One of the primary goals, as I work with educational clients to select and integrate technology in the classroom, is finding new and exciting ways to engage students.
With that in mind, I am pleased to share an article from OnlineUniversities.com written by Mercedes Bell that talks about using pop culture to facilitate this engagement.
Here is a brief excerpt:
When you see a Lady Gaga music video, do you think of it as a teachable material for your classroom? Probably not. But for some visionary teachers, pop culture is a useful tool that can help get students interested and engaged in learning, and even offer resources for better understanding classroom material.
Here is the link to the full article: http://www.onlineuniversities.com/blog/2013/03/cool-teachers-guide-pop-culture-classroom/
I hope you find it to be of interest, as I did!
You can reach Mercedes at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mercedes: Thank you for sharing this with us!