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 Turn Your School Into a Maker Haven

How to Turn Your School Into a Maker Haven

| September 4, 2014 | 16 Comments

Bringing making into school classrooms is as simple as taking the first step, no matter how small.

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One Teacher Lets Students Prove They’re Trustworthy With Devices

One Teacher Lets Students Prove They’re Trustworthy With Devices

| September 3, 2014 | 6 Comments

Meet a teacher who’s ready to shift responsibility to her low-income students.

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Access to Technology for Immigrant Students

Access to Technology for Immigrant Students

| August 26, 2014 | 5 Comments

How a ninth-grade teacher handles BYOD issues with a largely immigrant classroom.

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Four Skills to Teach Students In the First Five Days of School

Four Skills to Teach Students In the First Five Days of School

| August 21, 2014 | 67 Comments

Alan November explains how he would use the first five days of school to lay the groundwork for a year of learning that goes far beyond the test.

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Starting From Scratch: A Public School Built on Dreams of Students and Parents

Starting From Scratch: A Public School Built on Dreams of Students and Parents

| August 20, 2014 | 10 Comments

A public school near San Diego is proving that district schools can be just as innovative as charters.

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Trust, Equity, and Student-Centered Learning With Fourth-Graders

Trust, Equity, and Student-Centered Learning With Fourth-Graders

| August 19, 2014 | 4 Comments

We examine how three different teachers in three completely different communities are dealing with BYOD issues, including trust, equity, and what happens when you try to put student-centered learning in the hands of students who’ve never experienced it.

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Hacking School Computers: Cause For Celebration, Not Concern

Hacking School Computers: Cause For Celebration, Not Concern

| August 14, 2014 | 1 Comment

An educator argues for letting kids tinker with the code on their school-owned devices.

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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 | 23 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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