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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New Science Units

Hi All,If you would like some interesting STRUCTURE units, here are some sites to go to!  I have created a structure unit to accompany the BUILD BIG PBS unit on-line, and an integrated Structure unit as well:http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Structures-Using-Technology-BUILDING-BIG-1569451…See More
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New Products for Teachers K-7

Hi Everybody,Occasionally, I have showcased different products I sell on Teachers Pay Teachers.  I have created oodles and oodles of thoughtful curriculum I wrote.  Please go see my site and see if there are any products you would like to enhance/enrich your elementary and middle school curriculum.  I have over 100 products to view:http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Marcy-PragerMy newest products are a close reading of…See More
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"Can't wait to hear more!"
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Michele Vogt-Schuller replied to Ryan Goble's discussion POSTERS: Literary Prints in the group High School English Teachers Rock!
"This is almost exactly to the game/mechanic I'm working on...... good stuff - thanks for sharing!"
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BOOK/SATIRE: Science ... For Her!

Brilliant comedy concept. The author is interviewed at Grist. The set up...Read…See More
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BOOK/SATIRE: Science ... For Her!

Brilliant comedy concept. The author is interviewed at Grist. The set up...Read…See More
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OP-ED: How the Kardashians exploit racial bias for profit

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POSTERS: Literary Prints

Saw these when I was at Powell's bookstore in Portland, OR. Fun, although not likely you can by that Hemingway quote for your classrooms - lol.See the full collection HERE at Obvious State.See More
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Ryan Goble added a discussion to the group American Literature
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POSTERS: Literary Prints

Saw these when I was at Powell's bookstore in Portland, OR. Fun, although not likely you can by that Hemingway quote for your classrooms - lol.See the full collection HERE at Obvious State.See More
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Ryan Goble added a discussion to the group World Literature
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POSTERS: Literary Prints

Saw these when I was at Powell's bookstore in Portland, OR. Fun, although not likely you can by that Hemingway quote for your classrooms - lol.See the full collection HERE at Obvious State.See More
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Ryan Goble added a discussion to the group British Literature (sans Shakespeare)
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POSTERS: Literary Prints

Saw these when I was at Powell's bookstore in Portland, OR... Fun, although not likely you can by that Hemingway quote for your classrooms - lol.See the full collection HERE at Obvious State.See More
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ARTICLE: How does college building design affect student success?

How does college building design affect student success? Colleges and universities should build student spaces on campus that foster visibility and community, while at the same time offering quiet, secluded places for study and rest, according to a study researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Effective building design, the study found, can help increase student retention and…See More
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ARTICLE: How does college building design affect student success?

Colleges and universities should build student spaces on campus that foster visibility and community, while at the same time offering quiet, secluded places for study and rest, according to a study researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Effective building design, the study found, can help increase student retention and overall academic success. eCampus News (free…See More
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Kelly Farrow replied to Kelly Farrow's discussion WEB SERIES based on classic literature in the group High School English Teachers Rock!
"Just discovered another one!! Haven't tried it yet. The New Adventures of Peter and Wendy based on Peter Pan, by Epic Robot TV."
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Kelly Farrow replied to Kelly Farrow's discussion WEB SERIES based on classic literature in the group British Literature (sans Shakespeare)
"Just discovered another one!! Haven't tried it yet. The New Adventures of Peter and Wendy based on Peter Pan, by Epic Robot TV."
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Kelly Farrow replied to Kelly Farrow's discussion WEB SERIES based on classic literature and Shakespeare in the group Making Shakespeare Pop!
"Just discovered another one!! Haven't tried it yet. The New Adventures of Peter and Wendy based on Peter Pan, by Epic Robot TV."
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Films on Media Literacy? 5 Replies

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