You CANNOT address pop culture in the classroom without embracing the web and everything new media. One of the best resources I’ve found so far is Classroom 2.0. This is a social network for those interested in Web 2.0 and Social Media in education. It is a free, user supported network that offers everything you’ll need to embrace web 2.0 in your classroom whether you are a seasoned user or a beginner. One of their most valuable resources is their schedule of online events.
If you’re going to take the dive you might as well go in deep. The Edublogger