Christopher Dawson

Christopher Dawson grew up in Seattle, back in the days of pre-antitrust Microsoft, coffeeshops owned by something other than Starbucks, and really loud, inarticulate music. He escaped to the right coast in the early 90's and received a degree in Information Systems from Johns Hopkins University. While there, he began a career in health and educational information systems, with a focus on IT in public health. This focus led him to several positions at Johns Hopkins, a couple-year stint in private industry, 5 years teaching high school math and technology, 2 years as the technology director for his local school district, and 2 years as Vice President of Business Development for WIzIQ, a virtual classroom and learning network provider. Most recently, he has focused on writing, consulting, and advocacy around the smart use of technology in the classroom and education reform. A liberal dose of freelance writing about technology for SMBs helps pay the bills and support his growing hobby farm/soapbox for sustainable living and agriculture. He lives with his wife, five kids (yes, 5), 2 dogs, a flock of chickens, and a hateful cat in a small town in north-central Massachusetts.

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Followup on Goalbook, + data portability and more

Followup on Goalbook, + data portability and more

Last week, I raved about Goalbook - It's one of the cooler bits of social tech I've seen, speaking as a parent, an educator, and tech guy. During last week's review:ed episode, Kirsten Winkler and I had the chance to talk with Wayee Chu and Jennifer Carolan who head up the NewSchools Venture Seed Fund, which provides startup funding for Goalbook, among other interesting ed tech startups, and I gave a followup review of Goalbook.

February 13, 2012 by in Start-Ups


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