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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Frank W. Baker added a discussion to the group US History
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DVR Alert: CNN Presents 1968, May 27-28

Series Features Interviews with Tom Hanks, Gloria Steinem, Dan Rather,Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and MoreNEW YORK – April 19, 2018 –  From Emmy Award-winning executive producers Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman and Mark Herzog comes a CNN Original Series Event, 1968.  Airing over two nights —…See More
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AP English

Group where AP English teachers can share new ideas, ask questions or discuss.
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Kristin Skaggs joined Anna J. Small Roseboro's group
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Department Leaders - Literacy Coaches

A forum designed to share leadership ideas that will help educators maximize meetings, maintain morale, and mentor more effectively.See More
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Ryan Goble added a discussion to the group Art & Visual Cultures
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IDEA: How to draw your own selfie — using your personal data

First the tweet ... Then the TED talk ...Then the amazing "how to" blog - How to draw…See More
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Ryan Goble added a discussion to the group Science Teachers
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IDEA: How to draw your own selfie — using your personal data

First the tweet ... Then the TED talk ...Then the amazing "how to" blog - How to draw…See More
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Ryan Goble added a discussion to the group Math Educators!
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P.E., Health & Wellness Education

Health, diet, body image, substance abuse, sexuality - resources and discussion that makes health and wellness curricula pop lives here.
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Ryan Goble added a discussion to the group Middle School / Jr. High Group
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INFOGRAPHIC: 6 Ways to Conclude an Argument

This was credited as coming from  Lucy Cakins & Teachers College Reading and Writing project (see below). Enjoy ... See More
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Ryan Goble added a discussion to the group High School English Teachers Rock!
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INFOGRAPHIC: 6 Ways to Conclude an Argument

This was credited as coming from  Lucy Cakins & Teachers College Reading and Writing project (see below). Enjoy ... See More
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Ryan Goble added a discussion to the group Making Shakespeare Pop!
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SHORT READ: What Shakespeare Can Teach Mark Cuban About Being A Better Boss

Author Stephen Greenblatt devotes a chapter of his fine new book, Tyranny: Shakespeare on Politics, to enablers – without whose participation tyrants could not function. Explaining the titular character of his Richard III, Greenblatt writes, “The achievement [of his throne], Shakespeare suggests, depended upon a fatal conjunction of diverse but equally…See More
Thursday
Ryan Goble added a discussion to the group Sports & Literacy
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SHORT READ: What Shakespeare Can Teach Mark Cuban About Being A Better Boss

Author Stephen Greenblatt devotes a chapter of his fine new book, Tyranny: Shakespeare on Politics, to enablers – without whose participation tyrants could not function. Explaining the titular character of his Richard III, Greenblatt writes, “The achievement [of his throne], Shakespeare suggests, depended upon a fatal conjunction of diverse but equally…See More
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Ryan Goble added a discussion to the group New Media & Technology
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TOOL: How can Slack improve class discussions?

How can Slack improve class discussions?(Eric Baradat/AFP/Getty Images)The digital tool Slack can help support Socratic seminars, write Zach Seagle, a history instructional coach at KIPP San Francisco College Prep, and Justin Taylor, a high-school social studies teacher. In this commentary, they suggest students use Slack as a companion to in-person…See More
Tuesday
Ryan Goble added a discussion to the group Math Educators!
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IMAGE: All of Math in One Map (tres cool)

I love this visualization of how different fields in mathematics inter-relate. For both teachers and learners, representing a discipline this way is a poignant reminder that, although we might teach content-areas in silos, fields of knowledge are never as circumscribed as they appear. They are at…See More
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Ryan Goble added a discussion to the group High School English Teachers Rock!
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LISTICLE: Our 25 Favorite Opening Lines in Literature

 BOOKS Our 25 Favorite Opening Lines in Literature There's something to be said for a fantastic opening line. In our opinion, these are twenty-five of the very best…See More
Tuesday
Ryan Goble added a discussion to the group Poets & Writers
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LISTICLE: Our 25 Favorite Opening Lines in Literature

 BOOKS Our 25 Favorite Opening Lines in Literature There's something to be said for a fantastic opening line. In our opinion, these are twenty-five of the very best…See More
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Linda Urban joined Lydia Nolan's group
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Making Drama POP!

A group for people interested in making drama come to life in the classroom!BTW - The photo is from SCTV (the Canadian Second City Comedy Review on TV in the early 80s.)See More
May 16
Ryan Goble added a discussion to the group Pre-K & Elementary Educators
May 14
Ryan Goble added a discussion to the group Identity: Gender, Race, Sex, SES & Power
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