
I gave feedback...
 
... and got a response.
 
The Big Reveal
Some came really close...
... but were they reading carefully?
Ping Pong My monster is called Ping Pong.  Her skin colour is dark blue.  She has one eye and red and brown hair.  Her hea...
Did they explain it carefully?
Hypno 2000 Hypno 2000 is a slime monster.  He is light green.  He has two big white eyes with a thick black outline. In th...
Some were spot on!
Dynamite Dynamite has a squared face that’s green and on all the corners it’s curvy.  He has 3 eyes, a nice smile and teet...
Some gave feedback.
Igor Hero My monster is called Igor Hero.  He has three mohawks and a flame on each one.  He has a red head and two yellow...
Scary The monster I made had an oval shape body that is orange and orange tentacle hair on the top of his head with orange...
Some were fascinating.
Lampyclock Lampyclock has a medium triangle head with orange and blue stripes.  He has square eyes with two big black dots...
Some were done in pairs
Bing-Bing My monster is called Bing-Bing.  It is a pinky-purple and it has dark purple spots on it, but not very many.  It...
This just made my day.
Ryan’s Monster My monsters body is the shape of a door.  It has three heads and it has a very nasty attitude.  My monster ...
 
Travel Buddies
 
Auckland to Hamilton Hamilton to Raumati Beach Raumati Beach to Dunedin Dunedin to Taupo Taupo to the Waikato From Waikato...
2,966 km
 
http://rohistravels.blogspot.com
We researched keas and created booklets
Others made cards, booklets and pictures
One class created online storybooks
Similarities and differences were identified and discussed
Kara the Kiwi
Turra Coo our Scottish visitor
Flat Stanley
Use Skype to add another dimension.  Connect with a buddy class in real time. This is our next step.
Social Studies/ Geography Written Language Reading Oral Language Science Maths
Keypals, Travel Buddies & Other Online Projects   http://www.epals.com/ Postcard Exchange   http://pcg.cyberbee.com/ Monst...
Click on the link below to find further information and examples to support this presentation. http://authenticict.wikispa...
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  • 1998 Flat Stanley Project. 1999 hosted first travel buddy for Penguin Project. 2000 Kara went on first overseas trip. Kara’s last trip = 2006 unfortunately she’s gone AWOL. Communication = journal, email & webpage. With web 2.0 can be Blog, Skype, Webcam, videos, …
  • What is the Monster Exchange Project?
  • What is the Monster Exchange Project?
  • What is the Monster Exchange Project?
  • What is the Monster Exchange Project?
  • Creature Collaborations ULearn 2011

    1. 1. Creature Collaborations Engaging learners with e-learning based writing projects Integrating new technologies to empower learning and transform leadership
    2. 2. Creature Collaborations
    3. 3. Monster Exchange Travel Buddies
    4. 4. http://www.flickr.com/photos/papazimouris/346630496/ Ioni's world DSC01433a Why? Connect my students to the world. Appreciate similarities and differences . Expose them to different points of view. Learn from/with a wider peer group. Provide an authentic audience for their work.
    5. 5. What is the Monster Exchange Project?
    6. 6. http://www.monsterexchange.org/
    7. 7. http://monsterprojectex.wikispaces.com/
    8. 8. Why did I choose to do it?
    9. 9. The power of online networks
    10. 11. 613 km away
    11. 12. Purpose: For the children to create careful descriptions that paint a picture in the reader’s mind. So…. Ideally the reader will see what the author sees.
    12. 13. Motivating the children
    13. 14. The picture was the plan
    14. 15. I asked questions
    15. 16. How did we share the writing?
    16. 18. The older children used individual blogs.
    17. 20. I gave feedback...
    18. 22. ... and got a response.
    19. 24. The Big Reveal
    20. 25. Some came really close...
    21. 26. ... but were they reading carefully?
    22. 27. Ping Pong My monster is called Ping Pong.  Her skin colour is dark blue.  She has one eye and red and brown hair.  Her head is a circle.  Her clothes are a cheerleader top, it is purple with a red C on it.  She is wearing a light blue skirt.  She is smiling with her mouth closed.  On her head is a pair of antennae, they are grey.  On her feet are some beautiful brown high heel boots.  In her right hand is a red pompom.  Her left hand is behind her head - not showing her fingers.  Ping Pong has purple in the middle of her eye and she has a black outline.  My monster is from Planet Cheerleader.  Ping Pong is a very happy monster cheerleader.  
    23. 28. Did they explain it carefully?
    24. 29. Hypno 2000 Hypno 2000 is a slime monster.  He is light green.  He has two big white eyes with a thick black outline. In the centre of his eyes he has red swirls.  He has ten tentacles with eyes on the top of his head.  He has two brown holes on the side of his head.  He sticks out his front teeth and his tongue.  He has brown spots down his body.
    25. 30. Some were spot on!
    26. 31. Dynamite Dynamite has a squared face that’s green and on all the corners it’s curvy.  He has 3 eyes, a nice smile and teeth (the teeth are made from triangles).  One tooth is down, another is up and the last one is down.  he has a tall, rectangular body and it’s dark blue.  Also, he has a big, orange DS on his body.  Also on the top of his head are green triangles for ears - they are wide apart.  At the bottom of his body there are 2 tall rectangles that are also green - one on the left and one on the right - for his feet.  On his feet there are yellow circles for each of his toes.  Last of all is his devil stick.  His devil stick is red and black with 3 triangles on top, like a fork.  The part with the triangles is red and the other half is black.  Around his devil stick there is a zig-zaggy line that is yellow and inside the line there is a shade of really light blue.
    27. 32. Some gave feedback.
    28. 33. Igor Hero My monster is called Igor Hero.  He has three mohawks and a flame on each one.  He has a red head and two yellow wings and two brown arms.  He has one eye and fangs and a red and black body.  He has a guitar in his hand and a double sided fork.  He has a devil tail and two black legs.  He has two green ears and two green shoes.
    29. 34. Scary The monster I made had an oval shape body that is orange and orange tentacle hair on the top of his head with orange spikes.  On his face he has a trapezium that is black and upside down.  He can breathe fire.  next he has diagonal eyes that are black, one is one way the other is the other way.  Then I say he has three red eyes underneath his black eyes.  He has yellow chomp like teeth, brown arms and hands.  He has spit coming from his mouth and two blue and pink tentacles at the bottom of his head with blue and pink spots.
    30. 35. Some were fascinating.
    31. 36. Lampyclock Lampyclock has a medium triangle head with orange and blue stripes.  He has square eyes with two big black dots in the middle.  He has a pink nose and a pink neck in the middle of the bottom of the head.  He has a triangle mouth with white teeth.  Then there is a fat medium circle with a line around near the line with a star in the middle with lines around the star.  The legs go down then to the left then a space.  Then another one, it goes down then right, then down, then two more down across to the left then another one down across to the right.  He is holding coffee in a cup that is brown.  He has rectangle arms with a black outline.  On the circle there are sticks near the neck.  So that’s my Lampyclock.
    32. 37. Some were done in pairs
    33. 38. Bing-Bing My monster is called Bing-Bing.  It is a pinky-purple and it has dark purple spots on it, but not very many.  It has got a very big smile with only three teeth and they are quite far apart, but they are all on the top.  He has a yellow tummy.  It has dark purple antennae with little circles on the top.  He has a very big eye with a black dot in the middle.  It has two arms and three fingers on each hand.  He has two legs and they have three toes on each foot.  he has pointy ears with yellow and pink in the inside.  It has got a little tongue and a little lump with little red bits in its mouth and the rest of his mouth is pink.  He has got a little body that is shaped like an oval.  Bing-Bing has got a black outline.  He is a cheerful little monster.  He has got a big head that is connected to the body and his arms are connected to the head.
    34. 39. This just made my day.
    35. 40. Ryan’s Monster My monsters body is the shape of a door.  It has three heads and it has a very nasty attitude.  My monster has two tentacles.  My monster has two tongues and they are red with snakes.  One tongue has sharks and that’s why no monster will challenge my monster.
    36. 42. Travel Buddies
    37. 44. Auckland to Hamilton Hamilton to Raumati Beach Raumati Beach to Dunedin Dunedin to Taupo Taupo to the Waikato From Waikato back to Auckland
    38. 45. 2,966 km
    39. 47. http://rohistravels.blogspot.com
    40. 48. We researched keas and created booklets
    41. 49. Others made cards, booklets and pictures
    42. 50. One class created online storybooks
    43. 51. Similarities and differences were identified and discussed
    44. 52. Kara the Kiwi
    45. 53. Turra Coo our Scottish visitor
    46. 54. Flat Stanley
    47. 55. Use Skype to add another dimension. Connect with a buddy class in real time. This is our next step.
    48. 56. Social Studies/ Geography Written Language Reading Oral Language Science Maths
    49. 57. Keypals, Travel Buddies & Other Online Projects http://www.epals.com/ Postcard Exchange http://pcg.cyberbee.com/ Monster Exchange http://www.monsterexchange.org/ and http://monsterproject.wikispaces.com/Welcome Flat Stanley Project http://www.flatstanley.com/how.php?nav=teachers Project Links http://www.flickr.com/photos/dunechaser/1721982928/ We begin by charting a course
    50. 58. Click on the link below to find further information and examples to support this presentation. http://authenticict.wikispaces.com/Creature+Collaborations Wikispaces Follow Up Notes [email_address]

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