Virtual Museum of Monsters: Presentation
During 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 courses a “VIRTUAL MUSEUM OF MONSTERS” (VMM) will be created. Education authorities have approved that is a COMENIUS and an eTWINNING project at a time. Comenius and eTwinning are two European Union initiatives that promote collaborative projects between schools to reinforce the European dimension. These projects help students and teachers to improve their skills in the area of chosen work, but also in terms of teamwork, social relations, collaboration in projects and use of ICT (information and communication technologies). These projects also increase motivation for language learning.
Six European schools participate :
Základní škola Mládežnická 536, Trutnov2 – Czech Republic
Cossington C of E Primary School – United Kingdom
Bifrosts förskola – Sweden
Scuola F.lli Cervi – Italy
Colegio de Educación Infantil y Primaria Tremañes – Spanish state
Three schools participate with Kindergarden and Primary students (Portugal, United Kingdom and Italy). Other two shools participate with only Kindergarden students (Sweden and Spanish state). And one shool participates with Primary students (Czech Republic).
Six local public libraries are also part of this project (thanks!).
The VMM project revolves around children’s literature that deals with monsters. Hundreds of children from the six countries will design monsters and they will write stories about these characters; all materials will be available in the Virtual Museum of this blog. Each school will also create a monster-pet, which will travel to all partner countries, with a passport and a travel diary. We will make multilingual dictionaries, a “monstrous Month” in the school library, a school cooperative to sell souvenirs and buy books for the library. Newsletters will be edited and there will be an exhibition in collaboration with the six local public libraries.
If someone wants to learn more about the project VMM you can access to this document:
The beautiful green monster that became the logo of our project is the work of the great illustrator VLADIMIR ZÚÑIGA. It´s one of the drawings the author shows in FOCA CLIPART, under Creative Commons.
We expect two wonderful years full of monsters, monstruos, monstros, monster, mostri…