Making Curriculum Pop

Aug 24, 2018: YA Feminists, Gaslighting 101, Trump/Shakespeare, K-12 + College Collabs & More!!!


Happy Friday MCPOP Peeps!

Today is a BIG b-day for my lovely wife! The first Week in Review (WIR) resource is dedicated to her. She is a super Madonna fan. It is hard to wrap your head around Madonna being 60, right? The GIF on that post is awesome. If you know Nicole feel free to say "HBD" with some sorty of Madonna lyric, GIF or video on her page!

Of late, I've found that doing Twitter embeds here is one of the easiest and fastest ways to post resources. Give it a try in your groups! Of late I'll share / RT over at Twitter and then post said Tweet in the appripirate resource group here. Do consider followign the action over on Twitter as well. Also pls ➡ forwarding ➡ this WIR via e-mail to your cool educator friends or use the INVITE tab to bring them into the mix! 

Enough gibber jabber. Let's hit the resources!!!!

in Music
RETROSPECTIVE: 60 times Madonna changed our culture

in Elementary Educators
RADIO: In Sesame's New Show, To Play Is To Learn

The News: Teaching With and About it
HOW TO: Use The NYT Learning Network

in Identity: Gender, Race, Sexuality & Power
ARTICLE: How Sexism Follows Women From the Cradle to the Workplace

in Sports & Literacy
DOC: Ted Williams: “The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived”

in Graphic Novels & Comics
REVIEW: Be Your Own Backing Band
GRAPHIC NOVEL: The Odyssey by Homer / Gareth Hinds
REVIEW: The Dragon Slayer

in US History
AUDIO: Some states expand, enrich civics lessons
TED ED VID: The breathtaking courage of Harriet Tubman
PODCAST: "Behind the Lies My Teacher Told Me"
TOOL: Most Ambitious Overview of Map Making Ever

in New Media & Technology
TOOL: Turn your syllabus into a living and breathing document w/@hypothes_is
ARTICLE: Google tracks your movements, like it or not
ARTICLE: The Data That Turned the World Upside Down (Cambridge Analytica, Facebook & 2016)
ARTICLE: Digital Text is Changing How Kids Read—Just Not in the Way That You Think

in Poets & Writers
CHART: Words to use more often
CONTEST: New National Poetry Month Poster Contest
POEM: Armfuls of Poetry, Drops of Sunshine by Thich Nhat Hanh

In Adolescent Literature
EJ ARTICLE: The Future Is Female: Bad-Ass Feminists in YA

in Science Teachers
COMIC: Zebra Finch, Music & Brain Plasticity

in Psychology, Sociology & Anthropology
TOON: Gaslighting 101
TED ED VID: How can you change someone's mind? (hint: facts aren't always enough)

in World History
COOL LETTERS: Receive one historic letter every week
TED-ED VID: What really happened to the Library of Alexandria?
PROGRAM: Get College Students to Work on History Simulations with your Students!

in US Education Policy
VIDEO: UVA Law Professor Breaks Down School Desegregation
STUDY: Pressuring schools to raise test scores got diminishing returns, new study of No Child Left Behind finds
RADIO: At Some Chicago-Area Schools, It’s The Students Who Decide If There Is Homework (4min)

in Making Shakespeare Pop!
ALLUSION: Trump, Shakespeare, Richard III & Caesar

Also, the usual (plus one NEW) reminders...

1. Consider retweeting some of the resources shared here at MC POP by following the Mindblue twitter feed. I tweet stuff from our broadcasts and re-tweet resources from other folks that falls under our #MCPs hashtag. A lot of the stuff shared there is worthy of group discussion posts here at MC POP, and some of them have been added to special interest groups but, alas, there are only so many hours in a day. Twitter is the fastest way to share.

2. If you have a question you want broadcast on a Crowdsource Tuesday you can always CLICK HERE to find out how to best post a question for our 9,500+ members to consider!

3. If you know of a cool website, resource, article or have a project to share - please use the group discussion forums to hip us to things that "make curriculum pop." Everyone loves to hear what you're using/doing. Sharing these things is what makes MC POP a rich and dynamic social network.

4. BLOGGING IN SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS is something anyone here at MC POP can do. Stergios Botzakis and Aussie blogger Susan Stephenson are great models. While they actually run their own blogs you don't need to have a standing online publication; you can simply develop your ideas or share your work in one of the special interest group discussion forums and, if it is showcase worthy, I'll share it on a Blog & Cog Monday!

5. You can join special interest groups to get in on the day-to-day resources and discussion here at MC POP. After you click on a group the upper right hand corner has a little "+ JOIN GROUP X" option. Click on that and you're a part of the club!

6. NEW!If you haven't had a chance to check out the #MCPOP book or have and really enjoy it, you can pick it up at Amazon or write a review there. You can also ⬇️download ⬇️ an execllent (and totes free) PLC study guide and example Learning Experience Organizers filled out by students from Free Spirit Press HERE.

Thanks, as always, for being a part of our super cool community!

I look forward to chatting with everyone online!


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