Hello. My Work focuses on humanizing technology through education. Specifically:
- Documentation: eportfolios, blogging and journalism.
- Communication: Managing, teaching, organizing groups, connecting people.
- Technology integration: K-12/higher ed via devices, media, and Maker/fab lab skills.
- Teaching Intro to Physical Computing in Education and Tech For Teachers.
- Working with Hapara Teacher Dashboard at Putney Central School.
- Connecting Makers in Brattleboro.
Email: calebjc at well dot com.
Background: I was doing carpentry after college when the first issue of Wired Magazine arrived with a bang, as my modem twittered away on AOL and BBSes. I’d worked as a bike mechanic, painter, bartender, sailor, writer, and film production assistant (the subject of a later book). Then the Web snagged me back to San Francisco, where I’d been a child of a hippie mom in the last 1960s. By 1995 I was freelancing for Wired, working as a webmaster and co-facilitating the NoEnd group that humanized the emerging Web via weekly meetings. By 1997 I had followed my passion to teach and learn with a master’s in EdTech, while I worked part-time work for Netscape Inc. I spent the next seven years working at startups, the famous High Tech High School, Antioch New England and doing personal projects. In 2006 I re-vitalized with a terminal masters at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program where I focused on physical computing (“Making” now) and interactive video. During the great recession, I finally settled down in southern Vermont, where I started working at Marlboro College, got married and became a father! At Marlboro, I helped increase enrollment and redesigned the curriculum of their EdTech graduate program. Currently, I’m the EdTech faculty chair and academic technologist for Marlboro’s graduate school. I also consult as a technology integrator at two local middle schools. My hobbies are Making, citizen journalism, blogging, photography, hiking, sailing, gaming, and green home improvement.