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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Profile IconHW, Cecilia Ferradino, Natalie and 14 more joined Making Curriculum Pop
Thursday
Frank W. Baker posted a blog post

Pop Literacy Webinar, Archived

  I was one of the panelists on today's "Pop Literacy" Webinar (December 6) sponsored by School Library Journal and ISTE. The program was full of ideas, resources and recommendations. You can listen to the archive…See More
Tuesday
Frank W. Baker replied to Ryan Goble's discussion Collection: Top 100 Of The Most Influential Photos Of All Time in the group Art & Visual Cultures
"TIME Magazine features this topic in its recent issue; as a book of the same name, and as an interactive web site."
Dec 2
Frank W. Baker replied to Ryan Goble's discussion Collection: Top 100 Of The Most Influential Photos Of All Time in the group High School English Teachers Rock!
"TIME Magazine features this topic in its recent issue; as a book of the same name, and as an interactive web site."
Dec 2
Frank W. Baker replied to Ryan Goble's discussion Collection: Top 100 Of The Most Influential Photos Of All Time in the group US History
"TIME Magazine features this topic in its recent issue; as a book of the same name, and as an interactive web site."
Dec 2
Frank W. Baker replied to Ryan Goble's discussion Collection: Top 100 Of The Most Influential Photos Of All Time in the group World Literature
"TIME Magazine features this topic in its recent issue; as a book of the same name, and as an interactive web site."
Dec 2
Frank W. Baker replied to Ryan Goble's discussion Collection: Top 100 Of The Most Influential Photos Of All Time in the group Media Education/Literacy
"TIME Magazine features this topic in its recent issue; as a book of the same name, and as an interactive web site."
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VIDEO: How to recognize a dystopia

How to recognize a dystopia - Alex GendlerAnimation by TED-EdThe genre of dystopia – the ‘not good place’– has captured the imaginations of artists and audiences alike for centuries. But why do we bother with all this pessimism? Alex Gendler explains how dystopias act as cautionary tales – not about some particular government or technology, but the…See More
Nov 28
Anne F Moreno commented on Roberta Seret's blog post New YA historical novel
"Historical fiction helps a young person to appreciate the bigger questions that arise from the record of our past. The beauty of the novel is that it has imagination rather than fact at its base. Children can read several conflicting stories about…"
Nov 23
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Making Shakespeare Pop!

The most famous pop phenom is everywhere in modern culture & classrooms.See More
Nov 20
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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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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

Fun Palaces Free Online Comic Maker

Posted by Matt Finch on October 1, 2015 at 10:47am — 1 Comment

I used to think....and now I think....(Radio Version)

Posted by Mike Gange on September 12, 2015 at 5:42pm

 
 
 

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