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

Welcome! 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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RESEARCH: ‘Hyperalarming’ study shows massive insect loss

“If the tropical forests go it will be yet another catastrophic failure of the whole Earth system,” he said, “that will feed back on human beings in an almost unimaginable way.” #climatechange #mcpop #scichat cc:…See More
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ARTICLE: Student inventors tackle concussions

This year my students got to wrestle with an issue that matters to them: concussion prevention. They were inspired by one of their friends who had recently suffered the effects of a concussion. We made this problem the focal point of our project for Samsung's Solve for Tomorrow contest. The result: a sensor for football helmets that can help detect the signs of potential concussions.Student inventors tackle concussions https://t.co/Y0CUiZ2YSb…See More
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ARTICLE: Stop Dehumanizing Us - NFL Star Turns on Fantasy Football

This #NFL running back doesn’t want to hear about your fantasy picks. https://t.co/dpMmnaFJGk— OZY (@ozy) October 16, 2018See More
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IDEAS: Elementary Math teacher creates art with Post-It Notes

Pennywise in Post-Its. Kentucky teacher uses 5,982 notes to create spooky art, impart lessons. (+ video of how he does it) https://t.co/od80ZRVNe2 @vhspears pic.twitter.com/q4vaWC5rbV— Lexington Herald-Leader (@heraldleader) October 15, 2018See More
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INTENSE: The Information Terrorists Trying to Reshape America

This article is written by Molly McKew - her web presense is limited for reasons that should be obvious if you read this article. That said, her Twitter feed is great and her Senate Testimony from September 14, 2017 to the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe U.S. Helsinki Commission is deeply informative:…See More
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Blog Posts

Philosophy & Plato

Posted by Alii Farrell on January 9, 2018 at 10:07am

Learning Experience Organizer Reflection

Posted by Kari Suhanosky on February 26, 2017 at 7:03pm — 2 Comments

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

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PLAYLIST: Text Reflection/Journal LEO© 5 Replies

Started by Ryan Goble in About the MC POP NING!. Last reply by Ryan Goble Sep 23.

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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