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Adam Renfro

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Adam was a classroom English teacher for ten years and began teaching online in 1998. He now works for the North Carolina Virtual Public School, the 2nd largest virtual school in the nation. Adam has blogged for Getting Smart since September of 2011. Creatives can follow Adam on Tumblr at http://adamrenfro.tumblr.com/. You can also follow him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/AdamRenfro, and you can follow his Flipboard magazine Edu-Nation at http://flip.it/Apupn.

Edmodo – Making It Personal with 40+ Apps

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The Edmodo App Store has really allowed Edmodo to reach its full potential. With over 500 apps, all educators can find tools that impact the classroom.

Z-enders Game

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Gen Zs are resilient. Digital content and constant gaming have not only rewired their minds, it’s also led them to disregard “no-win scenarios.” This is the generation that cheats on the Kobayashi Maru test.

iAnnotate 3.0 on Sale in the App Store

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Annotators are people who get nervous and antsy when they’re reading any kind of text, and they don’t have a pen in their hands to mark it up with. Annotators don’t just consume, they devour. This is what we want from our students.

Hacking Your Learning Path

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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)

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The only science textbooks that we have in our schools that do not list Pluto as a planet are the ones printed before 1930.

Chem Cash: The Classroom Marketplace

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Student projects are typically made up of digital “artifacts” such as images, video clips, audio clips, regular text-type paragraphs, PowerPoint slides, and so on. Why not break out those individual artifacts and share them with other students who are working on the same project to make the work a collaborative effort?

Teching Out the Novice Writers

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Most software editing apps are fraught with "feature creep," which become major distractions during the writing process.

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