Out of School Literacies • What texts do students read in school and out of school?
Third Space • Third space can also be seen as a navigational space, a way of crossing and succeeding in different discourse communities (New London Group, 1996). • Third space is the bringing together of Discourses and knowledges as a productive scaffold for students to learn literacy practices.
Third Space (cont.) • Building bridges is a necessary part of what makes third space because it helps students see connections and contradictions between the ways they know the world and the ways others know the world.
Third Space Examples • Blogs • Wikis • Podcasts • Texting language • Avatars • What else….? Learn about your students’ out of school experiences • Example: Kindergarten—family stories, TV, church (mass). In school, instruction has elements of standing/sitting/choral reading.
Social Media • Teacher Tube • http://www.teachertube.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=123139
Social Media • http://mindshift.kqed.org/2011/08/50-reasons-to-invite-facebook-into-your-classroom/ • http://mindshift.kqed.org/2011/09/distractions-set-aside-facebook-as-a-study-tool/