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.

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5 Essential Insights About Mobile Learning

5 Essential Insights About Mobile Learning

| July 15, 2014 | 7 Comments

As mobile learning becomes more common, district leaders are working hard to juggle nimble adaptation in a changing environment and the desire to get it right.

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The Struggles and Realities of Student-Driven Learning and BYOD

The Struggles and Realities of Student-Driven Learning and BYOD

| July 7, 2014 | 11 Comments

The promise of technology in the classroom has long been equal access to resources on the internet, but a digital divide still exists largely because of the other issues poverty raises in schools.

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Can the Maker Movement Infiltrate Mainstream Classrooms?

Can the Maker Movement Infiltrate Mainstream Classrooms?

| July 2, 2014 | 42 Comments

Maker Faire has catalyzed a global interest in tinkering to understand. Is it only a matter of time before this approach to learning makes it into mainstream classrooms?

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Finding the Most Creative Ways to Help Students Advance At Their Own Pace

Finding the Most Creative Ways to Help Students Advance At Their Own Pace

| June 30, 2014 | 4 Comments

Despite a statewide competency-based learning policy, some New Hampshire high schools are focusing their energies on different kinds of innovation.

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Can Free Play Prevent Depression and Anxiety In Kids?

Can Free Play Prevent Depression and Anxiety In Kids?

| June 29, 2014 | 45 Comments

The decline in time children have for free play could be tied to increased levels of depression and acute anxiety among young people.

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Employers’ Challenge to Educators: Make School Relevant to Students’ Lives

Employers’ Challenge to Educators: Make School Relevant to Students’ Lives

| June 23, 2014 | 26 Comments

Business leaders call on K-12 and higher education institutions to graduate students with the skills demanded by the marketplace.

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Take Action: Verbs That Define Bloom’s Taxonomy

Take Action: Verbs That Define Bloom’s Taxonomy

| June 22, 2014 | 15 Comments

A neat visualization of the verbs associated with Bloom’s Taxonomy.

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Step By Step, the Journey Towards Freedom From Grade Levels

Step By Step, the Journey Towards Freedom From Grade Levels

| June 19, 2014 | 6 Comments

Moving away from seat-time and towards competency-based progression isn’t easy, but educators at Sanborn High are finding it rewarding.

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Trends and Predictions for K-12 Classrooms

Trends and Predictions for K-12 Classrooms

| June 19, 2014 | 5 Comments

The NMC Horizon report predicts the trends, challenges and tech developments to look for in one, five and ten years.

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Going All In: How to Make Competency-Based Learning Work

Going All In: How to Make Competency-Based Learning Work

| June 16, 2014 | 8 Comments

New Hampshire moved to a competency-based education system almost a decade ago, but it looks very different in schools across the state.

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