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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EXHIBIT: Everything is Design

Everything Is Design: The Work of Paul Rand features more than 150 advertisements, posters, corporate brochures, and books by this master of American design. It was Rand who most creatively brought European avant-garde art movements such as…See More
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Librarians aka Media Specialists

Here is a space for librarians and media specialists to talk about their craft. On a related note, it was pretty hard to find an image - when I did a Google image search for librarians - well let me know what image you'd choose.See More
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Adolescent Literature

We examine books for young adults so we can better understand what makes them tick. Share your reads with us.
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RESOURCE: PIVOT's New Media Literacy Curriculum

As part of Pivot’s Eyes Wide Open digital and media literacy initiative, the National Association for Media Literacy Education has teamed up with the network to ensure that This Is Media is seen throughout classrooms nationwide to spark conversation about media, credibility,…See More
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Power Lunch: First COurse

Power Lunch: First Course is an interesting take on superheroes for younger readers. It stars a boy named Joey who is the new kid in school and looks a little bit like Clark Kent. He as strange dietary restrictions, and is only allowed to eat foods that are white. He meets and befriends Jerome,…See More
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BOOK Profiles Disney's Involvement in WWII Effort

Disney During World War II (Disney Editions, Nov. 2014) encompasses the full range of material created by the Disney studio during the war,…See More
Mar 18
Frank W. Baker added a discussion to the group US History
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Book: How Disney Helped the (WWII) War Effort

Disney During World War II (Disney Editions, Nov. 2014) encompasses the full range of material created by the Disney studio during the war,…See More
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Coming Together: Oral Histories from the Civil Rights Era

While studying the civil rights era in 20th century US history, high school students can read 40 short oral histories posted free on Plugger Publishing’s Coming Together website. By clicking on the names in the contents listing, students will find the…See More
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RESOURCE: Shakespeare on Screen

Explore the work of England's greatest playwright with INFO FILM's new assembly resource, looking specifically at how Romeo & Juliet has been interpreted on screen over the years.  Two resources: first …See More
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Seeking Essay Contributions

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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, 2014.

Need help from Content Area Teachers!

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

 
 
 

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