Katrina Schwartz

Katrina Schwartz is a journalist based in San Francisco. She's worked at KPCC public radio in LA and has reported, produced and blogged on health, climate change and local news for KQED in San Francisco.

rss feed

Katrina Schwartz's Latest Posts

Can a Child’s Creativity and Persistence be Assessed by a Game?

Can a Child’s Creativity and Persistence be Assessed by a Game?

| December 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Researchers are looking into how well “stealth assessments” embedded in video games could help measure less tangible qualities like creativity and persistence.

Continue Reading

How ‘Deprogramming’ Kids From How to ‘Do School’ Could Improve Learning

How ‘Deprogramming’ Kids From How to ‘Do School’ Could Improve Learning

| December 15, 2014 | 35 Comments

Student know how to play school like it’s a game, but if teachers change the rules, they just might appreciate it.

Continue Reading

How Dissecting a Pencil Can Ignite Curiosity and Wonderment

How Dissecting a Pencil Can Ignite Curiosity and Wonderment

| December 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Researchers are studying how engaging in design thinking and tinkering can help kids feel they have agency over the lives and surroundings.

Continue Reading

How Rural Schools Paid for Students’ Home Internet to Transform Learning

How Rural Schools Paid for Students’ Home Internet to Transform Learning

| December 2, 2014 | 3 Comments

A rural Alabama school district made a significant investment in universal Internet access for students and breathed new life into a dying community.

Continue Reading

Take a Listen: How Mindfulness Could Benefit Your Teaching Practice

Take a Listen: How Mindfulness Could Benefit Your Teaching Practice

| November 29, 2014 | 1 Comment

Dig in a little deeper to how teachers and students are using mindfulness to stay focused and calm at school.

Continue Reading

Step by Step: Designing Personalized Learning Experiences For Students

Step by Step: Designing Personalized Learning Experiences For Students

| November 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Each student is unique and learns in different ways. There are many ways to use this diversity as a classroom strength.

Continue Reading

Some Struggles Teachers Face Using Games in the Classroom

Some Struggles Teachers Face Using Games in the Classroom

| November 24, 2014 | 3 Comments

Lack of time and administrative support are just some of the obstacles to using games in the classroom.

Continue Reading

Research Shows Gains in ST Math Use

Research Shows Gains in ST Math Use

| November 13, 2014 | 2 Comments

A study of elementary school students using ST Math shows positive results on California state tests.

Continue Reading

What Can Programmers and Writers Learn From One Another?

What Can Programmers and Writers Learn From One Another?

| November 11, 2014 | 23 Comments

Simple, elegant solutions work, no matter the discipline.

Continue Reading

How Digital Games Help Teachers Make Connections to Lessons and Students

How Digital Games Help Teachers Make Connections to Lessons and Students

| November 7, 2014 | 6 Comments

Teachers finding the most success are good at creatively connecting the game back to the curriculum, while allowing it to maintain the qualities of a good game.

Continue Reading