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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Ryan Goble added a discussion to the group Math Educators!
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ARTICLE: How Poetry and Math Intersect

April is both National Poetry Month and Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month, so a few years ago science writer Stephen Ornes dubbed it Math Poetry Month. If the words “math” and…See More
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Ryan Goble added a discussion to the group Poets & Writers
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ARTICLE: How Poetry and Math Intersect

April is both National Poetry Month and Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month, so a few years ago science writer Stephen Ornes dubbed it Math Poetry Month. If the words “math” and…See More
11 hours ago
Ryan Goble added a discussion to the group High School English Teachers Rock!
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ARTICLE: How Poetry and Math Intersect

April is both National Poetry Month and Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month, so a few years ago science writer Stephen Ornes dubbed it Math Poetry Month. If the words “math” and…See More
11 hours ago
Renee Mercurio joined Ryan Goble's group
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Foreign Films for the Classroom - Non English

Looking for foreign films that will make your curriculum pop? Come here to share ideas.See More
Tuesday
Renee Mercurio joined Ryan Goble's group
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Modern Languages & ELL

French, German, Mandarin, Arabic, ELL - this is the group for you if your teaching teaching folks second languages. The photo is of Larry and Balki from the 80s sitcom "Perfect Strangers"
Tuesday
Linda Urban joined Ryan Goble's group
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Music

From rock to hip-hop this is the place for teachers who use fresh soundz to make their curriculum pop!
Tuesday
Ryan Goble added a discussion to the group Math Educators!
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DATA VIS CATALOGS

Nice little collection ... Yuri Engelhardt (@YuriEngelhardt)4/22/18, 12:44 PMData Visualization Type CatalogsClassic datavizcatalogue.comThorough datavizproject.comR r-graph-gallery.comPython…See More
Monday
Ryan Goble added a discussion to the group Science Teachers
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RESOURCES: Understanding Food and Climate Change - An Interactive Guide

This is pasted from an e-mail...The Center for Ecoliteracy has released a new suite of free digital resources that explore the connections between food and climate change. Understanding Food and Climate Change: An Interactive Guide uses text, video, photography, and interactive experiences to help educators, students, and advocates learn how food and climate interact and how personal…See More
Apr 20
Ryan Goble added a discussion to the group P.E., Health & Wellness Education
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RESOURCES: Understanding Food and Climate Change - An Interactive Guide

This is pasted from an e-mail...The Center for Ecoliteracy has released a new suite of free digital resources that explore the connections between food and climate change. Understanding Food and Climate Change: An Interactive Guide uses text, video, photography, and interactive experiences to help educators, students, and advocates learn how food and climate interact and how personal…See More
Apr 20
Ryan Goble added a discussion to the group Sustainable/Green Education
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RESOURCES: Understanding Food and Climate Change: An Interactive Guide

This is pasted from an e-mail...The Center for Ecoliteracy has released a new suite of free digital resources that explore the connections between food and climate change. Understanding Food and Climate Change: An Interactive Guide uses text, video, photography, and interactive experiences to help educators, students, and advocates learn how food and climate interact and how personal…See More
Apr 20
Jennifer Schwentker joined Ryan Goble's group
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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
Apr 19
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Bridget MacDonald posted photos
Apr 18
Jennifer Schwentker joined Adriana Lopez-Garcia's group
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AP English

Group where AP English teachers can share new ideas, ask questions or discuss.
Apr 18
Ryan Goble added 3 discussions to the group Math Educators!
Apr 18
Profile IconDanny Reed, Bridget MacDonald, Rachel Twa and 2 more joined Making Curriculum Pop
Apr 18
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Apr 16
DeVante Allen joined Ryan Goble's group
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Identity: Gender, Race, Sex, SES & Power

How do you teach about identity, gender, race sexuality and related topics using popular culture?See More
Apr 10
DeVante Allen joined Anne Williams's group
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International Teachers

A group for teachers who are working outside of the U..S.
Apr 10
DeVante Allen joined Pam Goble's group
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Adolescent Films

Keeping current or looking at teen films that are memorable and can be used to understand adolescents are posted here. We examine teen film in our YA Lit class, YA Genre Class, Adolescent Development Class and Middle School Curriculum Class.See More
Apr 10

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Philosophy & Plato

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Learning Experience Organizer Reflection

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Posted by Kirsten Sue on January 10, 2017 at 8:29am

Organic Fertilizer Options

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