Dr. Knobel sent me a wonderful article that relates directly to online affinity spaces, fanfiction, and Rebecca Black's article on newlits.org. I incorporated some of the ideas into my wiki and just wanted to share the article with all of you. It's really interesting because it shows you how beneficial participatory cultures can be on the children that we teach. It intrigues me more to try fanfiction writing in my classroom. I'm just not sure if the children I teach (3rd graders) are too young.
Here's the article:
Let me know what you think!