Making Curriculum Pop

Aug. 19, 2018 WIR: Math Comics, Aretha & Autotune, Mad Scientists and more...


Happy Sunday People!

Let’s rock a Week in Review!

FWIW, my fav find this week was OMG MATH COMIC COLLECTION: From MCPOPPer Marek Bennett. Even if you don’t teach math, this is a MUST SEE collection!

Please be sure to follow me on twitter ... and maybe like or RTing the cool twitter moment from earlier in the week.  Also, pls consider ➡ forwarding ➡ this WIR via e-mail to your cool educator friends or inviting them to the network via the INVITE tab! We're about 500 peeps away from having 10,000 members in the mix! Enjoy the sampler of resources dropping here @ #mcpop.

in Librarians aka Media Specialists
ARTICLE: Is it a school library or a bookstore?
IDEA: Hidden Book Rocks
STUDIES: Leisure Reading at an All-Time Low?

in High School English Teachers Rock!
PAPER: Empowering students as critical readers & writes in online spaces
TOON: Let them read (not an either or situation ☯️)
TOON: #SummerReading

in Special Educators
COMIC E-BOOK: Hummingbird Joy: A Book of All the Things that Make You #Happy
QUOTABLE TWEET by Laurie Halse Anderson
ARTICLE: Magical Kingdom of Learning (Comics & Special Ed)

in Econ, Gov & Biz
ARTICLE: How To Make A Civics Education Stick
VIDEO: How much did Adam Smith care about the Invisible Hand? via CBR

in Math Educators!
ARTICLE/VID: Five Ways To Shift Teaching Practice So Students Feel Less Math Anxious
AUDIO: Who Wrote That Beatles Song? This Algorithm Will Tell You
IDEA: Math Autobiographies
ARTICLE: Understanding why is focus of new Detroit math curriculum
INFOGRAPHICS: 1,000 years’ worth of data
ARTICLE: Make Your Daughter Practice Math. She’ll Thank You Later.

in Identity: Gender, Race, Sexuality & Power
VIDEO/RESEARCH: Finding a Voice in Predominantly White Institutions: A Longitudinal Study of Black Women Faculty Members

in Adolescent Lit
BOOK: Dogs of War

in Sustainable/Green Education
ARTICLE: The Department of Defense wants to protect itself from climate change threats it’s helping to spur
POET: An indigenous writer making poetry and climate change matter

in Science Teachers
EVENT: Case Study Teaching in Science Conference, September 21-22, 2018, in Buffalo, NY
COMIC: Mad Scientists
PODCAST: Are US Scientists Making the Upside-down in Chicagoland?

in American Literature
COMEDY: Fizgerald vs. Jarvanka
RADIO: Of Law and Literature (and Medicine)

in Music
THREAD: From Aretha 2 Autotune
RESEARCH: How empathy affects the way you process and enjoy music
NYT COLLECTION: Louder: Remembering Aretha Franklin

Also, the usual 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. If you know cool educators who might dig these resources or have resources to share at our online community - please forward to this e-mail to them and suggest they join MC POP. You can also use the handy INVITE tab at the top of the network to send them a formal invitation!

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

I look forward to chatting with everyone online!

Ryan R. Goble Ed.D.


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