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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.

Going Hollywood in the Classroom

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In the Hollywood Model, someone has a vision for a project, a team is hired, work continues until the project is complete, and then everyone moves on to other projects. Technology is often the new workplace in the Hollywood Model. Managers function like movie directors with their talent being digital stars. The big question is, can we emulate this in the classroom?

Trending Reasons to Teach Social Media in Schools

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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

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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

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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

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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.

How to Learn ANYTHING in a Year

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Using this process, we can turn that worn-out derogatory teacher put-down on its head. Those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach. Those who do AND teach, Jedi.

GOOOOOAAAAL(s Need to Be Tracked)

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The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The second best time is today. The same is true for goals.

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