Making Curriculum Pop

Nov 15, 2018 WIR: Post-It Math, Self Driving Cars, Beer Shortage, The Opioid Crisis & more

Happy Thursday #MCPOPPERS!

I hope you all had a chance to check out the makeover on the homepage and groups - it took some time, but was nice to freshen things up a bit round here!

Although most of the resources posted in discussions here are, by nature, interdisciplinary the next few WIRs will focus on disciplinary themes. This week is STEM, or STEAM if you are extra cool! If you are not a STEM teacher, there is still a lot to check out below. You can also email this resource sampler a  STEM teacher in your network that might want help to make their curriculum pop!

It was hard to pick a single highlight this week, but the elementary math teacher who goes Post-It crazy seems like someone we should all embrace!

On to the resource collection ...

in Math Educators!
TOON: Help you with your math homework?
ARTICLE: Using Twitter – A Plus for My Math Teaching
RESEARCH: How Close Are You Really? What do social network diagrams reveal via MIT
IDEAS: Elementary Math teacher creates art with Post-It Notes
ARTICLE: For Teachers Who Dread Math, Finding a Better Way
RESEARCH: What Neuroscience Can Tell Us About Making Fractions Stick
RESOURCE: Math Vision Project (via Utah)
VIDEO: How Kids Benefit From Learning To Explain Their Math Thinking
IDEAS: Sparking Curiosity For Fractions With Tasks That Feel Real to Students
CHART: 10 ways parents can nurture math at home
VIDEO: The Math Behind the NYT Election Needle

In ICT and Computing teachers
ARTICLE: Franken-algorithms - the deadly consequences of unpredictable code
LESSON IDEA: Snap Circuits Battle - A Two-Hour Tournament to Learn As Much As We Can About How Circuits Work
PROMPT FOR DISCUSSION: Programming the Self Driving Car
ARTICLE: Google Exposed User Data, Feared Repercussions of Disclosing to Public
CONTEST: Coding Challenges via @CodeMonkeySTU

in Science Teachers
FRAMING ISSUE: No, Scientists Are Not Smarter Than Non-Scientists
ARTICLE: The Mystery of Dark Matter
NYTLN COLLECTION: STEM Articles of the Day
ARTICLE: This hissing, bubbling Alaska lake is frightening scientists
ARTICLE: So many people have had their DNA sequenced that they've put other people's privacy in jeopardy
ARTICLE: The Teen Brain - How Schools Can Help Students Manage Emotions and Make Better Decisions
DOC: Science Fair (Nat Geo!)
PROJECT: STEM Literacy Through Infographics
ARTICLE: Student inventors tackle concussions

In PE, Health & Wellness
ARTICLE: Beyond Sex Ed - How To Talk To Teens About Love
ARTICLE: Why We Should Treat Mental Health Like Physical Health
TV/ PBS: Addiction Crisis from @novapbs
ARTICLE: Student inventors tackle concussions
ARTICLE: Teachers are first responders to the opioid crisis
INFOGRAPHIC: Different Types of Antibiotics

in Sustainable/Green Education
INFOGRAPHIC: When someone tells you, “The climate is always changing,” show them this
RESEARCH: Climate change might lead to a beer shortage, scientists say
DATA VIZ: How well have climate models projected global warming?
RESEARCH: ‘Hyperalarming’ study shows massive insect loss
CONTEST: Clean Tech Competition
SHORT DOC: Earthrise (the story of the first image captured of the Earth)
INFOGRAPHIC: 50 Things You Can Do To Help Wildlife
INTERVIEW: Obama on Climate Change via 'Years of Living Dangerously'
COOL ESSAY: “Wildness is part of the city, if you know how to look for it.”
REPORT: On the Importance of Keeping Warming @ 1.5° C via the IPCC

Please support the work here at #mcpop by sharing cool resources in discussion groups and retweeting our WIR! (click on the date to access the actual tweet)

Good vibes & many thanks for joining the discussion!



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