This week we have Quinn Rollins (@JediKermit) who is the Social Studies Curriculum Specialist for Granite School District and author of the popular teaching book Play Like A Pirate, leading a discussion about Using Pop Culture in the Classroom. This should be a very fun and informative topic, especially with the popularity and excitement students have towards media. If you haven't already followed Quinn via Twitter (@JediKermit) you should probably do so because it will help you to better follow the chat.
As always, please be sure to include #UTedChat in your responses so everyone participating can see your thoughts and ideas.
Q1: This week is Teacher Appreciation Week…
#TeachMeYouDid uses Yoda to remind us to celebrate great teachers in our lives. Who has been a great teacher in your life?
Q2: What’s your favorite type of pop culture to use with students? TV, Comics, Movies, Music, Sports, Video Games, Fashion, Books, Magazines…
Q3: How do you use music with your students?
Q4: How do you reach into your students’ world and use THEIR pop culture?
Q5: What’s your favorite movie or TV show to use with students, and how do you use it?
Q6: We started with Yoda…which Star Wars character best describes your own approach to teaching the last month of school this year?
Quinn Rollins is the Social Studies Curriculum Specialist for Granite School District and author of the popular teaching book Play Like A Pirate: Engage Students with Toys, Games, and Comics. He describes himself as a History Teacher, Author, LEGO Builder, toymaker, comic book reader, doodler-in-meetings, defender of Aquaman, Jedi, Muppet fan, and Obsessive Compulsive Geek. #PlayLAP #TLAP #TeamAquaman
You can follow Quinn via Twitter at @JediKermit.