Elementary classes from the United States and around the world collaborate in this standards based project.
After choosing a Monster part, each class writes a description of that part.
After all descriptions have been sent in, each class builds its own MONSTER using everyone's descriptions from a table. Kids get deliberate practice in collaboration to construct their class MONSTER .
1. ARMS - Jenny Kopp's Class, Miriam School, St. Louis, Missouri: Right: bony 2ft arm; Left: shorter, chunky 1ft arm. Right arm has a bracelet made of skulls and cross bones. Both tie-dyed, sharp pointed, funky spiraled tattoos, bendable, hairy, slimy scars.
2. HANDS - Mr. Simonsen's 4th Grade, Indian Wells, California: Right hand - rectangular prism, left hand - roughly spherical. One hand has eye in middle of palm. Eye has horns for eyelashes, and eyebrows of flesh-eating worms. Snails emerging from tear-ducts in the eye. Other hand has a toothy, menacing mouth in center of palm
Goal: Global Citizenship, Collaboration, Education
From the Website:
The Digiteen™ Project is a global hands-on project for middle and early high school students, (typically Grade 6-9, 11-15 year old) which was founded by Julie Lindsay (now in Beijing, China) and Vicki Davis (Camilla, GA USA) in 2008.
This project studies digital citizenship with students researching current topics, writing a collaborative report on a wiki, and performing and documenting offline action educational projects to promote effective digital citizenship at their local schools.
The purpose of the project is to educate on and promote effective Digital Citizenship and responsible online choices as well as immersing students into an educational community for learning and collaborating.
Four schools would work together focusing on one blog each week. Three of the schools will comment on one blog and then move to the other group's blog the next week until all four blogs have been visited.
To join Elementary School classrooms globally with a view to exploring what life is like in each country through discussion, sharing and collecting multimedia to create final products together. (Julie Lindsay)
Students will be in small teams taking pictures and videos of what life is like. They will share photos and experiences on Edmodo and wiki.
Teachers and students will create a final project using a Web 2.0 tool that combines all media.
About: " Atlantis Remixed (ARX) is an international learning and teaching project that uses a 3D multi-user environment to immerse children ages 9-16 in educational tasks. ARX combines strategies used in commercial games with lessons from educational research on learning and motivation."
engage children in a form of transformational play