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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How to Get the Most Out of Student-Owned Devices in Any Classroom

How to Get the Most Out of Student-Owned Devices in Any Classroom

| August 13, 2014 | 11 Comments

Tips to make sure classroom technology is focused on asking students to be creative, collaborative and analytical.

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What Are the Most Powerful Uses of Tech for Learning?

What Are the Most Powerful Uses of Tech for Learning?

| August 6, 2014 | 9 Comments

The digital divide is not just about access to devices — a disparity in powerful uses of technology could be even more difficult to overcome.

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Welcome to Epic, A School Where Students Are Heroes On a Quest

Welcome to Epic, A School Where Students Are Heroes On a Quest

| August 4, 2014 | 21 Comments

At Epic charter middle school in Oakland, students are immersed in a game as soon as they step into the school on the first day.

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What Motivates Teachers?

What Motivates Teachers?

| July 30, 2014 | 12 Comments

Teachers overwhelmingly report that they love their jobs, but hate their workplaces. Teachers weigh in on why they love the classroom and how things could change to make their lives easier.

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Hands-On and Student-Centered: Subverting the Typical College Experience

Hands-On and Student-Centered: Subverting the Typical College Experience

| July 28, 2014 | 10 Comments

A Canadian college is following the K-12 education trend towards more student-centered, hands-on, and interdisciplinary teaching.

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Why Is It So Hard to Change How We Teach Math?

Why Is It So Hard to Change How We Teach Math?

| July 24, 2014 | 8 Comments

American students continue to fall behind international peers in math, but it’s not for lack of trying different teaching methods.

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5 Essential Insights About Mobile Learning

5 Essential Insights About Mobile Learning

| July 15, 2014 | 9 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 | 14 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 | 45 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 | 5 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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