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

Welcome! 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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ARTICLE: The Mystery of Dark Matter

Dark matter is a huge mystery. This device is trying to detect it. https://t.co/h8x6A6ZXVR via @NatGeoScience— Naomi Assaraf #VR (@nassaraf) October 7, 2018See More
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HISTORY: How Chicago transformed from a Midwestern outpost town to a towering city

How Chicago transformed from a Midwestern outpost town to a towering city The Windy City spurred its miraculous growth by building canals, laying sewers and jacking up buildings. Via @SmithsonianMag: https://t.co/zZuDfYmxNQ— CSS at Columbia (@columbiacss) October 18, 2018See More
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HISTORY: How Chicago transformed from a Midwestern outpost town to a towering city

How Chicago transformed from a Midwestern outpost town to a towering city The Windy City spurred its miraculous growth by building canals, laying sewers and jacking up buildings. Via @SmithsonianMag: https://t.co/zZuDfYmxNQ— CSS at Columbia (@columbiacss) October 18, 2018See More
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Ryan Goble added a discussion to the group Pre-K & Elementary Educators
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cHART: Hard Work vs. Easy Work

Ideas about how to teach math better are gaining a wider audience. But if we don't address teachers' personal histories with and understanding of math, those efforts may not get too far @LindaFlanagan2 https://t.co/zbGBC2zWBp #edchat…See More
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Ryan Goble added a discussion to the group Math Educators!
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ARTICLE: For Teachers Who Dread Math, Finding a Better Way

Ideas about how to teach math better are gaining a wider audience. But if we don't address teachers' personal histories with and understanding of math, those efforts may not get too far @LindaFlanagan2 https://t.co/zbGBC2zWBp #edchat…See More
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Ryan Goble added 2 discussions to the group High School English Teachers Rock!
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GRAPH HUMOR: Grading Paper Analysis

Nah, it's more like this pic.twitter.com/oxC1cEx6Xq— The ADHD Academic (@theADHDacademic) October 19, 2018See More
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OP-ED: Blogging is the New Persuasive Essay

"If we're trying to prepare our students to think critically and argue well, they need to be able to blog. It allows for interaction. It allows for ideas to be tested," writes @wrightsroom https://t.co/DKPj5eLwIG #WhyIWrite…See More
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Ryan Goble added a discussion to the group Media Education/Literacy
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ARTICLE: The lost art of concentration - being distracted in a digital world

There is a simple way of learning to concentrate better: whenever you feel like quitting – just do five more – five more minutes, five more exercises, five more pages – which will extend your focus @guardian https://t.co/AIzTxavLmN #edchat…See More
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Ryan Goble added a discussion to the group Psychology/ Sociology/ Anthropology
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BOOK: 'What Is Digital Sociology?'

my 'What Is Digital Sociology?' book now has a cover ... and a release date (I think) of 14th December - an ideal stocking-filler! https://t.co/UlHcehdDrb#digitalsociology pic.twitter.com/zNcOts68TH— Neil Selwyn (@Neil_Selwyn) October 16,…See More
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Ryan Goble added a discussion to the group US Ed. Policy & Leadership
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INVESTIGATION: Student Loan Whistleblower

99 percent of applications for Public Service Loan Forgiveness have been denied. A former student loan watchdog saw it coming https://t.co/BTgu4SSdN3— NPR's Education Team (@npr_ed) October 17, 2018See More
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Ryan Goble added a discussion to the group Special Educators
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ARTICLE: Dyslexia and the Wider World of Creativity and Talent

"Not all children with dyslexia have extraordinary talents, but every one of them has a unique potential that all too often goes unrealized because we don’t know how to tap it." - Maryanne Wolf https://t.co/LGXEbgRNRH @HKorbey #edchat…See More
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Philosophy & Plato

Posted by Alii Farrell on January 9, 2018 at 10:07am

Learning Experience Organizer Reflection

Posted by Kari Suhanosky on February 26, 2017 at 7:03pm — 2 Comments

Pop Literacy Webinar, Archived

Posted by Frank W. Baker on December 6, 2016 at 3:46pm

New YA historical novel

Posted by Roberta Seret on October 5, 2015 at 11:36am — 1 Comment

Fun Palaces Online Comic Maker

Posted by Matt Finch on October 2, 2015 at 12:13pm

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PLAYLIST: Text Reflection/Journal LEO© 5 Replies

Started by Ryan Goble in About the MC POP NING!. Last reply by Ryan Goble Sep 23.

Hip-Hop Meets Comics: Pop Cultural Mashup 1 Reply

Started by Kim Hayes in About the MC POP NING!. Last reply by Ryan Goble May 20, 2016.

 
 
 

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