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 IconAlexandria Molinaro, Hayley and Landon Seigler joined Making Curriculum Pop
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COLLECTION:Poetry for Tweens

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Ryan Goble added a discussion to the group Math Educators!
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STUDY: How Does a Mathematician's Brain Differ from That of a Mere Mortal?

Credit: Getty Images/Hemera (MARS)Alan Turing, Albert Einstein, Stephen Hawking, John Nash—these “beautiful” minds never fail to enchant the public, but they also remain somewhat elusive. How do some people progress from being able to perform basic arithmetic to grasping advanced mathematical concepts and thinking at levels of abstraction that baffle the rest of the population? Neuroscience has now begun to pin down whether the brain of a math wiz somehow takes conceptual thinking to another…See More
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For Advisory teachers who want to share lessons, strategies, advice, and conversation on the topic of Advisory on the middle school and high school level.
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William Zimmerman replied to Susan Stephenson, the Book Chook's discussion List of my Favourite Digital Storytelling Tools in the group New Media & Technology
"Very useful list, Susan.  Thank you for sharing. Perhaps on one of your other lists to encourage youngsters to write, there might be a place for our writing prompts blog, Somethingtowriteabout.com.  Please take a look when you have…"
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Susan Stephenson, the Book Chook added a discussion to the group New Media & Technology
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List of my Favourite Digital Storytelling Tools

I love to find useful ways for kids to create something with tech, especially if that something is a story or a creation of some kind. Recently I listed my favourite ways for kids to create some kind of digital story. Some are apps, some are software, some are websites - all they have in common is that they seem to…See More
Apr 15
Faith Rogow replied to Ryan Goble's discussion VIDEO: What the Film 'Inside Out' Can Teach Us About the Brain, the Mind and Ourselves in the group Media Education/Literacy
"The psychology might be interesting, and I agree that the idea is fresh and entertaining, but the portrayals slip into the same old stereotypes. Ask yourself why Joy is blonde and thin and Sadness is a short, squat female with glasses..."
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Ryan Goble added a discussion to the group Librarians aka Media Specialists
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AUDIO: If you don't know about Radio Diaries...

20 years ago today we launched Teenage Diaries on @NPR! Amanda Brand was the very first diarist #radiodiariesturns20 pic.twitter.com/DnMvma4J4T— Radio Diaries (@RadioDiaries) April 8, 2016See More
Apr 12
Ryan Goble added a discussion to the group Audio / Podcasts Rule
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AUDIO: If you don't know about Radio Diaries...

20 years ago today we launched Teenage Diaries on @NPR! Amanda Brand was the very first diarist #radiodiariesturns20 pic.twitter.com/DnMvma4J4T— Radio Diaries (@RadioDiaries) April 8, 2016See More
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Ryan Goble added a discussion to the group New Media & Technology
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AUDIO: If you don't know about Radio Diaries...

20 years ago today we launched Teenage Diaries on @NPR! Amanda Brand was the very first diarist #radiodiariesturns20 pic.twitter.com/DnMvma4J4T— Radio Diaries (@RadioDiaries) April 8, 2016See More
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Frank W. Baker added a discussion to the group Media Education/Literacy
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RESOURCE: Campaign 2016 Magazine Covers for Deconstruction

 With Campaign 2016 in full gear I have created another new resource and activity for your consideration and use. On this web page I have loaded a number of recent magazine covers featuring many of the candidates running…See More
Apr 12
MC Kiebel is now a member of Making Curriculum Pop
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Ryan Goble added a discussion to the group P.E., Health & Wellness Education
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GAMES: Three Games About Viruses That Teach Interconnectedness

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