Monthly Archives: June 2013

Relevant Learning: Rugrats All Growed Up

by KellyAnn Bonnell, MA Let’s face it. The media knows America’s kids better than their educators do. They understand how important it is to be relevant to their viewer. Rugrats All Growed Up is a perfect example of this. Rugrats … Continue reading

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todayilearned: Classical sculptures dressed as hipsters look contemporary and totally badass

I have just discovered a whole new dimension to classical sculpture. If you dress the sculptures as hipsters it gives them an awesome new look. They become contemporary and totally badass. Needless to say, they look a lot more human. … Continue reading

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Wired Geek Mom: No Starch Press Manga Guides Make Science Fun

BY MARZIAH Have you ever read a textbook cover to cover? I’m in grad school. I’ve had to do it more than once. It usually requires massive amounts of caffeine and re-reading a lot of pages. Well, there’s some good news. … Continue reading

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Scholastic: Pop Culture in the Classroom

I’m not surprise they are a little behind the curve but at least Instructor magazine let fellow educator Nancy Mann Jackson present her ideas on how to engage middle school students using pop culture. Pop Culture in the Classroom Engage … Continue reading

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Wired: Mad Genius Buys Volcano, Transforms It Into Naked-Eye Observatory

BY ADAM ELDER James Turrell in front of Roden Crater, his monumental naked-eye observatory.“I’m very interested in how we perceive, because that’s how we construct the reality in which we live,” Turrell says, “and I like to tweak that a little … Continue reading

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Submission Guidelines

Pop Goes the Classroom was designed to be a community blog and we are always looking for submissions. . Have an article on pop culture integration that you’ve written that you’d like to see get out there? Run across an article … Continue reading

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Ed Source: Social and emotional learning gaining new focus under Common Core

Ed Source: Social and emotional learning gaining new focus under Common Core “We sometimes get push back from teachers, who say that ‘right now, my top priority is Common Core’, and we tell them that social and emotional learning is … Continue reading

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