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From rock to hip-hop this is the place for teachers who use fresh soundz to make their curriculum pop!

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Popular Music and Education

Teaching with popular music is how my whole journey into teaching with popular culture began. I'm POSITIVE I learned more from Rolling Stone in high school than I did from any of my literature classes.

The first real Mindblue Production was this grant funded project where I worked with an intern to integrated the music, history and culture of Motown Records into the curriculum of a school outside of Detroit. Obviously, I'd love to plug the Blue Song Guides here (I'm allowed a few gratuitous plugs) but there are also tons of wonderful resources out there for us to share.

Please use this discussion forum to share cool projects, ideas and tunes that rock the classroom!

Thank you all for joining my favorite group!

Ryan:)

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RESEARCH: Music, Aging & Memory

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COLLECTION: Comparing Eras of Protest Music + David Byrne

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PROFILE: Head of Hip-Hop @ Harvard

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NEW MOVIE: What if there were no Beatles?

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Comment by Ryan Goble on September 23, 2009 at 8:41am
You might be interested in reading about UNESCO's call for an international Media Literacy Curriculum in the Media Education Discussion Forum - there's also an interesting blurb there about a French proposal to put warning labels on photoshopped models in magazines. Both articles were forwarded to me via Media Literacy Clearinghouse guru and MC Popper Frank Baker.

Enjoy! RRG:)
Comment by Ryan Goble on September 16, 2009 at 9:55am
Follow up on yesterday's Mr. Duey post - Mr. Duey is now in the MC POP mix! If you like his stuff or want to know more about this work send him a shout out via the Ning! Great to have you here Mr. D!
Comment by Ryan Goble on September 13, 2009 at 8:34pm
Marek - it has been collected in a very pop medium - thus totally pops - thanks for sharing!

Shelbie thank you too for sharing that site - you might also dig this old discussion post...

You collectively rule!!!

RRG:)
Comment by Marek Bennett on September 13, 2009 at 8:14pm
Hi, all! Glad to find this group...

I just re-activated the MUSIC blog for my classes here in NH:
http://www.marekbennett.com/music/
It's maybe a little un-pop for this network, focusing mainly on folk traditions and all-ages music, but I'll definitely use this network to add some pop spice now!
Comment by Shelbie Witte on September 13, 2009 at 7:39pm
One of my favorite Music to Literature resources is Lit Tunes, www.littunes.com . The site has lesson plans and a database of over 600 text to music connections.
Comment by Ryan Goble on September 13, 2009 at 5:46pm
Jonathan,

Hey man if you want to copy and paste some of your website (the rationale) into a discussion forum above and link out that would be really cool as your wonderful work would be good projects to NOT bury in the comments. As always great work with your MS crew! Thanks for sharing!
Comment by Johnathan Chase on September 13, 2009 at 3:13pm
Check out this musical learning activity that was inspired by President Obama's back-to-school speech ...

"My Education, My Future"
Comment by Ryan Goble on July 25, 2009 at 4:47pm
Music fans might get a kick out of this Mythbusters clip in the science group where Adam and Jamie use heavy metal singers and Ella Fitzgerald to discuss and test the myth that it is possible to break glass with he human voice.
Comment by Johnathan Chase on July 15, 2009 at 5:54am
Popular music and social studies media projects are finished, posted PSA videos created by public affairs students too...

2009 Student Media Projects
Comment by Ryan Goble on July 10, 2009 at 2:04pm
Lynn, that type of resource is great - you can just feel free to post it in the discussion forum above as that allows ideas and resources to be indexed and searched by those that join after us. Thanks for sharing. Ry:)
 

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