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!

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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FEED: Introducing the New Yorker Poetry Bot

Introducing the New Yorker Poetry BotThe New YorkerTo celebrate the magazine’s ninety-second anniversary, we are introducing The New Yorker Poetry Bot, a new way to receive, read, listen to, and share poetry. Starting today, our poetry bot, available on Twitter and Facebook Messenger, will send out a poem at random every day for the next ninety-two days. The selection—culled from our archive and curated by our poetry editor, Paul Muldoon, and poetry coördinator, Elisabeth Denison—includes poems…See More
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FEED: Introducing the New Yorker Poetry Bot

Introducing the New Yorker Poetry BotThe New YorkerTo celebrate the magazine’s ninety-second anniversary, we are introducing The New Yorker Poetry Bot, a new way to receive, read, listen to, and share poetry. Starting today, our poetry bot, available on Twitter and Facebook Messenger, will send out a poem at random every day for the next ninety-two days. The selection—culled from our archive and curated by our poetry editor, Paul Muldoon, and poetry coördinator, Elisabeth Denison—includes poems…See More
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Pam Goble commented on Kari Suhanosky's blog post Learning Experience Organizer Reflection
"Kari, Thanks so much for sharing.  Kids do like the Leo's and we get a lot of what they do and do not know from using them. Pam"
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Ryan Goble commented on Kari Suhanosky's blog post Learning Experience Organizer Reflection
"Hey Kari! That is great to hear - thanks for sharing all this info. You can also move to some of the "weirder" LEOs over time - I really wonder what the framer would see / not see in Fireworks. The fun thing (we think, but we're very…"
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Learning Experience Organizer Reflection

 My first experience with LEOs was a success. Students were engaged, collaborated and cooperated while exploring the figurative language in the song “Firework” by Katy Perry.  Students work in core groups on daily basis, so using a variety of LEOs in my lesson went very well. Student knowledge was deepened during this time on several different concepts that support the learning goals. Some students expanded their understanding of tone and mood. Others worked on making connections and supporting…See More
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William Zimmerman replied to Kelly Farrow's discussion ELL supplementary software reccs?? in the group Modern Languages & ELL
"Hope you'll try our free comic generator, MakeBeliefsComix.com, as part of your program.  Many ELL programs now encourage students to use our web site to encourage writing and expression through the creation of comic strips. "
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Foreign Films for the Classroom - Non English

Looking for foreign films that will make your curriculum pop? Come here to share ideas.See More
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Kelly Farrow replied to Ryan Goble's discussion ARTICLE: Female Animators Draw Away Clichés in the group Graphic Novels & Comics
"I'm actually reading the new Jem and the Holograms comic at home and was noticing how several characters have more normal body types for women! However... they're side characters. Of course the main character is thin and beautiful!…"
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