Making Curriculum Pop

Oct. 4, 2018 WIR: Doodling 2 Learn, Accurate World Maps, Origami + STEM, catching #deepfakes & much more

I hope this Thursday finds everyone here @ #MCPOP thriving,

Usually, our week-in-reviews are a mix of resources from a wide range of disciplines. Sometimes, while I'm compiling stuff one group / discipline gets so big that it deserves its own WIR. This week finds us with an exciting collection from our art & visual cultures group. Why visual cultures? Well, these days "art" is a much more inclusive and interdisciplinary field than what we used to think of as "art" or "fine art."

When a group of teachers in my district took the "Literacies in the Wild" NYC adventure last year (also see the program from that event), one of the people we were lucky enough to meet with with was Eunji Lee, a doctoral candidate and instructor in Art & Art Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. In this picture you can see how she breaks down the the field we used to think of as "art" into to a more interdisciplinary field exploring visual cultures, material studies, cultural studies, art education, and social justice.

The point? Our visual cultures group has something for everybody. Here is this week's WIR Tweet. Please RT if you are so inclined.

But don't wait - feast your eyes on this collection of visual teaching ideas and resources to #mcpop.

in Art & Visual Cultures

RESEARCH: Doodling Makes Learning More Sticky for Students

TV AMERICAN MASTERS: Eva Hesse, Elizabeth Murray, Andrew Wyeth and Jean-Michel Basquiat

ARCHIVAL VIDEO: CBS News on Keith Haring

COLLECTION: Incredible Animations & Image Transcend Language TED talk by Christoph Niemann

TOON: On Museum Artifacts

ARTIST: Isaac Cordal Climate Change Art

RESEARCH: Doodling Makes Learning More Sticky for Students

TOON: How to be an artist in 3 steps

CONTEST: Draw for Human Rights - UN Drawing Contest!

ESSAY IN PICTURES: Neil Gamian on Libraries

IDEA: What Can We Paint on Lockers to promote Literacy?

IMAGES: Dozens of M.C. Escher Prints Now Digitized

MAP: Japanese Designers May Have Created the Most Accurate Map of Our World

ARCHIVE:Downloads from the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Digital Collections

COLLECTION/INTERVIEW: Mad Magazine Covers & The Fold-In Story

E-BOOK: Werner's Nomenclature of Colours by P. Syme redone from 1821 Version

TOOL: Virtual Tour of Hieronymus Bosch’s Masterpiece "The Garden of Earthly Delights”

TOON: LOL on Monet's 'Bridge over a Pond of Water Lilies'

IDEA: Paint Swatches, Diction & Word Choice

IDEA: Neuron Sidewalks

ARTICLE: Drawing Is the Best Way to Learn, Even If You’re No Leonardo Da Vinci

TOOL: The Defense Department has produced the first tools for catching #deepfakes

COLLECTION: 14 Self-Portraits by Pablo Picasso Show the Evolution of His Style

RADIO: The Joy of Text - The Art of Now

COLLECTION: If You Want to Be a Better Learner, Try Drawing (Even If You're Bad at It)


TOON: Always Posing for Pix

TOON: 'Jackson Pollock's Diaper'

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 (LEOs) 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!

Ryan R. Goble Ed.D.


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