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:
Important Policy Paper from @CompetencyWorks – “Fit for Purpose: Taking the Long View on Systems Change and Policy to Support Competency Education” (in K-12)
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?
How I became a better teacher by monumentally failing at implementing flipped mastery
18 Exponential Changes We Can Expect in the Year Ahead
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!):