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 Transparency Can Transform School Culture

How Transparency Can Transform School Culture

| May 19, 2014 | 5 Comments

Leaders who demonstrate a continual desire to learn and connect whenever possible help set a precedence of transparency and innovation in a school’s culture.

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Game Developers Experiment With More Open-Ended Apps

Game Developers Experiment With More Open-Ended Apps

| May 12, 2014 | 4 Comments

Co-lab’s second cohort of games focus on open-ended play.

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Two Schools, Six Miles and a World Apart

Two Schools, Six Miles and a World Apart

| May 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Students share stories about their differences, building respect and maturity along the way.

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On the Edge of Chaos: Where Creativity Flourishes

On the Edge of Chaos: Where Creativity Flourishes

| May 6, 2014 | 20 Comments

Scientists have come a long way in understanding how the brain generates creative ideas. Their work can inform classroom structures if educators want to inspire more creativity in students.

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How Are Teachers and Students Using Khan Academy?

How Are Teachers and Students Using Khan Academy?

| May 6, 2014 | 22 Comments

An SRI International report found that in general, the Khan Academy is not impacting traditional teacher directed instruction, especially when schools have limited access to computers.

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Exploring the Idea of ‘Happiness’ As Part of School Work

Exploring the Idea of ‘Happiness’ As Part of School Work

| April 29, 2014 | 6 Comments

Two schools are approaching a project about their own happiness in very different ways based on the context of their schools and lives.

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Beyond Grades: Do Games Have a Future As Assessment Tools?

Beyond Grades: Do Games Have a Future As Assessment Tools?

| April 28, 2014 | 13 Comments

Research looking at how games could be used to assess the process of learning is pushing test makers to question what’s important to test and how to most fairly evaluate students.

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The Drummer’s Secret: Math Meets Hip Hop

The Drummer’s Secret: Math Meets Hip Hop

| April 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Drummer Clayton Cameron breaks down the beats behind different types of music, illustrating how he uses math every time he picks up the drumsticks. This TED-Ed talk gets people dancing in their seats!

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Are Existing Tech Tools Effective for Teachers and Students?

Are Existing Tech Tools Effective for Teachers and Students?

| April 22, 2014 | 6 Comments

The Gates Foundation released a report today surveying teachers and students on the kinds of digital tools they’d like to see available in classrooms.

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The One Room Schoolhouse Goes High Tech

The One Room Schoolhouse Goes High Tech

| April 17, 2014 | 5 Comments

A new school in San Francisco is combining the Silicon Valley startup model with progressive education tactics, creating classrooms as individual entities, using sensoring technologies to track kids’ progress, and building tech tools based on teacher requests.

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