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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Frank W. Baker added a discussion to the group Advertising
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The Branded Alphabet (Revised)

During the advertising section of my media literacy workshops, I include an activity that seems to resonate with teachers and students alike.  It's a game based on the Branded Alphabet artwork created by Heidi Cody.  Participants are…See More
11 hours ago
Mark Anthony Gonsalves is now a member of Making Curriculum Pop
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Frank W. Baker added a discussion to the group Teach with Moving Images
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RESOURCES: 25 Resources For Teaching With Movies And Film

Whether you’re a student looking to get into the film industry or a teacher looking for reference points to help your pupils, you’ll need all the online resources you can find.To make things a little easier for you, the film section of Tuppence…See More
Tuesday
Patricia Morgan is now a member of Making Curriculum Pop
Monday
Ryan Goble added a discussion to the group Making Shakespeare Pop!
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PROGRAM: Barbershop Shakespeare?!?

From Fast Company's MOST CREATIVE PEOPLE 2015 issue...FOR INVITING THE BARD INTO THE BARBERSHOP. WEBSITETWITTERTHE PROBLEMOne spring afternoon…See More
Monday
Ryan Goble added a discussion to the group New Media & Technology
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APP: Kids & Game Design - Hopscotch

From Fast Company's MOST CREATIVE PEOPLE 2015 issue....Jocelyn LeavittCOFOUNDER, HOPSCOTCHFOR TURNING KIDS INTO GAME DESIGNERS.WEBSITETWITTERTired of watching children "mindlessly consuming"…See More
Monday
Ryan Goble added a discussion to the group Technology Integration and Technology Education
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APP: Kids & Game Design - Hopscotch

From Fast Company's MOST CREATIVE PEOPLE 2015 issue....Jocelyn LeavittCOFOUNDER, HOPSCOTCHFOR TURNING KIDS INTO GAME DESIGNERS.WEBSITETWITTERTired of watching children "mindlessly consuming"…See More
Monday
Ryan Goble added a discussion to the group Gaming
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APP: Kids & Game Design - Hopscotch

From Fast Company's MOST CREATIVE PEOPLE 2015 issue....Jocelyn LeavittCOFOUNDER, HOPSCOTCHFOR TURNING KIDS INTO GAME DESIGNERS.WEBSITETWITTERTired of watching children "mindlessly consuming"…See More
Monday
Ryan Goble added a discussion to the group Elementary Educators
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APP: Kids & Game Design - Hopscotch

From Fast Company's MOST CREATIVE PEOPLE 2015 issue....Jocelyn LeavittCOFOUNDER, HOPSCOTCHFOR TURNING KIDS INTO GAME DESIGNERS.WEBSITETWITTERTired of watching children "mindlessly consuming"…See More
Monday
Frank W. Baker added a discussion to the group Teach with Moving Images
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TV SERIES: Comedians Parody Historical Documentary

Can you handle the truth? We hope so, because Fred Armisen, Bill Hader and Seth Meyers are getting the band back together for Documentary Now!, a new IFC show kicking off Thurs, Aug 20 at 10p.Starring Fred and Bill the six-episode series will cover topics like the journalists who travel to Mexico to investigate drug cartels, an indifferent ‘70s rock band, a look at Iceland’s annual Al Capone Festival, a dramatic exposé on the world’s first…See More
May 16
Frank W. Baker added 2 discussions to the group US History
May 14
Profile IconMarguerite, Melissa Brinker and Yvonne Mortello joined Making Curriculum Pop
May 12
Melissa Brinker joined Ryan Goble's group
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Graphic Novels & Comics

For people interested in discussing comics in the classroom!
May 12
Frank W. Baker added a discussion to the group Teach with Moving Images
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George Lucas Celebrated In New Booklet

Whether it’s Star Wars, Indy or any of the ever expanding universe that keeps our favourite films alive, there’s always been one man standing quietly in the background, stroking his beard, making magic- George Lucas.…See More
May 11
Dan Bustillos is now a member of Making Curriculum Pop
May 11
Ellen S. Smith joined Ryan Goble's group
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British Literature (sans Shakespeare)

Yes, the sun may no longer set on the great Empire but so many schools still teach their literature.
May 9
Kelly Farrow replied to Stergios Botzakis's discussion Tomboy in the group Graphic Novels & Comics
"Me again! I also just read this one and also loved it. While I totally get the honesty with which Prince depicted some of the situations and language in the book, I REALLY wish it was elementary-school appropriate so my students could read it. I…"
May 9
Kelly Farrow replied to Stergios Botzakis's discussion El Deafo in the group Graphic Novels & Comics
"Thanks for the great review. I LOVED this book and was so absorbed in it while I was reading it. Can't wait to share it w/ my students, who will eat it up the way they've devoured Telgemeier's books. I thought it was interesting in…"
May 9
Ryan Goble added a discussion to the group Graphic Novels & Comics
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REVIEW: Woody Guthrie: And the Dust Bowl Ballads

Nick Hayes, author of the The Rime of the Modern Mariner is one of my fav. graphic novelests. The UK author takes on the Guthre and the Dustbowl in his new book …See More
May 8
Ryan Goble added a discussion to the group Technology Integration and Technology Education
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ORGANIZATIONS: Dedicated to Tech Ed

The following list of programs comes from a Fast Company Article titled "CAN INTEL SOLVE TECH'S DIVERSITY PROBLEM?"CALLING IN THE PLUMBERSThese organizations are trying to repair leaks in the tech pipeline at…See More
May 8

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Seeking Essay Contributions

Started by Amy in General Discussion Apr 19, 2014.

Films on Media Literacy? 5 Replies

Started by Natasha Casey in About the MC POP NING!. Last reply by Natasha Casey Feb 5, 2014.

Need help from Content Area Teachers!

Started by Sarah Mulhern Gross in General Discussion Jul 11, 2013.

 
 
 

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