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 IconKathryn Tamms, Stella Abbinante and Megan Edmonds joined Making Curriculum Pop
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Stergios Botzakis added a discussion to the group US History
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Oregon Trail: The Road to Destiny

Oregon Trail: The Road to Destiny is the account of 11 year-old Rebecca Weston's family's trek across the USA from Baltimore to Oregon in 1848. It is chock full of historical details, family drama, sadness, triumph, trials, and tribulations. At the beginning when the family prepares for the journey, it feels much like the…See More
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Stergios Botzakis added a discussion to the group Graphic Novels & Comics
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Oregon Trail: The Road to Destiny

Oregon Trail: The Road to Destiny is the account of 11 year-old Rebecca Weston's family's trek across the USA from Baltimore to Oregon in 1848. It is chock full of historical details, family drama, sadness, triumph, trials, and tribulations. At the beginning when the family prepares for the journey, it feels much like the…See More
20 hours ago
Profile IconLynn Olsen, Rhonda Marro, Georgina Motter and 2 more joined Making Curriculum Pop
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Kelly Farrow replied to Ryan Goble's discussion TED-ED ANIMATION: How speaking multiple languages benefits the brain in the group Modern Languages & ELL
"This is great! She talked about your brain getting an extra workout when you add more languages. I can really relate to this!! I'm working on my fourth, but I'm running into a difficulty I wonder about, if it's common among…"
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Profile IconMike Palazzolo, Aeley and Outi Sunila joined Making Curriculum Pop
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Pauline 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!
Jun 29
Pauline joined Alan Brown's group
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Sports & Literacy

A group for anyone interested in connecting sports and literacy, academics and athletics.See More
Jun 29
Bruce Boehne updated their profile
Jun 29
Ryan Goble added a discussion to the group Sustainable/Green Education
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TED-ED ANIMATION: How plants tell time

How plants tell time - Dasha SavageAnimation by Avi OferMorning glories unfurl their petals like clockwork in the early morning. A closing white waterlily signals that it’s late afternoon. And moon flowers, as their name suggests, only bloom under the night sky. What gives plants this innate sense of time? Dasha Savage investigates how circadian rhythms…See More
Jun 27
Ryan Goble added a discussion to the group Modern Languages & ELL
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TED-ED ANIMATION: How speaking multiple languages benefits the brain

How speaking multiple languages benefits the brain - Mia NacamulliAnimation by TED-EdIt’s obvious that knowing more than one language can make certain things easier — like traveling or watching movies without subtitles. But are there other advantages to having a bilingual (or multilingual) brain? Mia Nacamulli details the three types of bilingual brains…See More
Jun 27
Sue Bober joined Ryan Goble's group
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Science Teachers

For science teachers who want to make their curriculum pop!
Jun 26
Sue Bober is now a member of Making Curriculum Pop
Jun 26
Ryan Goble added 2 discussions to the group Science Teachers
Jun 26
Ryan Goble added a discussion to the group P.E., Health & Wellness Education
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TED-ED Animation: What’s the big deal with gluten?

What’s the big deal with gluten? - William D. CheyAnimation by Stretch Films, Inc.If you've been to a restaurant in the last few years, you’ve likely seen the words gluten-free written somewhere on the menu. But what exactly is gluten, and why can’t some people process it? And why does it only seem to be a problem recently? William D. Chey unravels the…See More
Jun 26
Ryan Goble added a discussion to the group Math Educators!
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TED-ED ANIMATION: The math behind Michael Jordan’s legendary hang time

The math behind Michael Jordan’s legendary hang time - Andy Peterson and Zack PattersonAnimation by Oxbow CreativeMichael Jordan’s legendary slam dunk from the free throw line has been calculated at 0.92 seconds of pure hang time. But how many seconds could Jordan have gotten were he doing the same jump on Mars? Or Jupiter? Andy Peterson and Zack…See More
Jun 26
Ryan Goble added a discussion to the group Making Drama POP!
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TED-ED VIDEO: The battle of the Greek tragedies

The battle of the Greek tragedies - Melanie SirofAnimation by Andrew FoersterThe world of modern theater owes its roots to the tragedians of Ancient Greece. As far back as the 5th Century BCE, actors and playwrights were entertaining the masses with intriguing stories. Melanie Sirof unveils the ancient theatrical innovations that made the way for…See More
Jun 26
Ryan Goble added a discussion to the group World Literature
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TED-ED VIDEO: The battle of the Greek tragedies

The battle of the Greek tragedies - Melanie SirofAnimation by Andrew FoersterThe world of modern theater owes its roots to the tragedians of Ancient Greece. As far back as the 5th Century BCE, actors and playwrights were entertaining the masses with intriguing stories. Melanie Sirof unveils the ancient theatrical innovations that made the way for…See More
Jun 26
Patricia Emerson joined Ryan Goble's group
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Teach with Moving Images

Do you like teaching with movies? Like using TV and online films for teaching? Grab some popcorn and have a seat!See More
Jun 25
Patricia Emerson 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!
Jun 25

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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.

 
 
 

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