Christopher Dawson

Chris Dawson is a freelance writer, consultant, and policy advocate with 20 years of experience in education, technology, and the intersection of the two.

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Bill would tie CA edtech grants to copyright education

A California representative wants to compel schools to "educate" kids about digital piracy or lose their education technology grants. Rep. Ed Chavez's bill, which would require schools applying for California's Technology Assistance Project to demonstrate a plan to educate children in the rules of copyright.

February 26, 2006 by ZDNet Editor

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Watch out for WikiBooks

Joyce Valenza suggests keeping an eye on the emerging world of WikiBooks, otherwise known as open source textbook projects. They haven't gotten much play lately but Valenza suspects they may be ready to break out.

February 24, 2006 by ZDNet Editor


Computers on the cheap

So what exactly does $300 buy you? And should a cash-starved educator like me run out and spend my meager budget on a bunch of these little suckers?

February 22, 2006 by Christopher Dawson

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Tech educators slam Bush budget

If America has a pressing need for improved math and science education, as apparently we do, then why does the 2007 budget trash education technology programs? That's what the International Society for Technology in Education wants to know.

February 14, 2006 by ZDNet Editor


SuperGlu for educators

Tim Lauer writes about a new web service called SuprGlu that seems ready-made for online classes, student websites, and other education related uses.

February 13, 2006 by ZDNet Editor


Learning math the "Numb3rs" Way

The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics is teaming up with Texas Instruments and the producers of CBS's mathmatical detective show "Numb3rs" to develop a technology based math-learning program for high schoolers.

February 13, 2006 by ZDNet Editor


Gmail at the college level

Google reports that they've testing a new service for academia - hosting Gmail accounts at San Jose City College's domain.

February 10, 2006 by ZDNet Editor