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!

Echoing one of my educational heroes, Bill Cosby, 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 Making Drama POP!
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TV/RESOURCE: Peter Pan LIVE Study Guide

Get set to see your students’ imaginations soar asPeter Pan LIVE! flies into living rooms across the country in an all-new LIVE production of the magical Broadway musical, Thursday, December 4th, at 8/7c on NBC.…See More
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Super Bowl 2015: Who's Buying What

NBC will air the game on Feb. 1, 2015; Ad Age will chart every advertiser as soon as they have it confirmed. This year they're listing halftime ads, not just ads that run in between the refs' whistles to start and stop each half, but they'll mark them as such. Already there are some surprises in among the regular Super Bowl stalwarts. Bookmark their…See More
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Identity: Gender, Race, Sexuality & Other Tricky Stuff

How do you teach about identity, gender, race sexuality and related tricky topics using popular culture?
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History + Movies

Hollywood and Movies are the best way to immerse students in the emotions and settings of historical events.
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World History

Mongol is a rather violent film about Genghis Khan, but certainly we can use clips from films like this to make our history curriculum pop!
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American Literature

For teachers of American Lit who want to MC Pop! FYI: it is a still from the film adaptation of the Secret Life of Bees - that film is extra pop because it features singer/actors Alicia Keys, Queen Latifah and Jennifer Hudson!See More
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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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Ryan Goble replied to Ryan Goble's discussion VIDEO: Tip of the Hat to Toys R Us for Showing Us Nature Sucks (via Colbert) in the group Elementary Educators
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Jeana Rock replied to Ryan Goble's discussion VIDEO: Tip of the Hat to Toys R Us for Showing Us Nature Sucks (via Colbert) in the group Elementary Educators
"Do these advertisers ever have their ads vetted by a focus group?"
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Elementary Educators

Those of you teaching the K-5 can make your curriculum pop here.
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Science Teachers

For science teachers who want to make their curriculum pop!
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Ryan Goble commented on Linda Cuellar's blog post Service learning : creating media products for local non profits
"Linda, people don't really read the blogs :(  Maybe you could post in the Media Ed Groupwith a sample/ example so people can have a sense of the work and then visit your blog?"
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BOOK:Palestine Speaks: Narratives of Life Under Occupation

Pasting this e-mail ad from McSweeney's as it is an interesting POV we don't get much of in the US...View this email in your browserAVAILABLE NOW FROM VOICE OF WITNESS & MCSWEENEY'S BOOKSFor more than six decades, Israel and…See More
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Ryan Goble added a discussion to the group World History
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BOOK:Palestine Speaks: Narratives of Life Under Occupation

Pasting this e-mail ad from McSweeney's as it is an interesting POV we don't get much of in the US...View this email in your browser AVAILABLE NOW FROM VOICE OF WITNESS & MCSWEENEY'S BOOKS For more than six decades, Israel…See More
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Ryan Goble added 3 discussions to the group Science Teachers
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Ryan Goble added a discussion to the group Psychology/Sociology/Anthropology
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TED-ED VIDEO: The Great Brain Debate

The great brain debate - Ted AltschulerAnimation by Steve Belfer Creative Inc.Throughout history, scientists have proposed conflicting ideas on how the brain carries out functions like perception, memory, and movement. Is each of these tasks carried out by a specific area of the brain? Or do multiple areas work together to accomplish them? Ted…See More
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Ryan Goble added a discussion to the group Math Educators!
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TED-ED VIDEO: The mighty mathematics of the lever

The mighty mathematics of the lever - Andy Peterson and Zack PattersonAnimation by The Moving Company Animation StudioArchimedes once said “Give me a place to stand, and I shall move the Earth.” While the idea of a person moving such a huge mass on their own might sound impossible, chances are you’ve seen this idea in action at your local playground.…See More
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Films on Media Literacy? 5 Replies

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

Need help from Content Area Teachers!

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

 
 
 

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