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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PROGRAM: Annual Presidential Primary Source Project (PPSP) is coming!

This was shared with my by author Frank Baker. Dear School Librarian Community,I’m proud to pass this along from the good people at Internet2!The National Park Service, U.S Presidential Libraries, and Museums, the Internet2 community, and cultural and historic organizations nationwide are proud to offer the annual Presidential Primary Source Project (PPSP)a href="http://k20.internet2.edu/presidents">…See More
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PROGRAM: Annual Presidential Primary Source Project (PPSP) is coming!

This was shared with my by author Frank Baker. Dear School Librarian Community,I’m proud to pass this along from the good people at Internet2!The National Park Service, U.S Presidential Libraries, and Museums, the Internet2 community, and cultural and historic organizations nationwide are proud to offer the annual Presidential Primary Source Project (PPSP)<…See More
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PROGRAM: Annual Presidential Primary Source Project (PPSP) is coming!

This was shared with my by author Frank Baker. Dear School Librarian Community,I’m proud to pass this along from the good people at Internet2!The National Park Service, U.S Presidential Libraries, and Museums, the Internet2 community, and cultural and historic organizations nationwide are proud to offer the annual Presidential Primary Source Project (PPSP)<…See More
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AUDIO: Studs Terkel Radio Archive is a wealth of American history in the making

Great Shakespeare themed podcast from On The Media ...SUMMARY:Although William Shakespeare's plays and poetry are among the most famous in the world, there are few records of his life. What scant documentary evidence exists paints Shakespeare as a litigious and pecuniary figure, a far cry from the sublime artiste. These issues, among others, have prompted readers of Shakespeare to doubt that the man from Stratford…See More
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Html: A Major Tool In Website Design And Development

It is internet world, and the conversion of PSD files into another format is the need of today's web development. There are number of web related services, those have significant value to produce your all time presence in World Wide Web. It allows you to increase the usability of the blog. Various conversions are taking place in web industry like PSD to HTML, PSD to XHTML etc. Whenever you think about to hire service of PSD to HTML conversion, it can be to consider the expert professional in…See More
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It's In The Script

The Sunday New York Times (1/8/17) includes screenplay excerpts from some of the Golden Globe nominated films and of course the same films are hoping to get Academy Award nominations. If you're seeking full scripts, there are two web sites that offer many: …See More
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Viewing Guide: Hidden Figures Film

Journeys in Film has produced this viewer's guide for the new release "Hidden Figures" which profiles and highlights the work of three African-American women during America's…See More
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Organic Fertilizer Options

Folk tradition says October 12 could be the day for northern gardeners to plant garlic as well as early October is a decent time to plant garlic in Mi. In the mild weather of a Michigan fall, the roots will start growing as well as the garlic may possibly send up a shoot. When the ground freezes garlic proceeds dormant, then be ready to start growing again previously early fall. By the second fall you always be able to dig up some nice garlic cloves.1:30. My children want Nutty Buddy's. You…See More
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Html: A Major Tool In Website Design And Development

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New YA historical novel

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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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