Inspiring, informative, useful, or just plain fun tweets posted on Twitter over this past week … collected here to share with our blog readers.

This week in the wrap … we’re a little light on content this week after just coming off a slow start to the new year, but there are some great resources and reads here. We start with an in-depth look at what is happening now or may soon be emerging with Blockchain in education, followed by a deep look at policy needed to support the growth of Competence Based Education in K-12 and the policy. We have a nice piece on growing through failure as a teacher took her first shot at mastery learning in the flipped classroom. Was 2017 the breakthrough year for OER? EdSurge says yes (and I’m on board with that – so many schools, districts, states, etc., are adopting OER requirements). And how about a MOOC focused on the science of happiness?! Read on …
Report takes deep dive look at use cases, current state, etc., for Blockchain in Education:
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/bitstream/JRC108255/jrc108255_blockchain_in_education(1).pdf
Important Policy Paper from @CompetencyWorks – “Fit for Purpose: Taking the Long View on Systems Change and Policy to Support Competency Education” (in K-12)
https://www.inacol.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/CompetencyWorks-FitForPurpose-TakingTheLongView.pdf
OER Had Its Breakthrough in 2017. Next Year, It Will Become an Essential Teaching Tool
https://www.edsurge.com/news/2017-12-28-oer-had-its-breakthrough-in-2017-next-year-it-will-become-an-essential-teaching-tool
Can we have an honest conversation about phones in the classroom?

Can we have an honest conversation about phones in the classroom?

How I became a better teacher by monumentally failing at implementing flipped mastery

How I became a better teacher by monumentally failing at implementing flipped mastery

18 Exponential Changes We Can Expect in the Year Ahead
https://www.technologyreview.com/s/609868/18-exponential-changes-we-can-expect-in-the-year-ahead/#pq=lZWEg3
This MOOC Teaches the Science and Practice of Happiness

This MOOC Teaches the Science and Practice of Happiness

Analysis: Why School Districts Need a ‘Consumer Reports’ for Ed Tech (note: App Ed Review at https://appedreview.com/ is like a consumer reports for education app!):

Analysis: Why School Districts Need a ‘Consumer Reports’ for Ed Tech

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