So here’s a short game that I play on the first day with my graduate students in the education department. The idea is to identify as many pop culture references that one can. Students can enlist the help of their classmates. In my bingo world, the idea is to identify the entire board. How many do you know?
First, this a fun ice breaker. Secondly, my students can see who and what my middle school students are immersed in. The challenge for teachers is how to blend the diverse literacies to teach the content literacy that is required of secondary teachers.