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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Moira Peckskamp is now a member of Making Curriculum Pop
1 hour ago
Frank W. Baker added a discussion to the group Media Education/Literacy
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TV Special: Curious How Sitcoms Are Made?

The Paley Center for Media presents "Now That’s Funny! On Set with TV’s Hottest Comedies: A Paley Center for Media Special,” airing on the CBS Television Network on Friday, December 26 at 8:00pm ET (check your local…See More
17 hours ago
Frank W. Baker added a discussion to the group Teach with Moving Images
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TV: Behind The Scenes of TV Sitcoms, TV Special

The Paley Center for Media presents "Now That’s Funny! On Set with TV’s Hottest Comedies: A Paley Center for Media Special,” airing on the CBS Television Network on Friday, December 26 at 8:00pm ET (check your local…See More
17 hours ago
Kelly Farrow replied to Frank W. Baker's discussion VIDEO: Dangers of The Internet, powerful 7 minute video in the group New Media & Technology
"While this isn't appropriate for elementary school (which I teach), I think for HS it could really be an interesting convo starter. I appreciate that it's not alarmIST but is instead very honest about data and stats that point to some…"
Friday
Kelly Farrow replied to Frank W. Baker's discussion VIDEOS: Writers Speak to Kids in the group Elementary Educators
"This is so awesome!! Could easily be used for helping teach kids to make inferences using videos, a skill covered on the PARCC exam (a new statewide test given in Illinois)."
Friday
Frank W. Baker added a discussion to the group Elementary Educators
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VIDEOS: Writers Speak to Kids

In this NBC Learn special collection, Writers Speak to Kids, children‘s book authors share their writing experiences to help students learn more about the craft and techniques of creative writing. See More
Thursday
Ryan Goble added a discussion to the group Graphic Novels & Comics
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COMICS: Science and Sustainability, Stuart McMillen

Interesting comics artist from Australia...Stuart McMillen used to know all the answers, but now he’s not so sure. Now armed with questions rather than answers, he shares his curiosity via comics about science, society and ecological sustainability.See all the comics @ …See More
Thursday
Ryan Goble added a discussion to the group Science Teachers
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COMICS: Science and Sustainability

Interesting comics artist from Australia...Stuart McMillen used to know all the answers, but now he’s not so sure. Now armed with questions rather than answers, he shares his curiosity via comics about science, society and ecological sustainability.See all the comics @ …See More
Thursday
Ryan Goble added a discussion to the group Sustainable/Green Education
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COMICS: Science and Sustainability

Interesting comics artist from Australia...Stuart McMillen used to know all the answers, but now he’s not so sure. Now armed with questions rather than answers, he shares his curiosity via comics about science, society and ecological sustainability.See all the comics @ …See More
Thursday
Ryan Goble added 2 discussions to the group Sports & Literacy
Wednesday
Ryan Goble added a discussion to the group US Education Policy
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OP-ED: Teacher: The day I knew for sure I was burned out

Ellie Herman became a teacher after working for for decades as a writer/producer for television shows such as “Desperate Housewives,” “Chicago Hope,” “Newhart,” etc., and as an author whose fiction has appeared in literary journals, among them The Massachusetts Review, The Missouri Review and the O.Henry Awards Collection. In 2007, she decided, “on an impulse,” she wrote, to become an English teacher and got a job at a South Los Angeles charter school that was 97 percent Latino and where 96…See More
Dec 16
Ryan Goble added 2 discussions to the group High School English Teachers Rock!
Dec 16
Frank W. Baker added a discussion to the group Art & Visual Cultures
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Resource: Centuries of Asian Art, Now Available On Your Phone

The Smithsonian's Islamic collection of the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery(comprising some 40,000 pieces) has now been digitized. The images will go online Jan. 1, making this boutique Smithsonian the first of the franchise to share its entire collection with a global audience. Read more here.See More
Dec 16
Ryan Goble added 2 discussions to the group Adolescent Literature
Dec 16
Frank W. Baker added a discussion to the group US History
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TV SERIES: The American Revolution (Mini-Series)

(from NYT) “The American Revolution”  isn’t great history programming, but it does teach us one thing: There are a lot of ways to help along an independence movement.The three-part program (two Monday, one Tuesday, check local listings) on the …See More
Dec 15
Ryan Goble added a discussion to the group Math Educators!
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ARTICLE: Does Common Core really mean teachers should teach differently?

FWIW I'm very on the side (even w/out consideration of the CCSS) that all teaching needs to be student-centered and inquiry based so the drill and kill in every subject loses many potentially brilliant thinkers...Read the whole blog at …See More
Dec 15
Ryan Goble replied to Ryan Goble's discussion RESEARCH: Science Shows Something Surprising About People Who Still Read Fiction in the group High School English Teachers Rock!
"I'm here for you AJSR! Always a pleasure to share. "
Dec 15
Anna J. Small Roseboro replied to Ryan Goble's discussion RESEARCH: Science Shows Something Surprising About People Who Still Read Fiction in the group High School English Teachers Rock!
"Thanks for sharing this one, Ryan.  Good to know that what we're doing is doing some good for the health of our students! "
Dec 15
Ryan Goble added a discussion to the group High School English Teachers Rock!
Dec 15
Ryan Goble added a discussion to the group World Literature
Dec 15

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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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