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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BOOK: Star Wars Costumes: The Original Trilogy

Who can forget the first time Darth Vader marched onto Princess Leia's ship, in his black cape and mask? Or the white hard-body suit of the stormtroopers? Or Leia's outfit as Jabba's slave? These costumes—like so many that adorned the characters of that galaxy far, far away—have become iconic. For the first time, the…See More
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MACBETH GOES SOCIAL was a 4-week project on G+ funded by the Dudley T. Dougherty Foundation in Texas and conducted by BIG FUN Education. Over 200 children in...
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"This is awesome! I have spent several years collecting examples of these terms for a presentation I give to my class every year. Wish I had had this then! "
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Michele Vogt-Schuller replied to Frank W. Baker's discussion Resource: New Teaching Film Resources in the group Teach with Moving Images
"thanks for posting this what is especially good about the glossary is that the examples are limited to few directors/movies that have a signature style (such as Wes Anderson). Very, very, useful resource. Thank you."
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Journalism & Common Core Standards

Educators with the Journalism Education Association (JEA) and other groups have worked to produce curriculum and other materials to align student journalism and media programs with the Common Core State Standards. Educators say the skills behind journalism, yearbook, photojournalism and other media align with common core,…See More
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Resource: New Teaching Film Resources

The Jacob Burns Film Education Center (Pleasantville NY) announces two new resources:Visual Glossary – Places film vocabulary in context using clips and descriptions to show how these concepts and techniques create iconic imagery, memorable characters, and powerful stories.…See More
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Fellowship Program - U.S. Dept of Energy Office of Science: Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator

U.S. Dept of Energy Office of Science: Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship ProgramThe Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program provides a unique opportunity for accomplished K-12 educators in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to serve in the national education arena. Fellows spend 11 months working in a federal agency or U.S. Congressional office, bringing their extensive knowledge and experience in the classroom to education program…See More
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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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