Read all of the exciting stories and enjoy
the illustrations in “My Pet Monster”. This
book will bring a smile to your face every
time you read it.
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“My Pet Monster Today”.
This book is a true collaboration between the imagination and creativity of grade 2 students combined with the
skills of the grade 11 students. Working with another classroom of a different age and from a different city
created an authentic learning environment for the students.
After Robyn’s students created their paragraph and illustrations
Jason’s students each received a paragraph and the
corrisponding image. It was their job to read the paragraph and
study the image. Then they needed to refine the illustration to
make it ready to publish. Even though they were recreating
the images they still needed to keep the child-like quality in
Robyn’s class started the process by writing their description
of their monsters. Each student also created an illustration to
accompany their writing. After the book was started to be
assembled the students recorded the audio for each of their
paragraphs. This audio is embedded in each page and you can
listen to it by clicking on the audio button.
Robyn Torry is a primary school teacher in Lloydminster, Alberta,
Canada. She encourages her students to create, collaborate and
share their learning with students from around the world.
Robyn and her husband currently reside in Lloydminster, where
the both of them share a passion for teaching.
Robyn has been passionate about teaching since she was a little
girl. Now within her own classroom, she is creating opportunities
for her students to showcase their learning to the world. The
students enjoy using technology to create content. They have
just began collaborating with each other and now other students.
Robyn became an Apple Distinguished Educator in 2013. She
has presented on innovative ways to use educational
technologies at regional conferences.
Jason Sand is a Multi-Media Teacher in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan,
Canada. He enjoys helping students through the process of
creating digital media in a variety of forms.
Jason is the father of three amazing daughters which he and his
wife Syreeta enjoy watching grow. Mckenna, Janaya and Addyson
have been an inspiration behind the development of these
Jason's interest in art from a young age has helped, fuel his
passion for creating. Now as a teacher this passion for creating,
combined with his love for technology have allowed both him and
his students to create new content. The recent experience of
co-publishing with his students has been rewarding.
Jason became an Apple Distinguished Educator in 2009 and he is
now a member of the Canadian Board for Apple Distinguished
Educators. Jason presents regularly on digital media, digital
citizenship, and the effective use of educational technologies at
regional and national conferences. He shares his best practices
from his classroom on his website www.jasonsand.com.