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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Tammy Huff joined Hilary Behrman's group
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Digital Storytelling

This is a group about making multidisciplinary connections with digital video narratives for a Web 2.0 audience.See More
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Ryan Goble added a discussion to the group Identity: Gender, Race, Sex, SES & Power
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TED-ED VIDEO: Rosalind Franklin - DNA's unsung hero

Rosalind Franklin: DNA's unsung hero - Cláudio L. GuerraAnimation by Chris BishopThe discovery of the structure of DNA was one of the most important scientific achievements in human history. The now-famous double helix is almost synonymous with Watson and Crick, two of the scientists who won the Nobel prize for figuring it out. But there’s another name…See More
Jul 19
Ryan Goble added a discussion to the group Science Teachers
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TED-ED VIDEO: Rosalind Franklin: DNA's unsung hero

Rosalind Franklin: DNA's unsung hero - Cláudio L. Guerra Animation by Chris Bishop The discovery of the structure of DNA was one of the most important scientific achievements in human history. The now-famous double helix is almost synonymous with Watson and Crick, two of the scientists who won the Nobel prize for figuring it out. But there’s another…See More
Jul 19
Ryan Goble added a discussion to the group Math Educators!
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RESEARCH: Ethnomathematics & Critical Issues in Culture and Mathematics Learning

Two interesting research articles from Academia.com - bookmarked by an MC POP member and written by an MC POP member! Whoop Whoop!Peter AppelbaumBookmarked by Michael Paul Goldenberg…See More
Jul 19
Ryan Goble added a discussion to the group World Literature
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RESEARCH: Graphic Novels Explore an (Un-)Holy Land

From Academia.comGraphic Novels Explore an (Un-)Holy LandIn recent years, graphic novels have staked a claim for cultural respectability, especially through their often-bold analysis of divisive social and political issues; for instance, in travelogues exploring today's Israel and Palestine.In recent years, graphic novels have staked a claim for cultural respectability, especially through…See More
Jul 19
Ryan Goble added a discussion to the group World History
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RESEARCH: Graphic Novels Explore an (Un-)Holy Land

From Academia.comGraphic Novels Explore an (Un-)Holy LandIn recent years, graphic novels have staked a claim for cultural respectability, especially through their often-bold analysis of divisive social and political issues; for instance, in travelogues exploring today's Israel and Palestine.In recent years, graphic novels have staked a claim for cultural respectability, especially through…See More
Jul 19
Ryan Goble added a discussion to the group Graphic Novels & Comics
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RESEARCH: Graphic Novels Explore an (Un-)Holy Land

From Academia.comGraphic Novels Explore an (Un-)Holy LandIn recent years, graphic novels have staked a claim for cultural respectability, especially through their often-bold analysis of divisive social and political issues; for instance, in travelogues exploring today's Israel and Palestine.In recent years, graphic novels have staked a claim for cultural respectability, especially through…See More
Jul 19
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Jul 12
Ryan Goble added a discussion to the group Teach with Moving Images
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ARTICLE: Don’t Look to the Movies to Learn About Disability

Don’t Look to the Movies to Learn About DisabilityThe next time you meet a disabled person, throw the films you’ve watched about them out the window and discuss film itself, free of ability……See More
Jul 11
Ryan Goble added a discussion to the group Special Educators
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ARTICLE: Don’t Look to the Movies to Learn About Disability

Don’t Look to the Movies to Learn About DisabilityThe next time you meet a disabled person, throw the films you’ve watched about them out the window and discuss film itself, free of ability……See More
Jul 11
Ryan Goble added a discussion to the group Modern Languages & ELL
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ARTICLE: Schools are under federal pressure to translate for immigrant parents

Schools are under federal pressure to translate for immigrant parentsA failure to communicate effectively with immigrant parents is a violation of their civil rights, considered discrimination based on national origin, which is prohibited by the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Without language services, non-English-speaking parents are considered to be…See More
Jul 6
Ryan Goble added a discussion to the group Identity: Gender, Race, Sex, SES & Power
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ARTICLE: "You Must Always Ask Yourself, Whose Story Am I Missing?"

From Teachers & Writers Magazine....."You Must Always Ask Yourself, Whose Story Am I Missing?"An Interview with Yaa Gyasi by Aaron Zimmerman. Gyasi's debut novel, Homegoing, was published June 7 by Knopf and is already one of the most talked-about books of the year. The book has an ambitious scope, beginning in West Africa in the late 1700s and following the bloodlines of two half-sisters until present day. Ta-Nehisi…See More
Jul 6
Ryan Goble added a discussion to the group Special Educators
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ARTICLE: Creating Inclusive Classrooms

From Teachers & Writers Magazine.....Creating Inclusive ClassroomsLissa Piercy shares ideas on how to reach as many students as possible in the classroom. A thoughtful list of new approaches in hopes that opening up more discussions of learning styles and strategies will encourage more teaching artists to get creative with how we teach. …See More
Jul 6
Ryan Goble added 2 discussions to the group Poets & Writers
Jul 6
Ryan Goble added a discussion to the group High School English Teachers Rock!
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ARTICLE: 4th Wave of Native American Fiction

I read this fascinating article in The Writer's Chronicle The Fourth Wave in Native American Fiction but it is very paywalled (I read the print edition). That said the author, Erika Wurth wrote a similar article "The Fourth Wave" in Waxwing…See More
Jul 4
Ryan Goble added a discussion to the group American Literature
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ARTICLE: 4th Wave of Native American Fiction

I read this fascinating article in The Writer's Chronicle The Fourth Wave in Native American Fiction but it is very paywalled (I read the print edition). That said the author, Erika Wurth wrote a similar article "The Fourth Wave" in Waxwing…See More
Jul 4
Ryan Goble added a discussion to the group Identity: Gender, Race, Sex, SES & Power
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ARTICLE: 4th Wave of Native American Fiction

I read this fascinating article in The Writer's Chronicle The Fourth Wave in Native American Fiction but it is very paywalled (I read the print edition). That said the author, Erika Wurth wrote a similar article "The Fourth Wave" in Waxwing…See More
Jul 4

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