Making Curriculum Pop

Frank W. Baker's Blog (75)

Pop Literacy Webinar, Archived

  I was one of the panelists on today's "Pop Literacy" Webinar (December 6) sponsored by School Library Journal and ISTE.



The program was full of ideas, resources and recommendations. You can listen to the archive…

Continue

Added by Frank W. Baker on December 6, 2016 at 3:46pm — No Comments

What role does pop culture play in inspiring girls in STEM?

 

Young people are exposed to too few positive female role models in science, Sai Pathmanathan, a science education consultant, writes in this opinion piece. She observes that many students love science and asks why more do not choose it as a career, reflecting…

Continue

Added by Frank W. Baker on May 9, 2014 at 2:51pm — No Comments

Game of Thrones: Exhibition

It's making its way around North America.  The 2014 exhibition features nearly 100 original artifacts, costumes, weaponry, storyboards and more from seasons 1, 2 and 3, plus select pieces from the fourth season of the epic fantasy series. Details on exhibit locations and more on the GoT Facebook…

Continue

Added by Frank W. Baker on April 22, 2014 at 6:59pm — No Comments

Classic Educational TV Programs that Still Rock Today

Want to school your kids in some science and sociology? Why not go old school? Some of the educational shows that you grew up on are still just as excellent — and relevant — as they were back in the day.

Here are 10 educational programs from decades past, that are still totally worth watching today

Added by Frank W. Baker on November 16, 2012 at 7:11am — 1 Comment

Mankind Connected: A Global Teach In Live Webcast (November 8)

Mankind Connected: A Global Teach In

Live Webcast,

Thursday, November 8th, at 12pm EST/9am PST

Register

Today!




We have diverse cultures, varied traditions and we speak

many languages, yet across the globe people share two things in common: our past

and our future.



HISTORY® invites young people across the world to join us

for MANKIND CONNECTED: A Global Teach…

Continue

Added by Frank W. Baker on November 5, 2012 at 6:47am — No Comments

Pop Culture Criticism as 21st Century Skill

As part of the Digital Youth Network's professional development, DYN set out to explore how critical media literacy can help Chicago middle school students become responsible and savvy digital producers.

Added by Frank W. Baker on June 1, 2012 at 12:08pm — No Comments

Pepsi Unwraps ‘Pulse’ Digital Dashboard for Pop Culture

Pepsi Pulse, a social media-driven interactive dashboard for everything pop culture, went live Monday morning in preparation for PepsiCo’s new celebrity-infused “Live for Now” global ad campaign, premiering May 7.

The real-time platform (see above) lives at Pepsi.com and curates trending pop culture and entertainment news. You’ll also find original content, such as deals and celebrity challenges. The dashboard also highlights…

Continue

Added by Frank W. Baker on April 30, 2012 at 11:15am — No Comments

Lessons In Pop: Does Popular Culture Belong in The Classroom?

Well, I think we KNOW the answer to this question. But just the same, here is  a piece I came across  from INSTRUCTOR Magazine, November/December 2011 issue.

Added by Frank W. Baker on March 31, 2012 at 11:24am — No Comments

Upcoming Webinars: Pop Culture; To Kill A Mockingbird

Media educator Frank Baker is pleased to announce that he will host two Fall 2012 webinars for the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).  Please feel free to share this information:



October 2    Using Popular Culture & The Media to Teach 21st Century Media Literacy Skills

Description and registration info at:…

Continue

Added by Frank W. Baker on March 28, 2012 at 8:07am — No Comments

October is anti-bullying month and celebrities want to discuss it with your students live!

Seth Godin’s doing it. Chicken Soup for the Soul’s Mark Victor Hansen’s doing it. Countless Nickelodeon and Disney Channel Stars are doing it.



If you're a teacher in Hollywood, you might not be someone who is interested in doing it, but for those who don't run across celebrities everyday, here's an opportunity to bring one right into your classroom. It doesn't cost a dime or take a lot of work… Continue

Added by Frank W. Baker on October 1, 2011 at 5:26pm — No Comments

Pop Culture Sex Ed: What Media Teaches Kids About Sexual Health

With the explosion of the internet, it's easy to overlook the influence of other popular culture channels, but it's clear they still matter. Television continues to be the most common medium and platform for viewing content -- a Kaiser Family Foundation study found that TV makes up the largest chunk of adolescents' media use, 4.5 hours out of a total 11 hours media time each day. The other 6.5 hours are spent on the internet. In… Continue

Added by Frank W. Baker on May 10, 2011 at 8:08am — No Comments

What educators can learn from comedians

School technology-integration specialist Andrew Marcinek draws parallels in this blog post between creating an entertaining comedy act and innovating in the classroom. From the process of developing a new idea to use with students to honing and updating one's classroom performance, Marcinek encourages… Continue

Added by Frank W. Baker on April 29, 2011 at 6:41pm — No Comments

BOOK: Rethinking Popular Culture and Media

Rethinking Popular Culture and Media is a provocative collection of articles that begins with the idea that the “popular” in classrooms and in the everyday lives of teachers and students is fundamentally political. It features more than 45 articles, divided into 6…

Continue

Added by Frank W. Baker on April 1, 2011 at 2:44pm — No Comments

Helping Students Deal with News & Images of Disaster in Japan

Helping Students Deal with Images and News from Japan

by Frank W. Baker Copyright 2011 (Media Literacy Clearinghouse)





We are all overwhelmed by what we see in the news. For many of our students, taking the time to help them better understand those images and where they originate is another step toward visual and media literacy.



Images can be frightening and unsettling—on that we can all agree. For your students here are some questions that might help get a… Continue

Added by Frank W. Baker on March 14, 2011 at 2:47pm — No Comments

Helping Students Deal with Images and News from Japan

Helping Students Deal with Images and News from Japan

by Frank W. Baker copyright 2011 (Media Literacy Clearinghouse)



We are all overwhelmed by what we see in the news. For many of our students, taking the time to help them better understand those images and where they originate is another step toward visual and media literacy.



Images can be frightening and unsettling—on that we can all agree. For your students here are some questions that might help get a discussion… Continue

Added by Frank W. Baker on March 14, 2011 at 2:02pm — No Comments

Tips for Planning A Lesson Around Japan's Disasters

A New York Times blogger offers resources and lesson plans for teaching students about Friday's 8.9-magnitude earthquake and tsunami in Japan. The author has compiled past New York Times resources on tsunamis and earthquakes, along with links to Internet resources on the topics and information about Japanese history and culture. A separate post has a list of questions that can be used in discussions about… Continue

Added by Frank W. Baker on March 14, 2011 at 12:36pm — No Comments

Reality Central: Student Readings About Popular Culture

While attending a recent curriculum conference, I stumbled upon these books inside the conference exhibit hall. Pearson has… Continue

Added by Frank W. Baker on March 14, 2011 at 12:27pm — No Comments

PBS Frontline: Money and March Madness

EPISODE #/TITLE: #2910, "Money and March Madness"

DATE/TIME: Tue., 3/29/11, 2100-2200

NOTE: Check local listings for the exact date and time on your PBS station.

DESCRIPTION: FRONTLINE continues its new monthly magazine program with the lead story "Money and March Madness," an inside look at the multi-billion dollar business…

Continue

Added by Frank W. Baker on February 18, 2011 at 11:42am — No Comments

Pop culture courses popular with students

From Lady Gaga to Harry Potter, pop culture seems to be popping up in universities across the country

Added by Frank W. Baker on February 10, 2011 at 11:29am — No Comments

Teaching With The Super Bowl Ads

If you're not already aware of the web resource I maintain, Using Super Bowl Ads in the Classroom, I wanted to point you to the site. Among other things, it includes news articles to download; archives of previous year's ads; activities and lesson plans to use with students and more.   Frank W. Baker, Media Literacy Clearinghouse

Added by Frank W. Baker on January 25, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

Events

© 2020   Created by Ryan Goble.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service