As a father of two, I have to confess that I use the electronic nanny (TV) nearly each morning as my wife and I are getting ready for the day. What I am amazed at is the fact that a 2 and 5 year old can remain interested and learn…even some fairly complex subject matter at times! I found my self wondering if cartoons could work for students too.
Although pop culture references and YouTube videos can be excellent engagement techniques, beware the outdated reference. Joking about the Richmeister or Richinator will be hilarious for those 35 and older, but it may fall flat on younger audiences.