Making Curriculum Pop

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Thanks to everyone who voted for MC POP at this year's Edublog Awards! Please check out their great collection of online ed resources by exploring all the nominees and winners HERE.

ABOUT MC POP

Hey, Hey, Hey this is Ryan Goble coming at you with teaching resources and fun; and if you're not careful we’ll share some cool web links before we’re done!

Echoing one of my educational heroes, Bill Cosby, Making Curriculum Pop was created in the spirit of groundbreaking shows like Fat Albert, Sesame Street and School House Rock. Each of these programs embraced common cultures to engage kids in learning. That type of education – the fun, cool, meaningful and engaging kind - is what Making Curriculum Pop is here to facilitate through Ning’s Web 2.0 technology.

In the summer of 2009 my wife and I moved back home to Chicago where I teach teachers as an adjunct professor at Aurora, Roosevelt and Benedictine Universities. From 2005-2009 I worked as a curriculum coordinator and new teacher coach at a high school in the South Bronx, NYC. During that time I spent a lot of time sharing teaching resources that utilize common cultures. Building on the work I was doing in my day job I thought it would be powerful and political to bring together a collective of teachers dedicated to making curriculum pop. The site officially launched on January 20 ,2009.

It is hard for individual teachers to catch every cool website, video clip, song, study guide or comic but collectively MC POP is a forum where we can all share resources to reinvent our core curriculum and the larger dialogue on public education. So if you use popular and common cultures to reflect, refract, refocus and reinvent your core curriculum MC POP is the place for you.

The site is a spin off of the work that Paul, Nicole and I do at Mindblue but it is not designed to be an advertising hub. I’m sure we’ll broadcast a message when we release a new study guide but that is not the focus of the web site. NONE of the links I e-mail are paid solicitations. The ads on the right sidebar are placed by Ning and will be there until I decide we can pay for the network (that lets you know how - cough - impressive the present Mindblue revenue stream is). I dig teachers and companies that do cool work and want to share those resources with teachers however, this network is designed for educators who work with students.

As the network evolves over time, I’ll articulate guidelines for folks with commercial interests and individuals around spam. In the meantime I hope you’ll get started by doing something cool on the network.

Good Vibes,

Ryan R. Goble

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Ryan Goble added 2 discussions to the group Science Teachers
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BOOK: Hollywood Frame By Frame

This is your illustrated invitation to the moments when movie history was made. Photographers’ contact sheets are the permanent record of every shot that they took – and through Hollywood’s golden age, there was often a photographer on set, capturing the scene as actors and directors collaborated to produce classic movies. …See More
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Conference on English Leadership 2014 - Come join us!

I invite you to join me at the 2014 Conference on English Leadership.  If you're going and/or presenting, post here and we'll plan to support you with our attendance.Gaylord National Resort and Convention CenterWashington D.C. November 23-25Keynote Speakers: Jim Burke, Sarah Brown Wessling, Doug Fisher, Nancy Frey, Kylene Beers, and Bob ProbstThe 2014 CEL Annual Convention is an opportunity for leaders to gather, share ideas, and grow.  A unique quality of the convention is that attendees have…See More
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The Secret Histories Of 5 Famous Hollywood Costumes

This story is in advance of the "Hollywood Costume" exhibition opening in early October in California. Curator Deborah Landis is interviewed. Also interviewed: costume designers for…See More
Thursday
Ryan Goble replied to Ryan Goble's discussion BLOG:21 Comic Book Censorship Challenges You Won't Believe in the group Graphic Novels & Comics
"Marek - you know I try to be there for you :)"
Sep 24
Marek Bennett replied to Ryan Goble's discussion BLOG:21 Comic Book Censorship Challenges You Won't Believe in the group Graphic Novels & Comics
"Very timely!  I'll include this in my BANNED COMIC library talk this week!"
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BLOG:21 Comic Book Censorship Challenges You Won't Believe

Great list of bizarre (and not so bizarre) censorship challenges to comics at the Half Price Books blog... Me? I think you could use the book as a reading list and project bank for HS kids :)See the full list @ …See More
Sep 23
Ryan Goble replied to Ryan Goble's discussion BLOG: Imagery - A Key to Understanding Math @ Mind/Shift in the group Math Educators!
"Yes, your stuff has always looked super cool (I have not worked with little ones for a while) but I totally agree!  Thanks for taking time to share with everyone! "
Sep 23
Ryan Goble added 4 discussions to the group Math Educators!
Sep 23
Kimberly Moore replied to Ryan Goble's discussion BLOG: Imagery - A Key to Understanding Math @ Mind/Shift in the group Math Educators!
"I think it is super important to connect to the population who is not naturally drawn to math using different tools. I've devoted the last decade trying to catch children (all children) early by creating Arithmetic…"
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The News: Teaching With and About it

Ideas, resources, and conversation about using the news in instruction.
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Post-Secondary Educators

Do you use pop culture with the over 17 set? Come join this group for the post-secondary crowd!See More
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Arts Integration

For teachers who like to integrate all the arts into their teaching.See More
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American Literature

For teachers of American Lit who want to MC Pop! FYI: it is a still from the film adaptation of the Secret Life of Bees - that film is extra pop because it features singer/actors Alicia Keys, Queen Latifah and Jennifer Hudson!See More
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Georgia Educators

Is Georgia on your mind because you live there? Join this group to discuss and network around local happenings!See More
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Hilary Hughes updated their profile
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Films on Media Literacy? 5 Replies

Started by Natasha Casey in About the MC POP NING!. Last reply by Natasha Casey Feb 5.

Need help from Content Area Teachers!

Started by Sarah Mulhern Gross in General Discussion Jul 11, 2013.

 
 
 

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