Posts by Adam Renfro
Hacking Your Learning Path
To help students hack their learning paths, we will need to help them build a learning infrastructure and teach them how to manage their own learning.
Host a BYOOER Party! (15 Steps for an OER Launch)
The only science textbooks that we have in our schools that do not list Pluto as a planet are the ones printed before 1930.
Teching Out the Novice Writers
Most software editing apps are fraught with "feature creep," which become major distractions during the writing process.
Trending Reasons to Teach Social Media in Schools
Before kids wreck LinkedIn with their adolescent online social behaviors, let’s see if we can deliver some outstanding digital citizens to this medium.
LinkedIn at 14
Ultimately, a portfolio system should showcase a person's work and that showcasing should in turn help that person advance and achieve his or her goals. If that's the case, why not LinkedIn for students?
Start a Life Hacker Club at Your School
The life hacker club isn’t about getting students to do what we want them to do. It’s about us facilitating their dreams.
iAnnotate – Disrupting the Sound of Silence
Currently, over one million people worldwide use iAnnotate to read, edit and share documents on the go. This includes nearly 300,000 students and teachers who rely on iAnnotate in the classroom.
GOOOOOAAAAL(s Need to Be Tracked)
The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The second best time is today. The same is true for goals.
Fiber Made the Video Star
Video editing skills will no longer be the sole purview of AV departments. That would be like having a Pencil and Paper Department now for whenever students have the need to write something. Video skills will be an essential part of all communications. The video tools are free and ubiquitous, and bandwidth will no longer be a problem.
Creating A Classroom Marketplace
A marketplace gets artifacts . . . “things” . . . into the hands of people who need them and rewards the people who create them. The Classroom Marketplace works the same way, and it prepares students to reap the benefits of real-world marketplaces.