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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Frank W. Baker added a discussion to the group The News: Teaching With and About it
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VIDEO: Behind-the-Scenes of ABC's World News Broadcast

As she exits the 'World News' anchor desk, journalist Diane Sawyer takes viewers behind-the-scenes in this video short feature.See More
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Frank W. Baker added a discussion to the group Art & Visual Cultures
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SERIES: Art21 Season 7 (PBS) This Fall

Trailer for Season 7 (2014) of the Peabody Award-winning series, Art in the Twenty-First Century.  Featured artists include: Tania Bruguera, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Leonardo Drew, Omer Fast, Thomas Hirschhorn, Elliott Hundley, Katharina Grosse, Graciela Iturbide, Joan Jonas, Wolfgang Laib, Trevor Paglen, and Arlene…See More
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Frank W. Baker added a discussion to the group Teach with Moving Images
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Emmy Nominated Scripts

This website lists most of the major categories of the 2014 Emmy nominees plus links to their scripts.See More
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Stephanie Fightmaster-Schamer joined Ashley Tabron's group
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High School English Teachers Rock!

This group is for all high school english teachers to share ideas, lesson plans, and any other resources that will help each other!See More
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Profile IconStephanie Fightmaster-Schamer and Sara Harlan joined Making Curriculum Pop
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Frank W. Baker added a discussion to the group Teach with Moving Images
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‘Academy Originals’ Mini-Docs Channel Filmmaking On AMPAS Site, YouTube

Academy Originals, the Motion Picture Academy‘s new, and wide-ranging, weekly series of short videos talks about filmmaking of many kinds. The videos (since the site launched in late May) have been three to 10 minutes long, the sweet spot for length when it comes to online watching, See More
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Frank W. Baker added a discussion to the group Adolescent Films
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From Page to Screen: The Giver

The current issue of Entertainment Weekly magazine (August 15, 2014) includes a two-page spread in which 'The Giver' director Phillip Noyce and screenwriter Michael Mitnick explain how they adapted a key scene for the film. The spread includes a page from the screenplay and sample storyboards. Noyce says  "Triumph of the Will" influenced our sequence from framing to editing and music.EW also features …See More
Aug 22
Frank W. Baker added a discussion to the group Adolescent Literature
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From Page to Screen: The Giver

The current issue of Entertainment Weekly magazine (August 15, 2014) includes a two-page spread in which 'The Giver' director Phillip Noyce and screenwriter Michael Mitnick explain how they adapted a key scene for the film. The spread includes a page from the screenplay and sample storyboards. Noyce says  "Triumph of the Will" influenced our sequence from framing to editing and music.EW also features …See More
Aug 22
Frank W. Baker added a discussion to the group Media Education/Literacy
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RESOURCE: Teaching Media Literacy, Primary Sources & More

The Newseum Digital Classroom is a free, cross-disciplinary classroom resource featuring interactive timelines, archival videos and downloadable historic front pages through our lenses of historical connections, media literacy and civics. Comprehensive…See More
Aug 22
Frank W. Baker added a discussion to the group Journalism Teachers
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Resource: Newseum Digital Classroom

The Newseum Digital Classroom is a free, cross-disciplinary classroom resource featuring interactive timelines, archival videos and downloadable historic front pages through our lenses of historical connections, media literacy and civics. Comprehensive…See More
Aug 22
Frank W. Baker added a discussion to the group US History
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Resource: Digital interactive classroom history, civics resources

The Newseum Digital Classroom is a free, cross-disciplinary classroom resource featuring interactive timelines, archival videos and downloadable historic front pages through our lenses of historical connections, media literacy and civics. Comprehensive…See More
Aug 22
Frank W. Baker added a discussion to the group The News: Teaching With and About it
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Resource: Newseum Digital Classroom

The Newseum Digital Classroom is a free, cross-disciplinary classroom resource featuring interactive timelines, archival videos and downloadable historic front pages through our lenses of historical connections, media literacy and civics. Comprehensive…See More
Aug 22
Frank W. Baker added 2 discussions to the group Magazines
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Frank W. Baker added 2 discussions to the group Teach with Moving Images
Aug 21
Frank W. Baker added a discussion to the group Fashion & Education
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VOGUE Magazine: Then & Now

The conversation that follows the release of each new issue of Vogue is often less about what’s inside its pages than it is about what — or who — is on its cover. Here, …See More
Aug 21
Kelly Farrow joined Dana Huff's group
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Technology Integration and Technology Education

A group for MC Poppers who teach technology or help others integrate technology into their own lessons.See More
Aug 20
Frank W. Baker added a discussion to the group Art & Visual Cultures
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VIDEO: Elements of Art- LINE

From KQED's Art School website:  Brush up on your visual literacy as we breakdown the wide variety of lines that artists use. Through the lens of the self-portrait, we look at how line is a way for artists to express their individual style…See More
Aug 20
Kelly Farrow added a discussion to the group New Media & Technology
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HELP NEEDED: Bringing back StoryTubes

Hello! From 2008-2013, the StoryTubes contest was an outstanding forum to promote literacy with student-created two-minute video book trailers. Open to students in grades K-12 anywhere in the world, StoryTubes got kids excited about reading, media creation, and voting for their favorite submissions. In 2014, the contest lost its funding and tech support. This is a sad loss, especially for students as StoryTubes provided a fun and highly motivational outlet for kids of all reading and technology…See More
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Films on Media Literacy? 5 Replies

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Need help from Content Area Teachers!

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