My name is Karen Mahon. I am a Learning Scientist and Educational Psychologist and the founder of Balefire Labs, an educational app review service that closed down at the end of 2016. My passion is helping teachers and kids to find and use truly effective instruction.
I have spent the last 20 years working in education technology…from designing instructional software for special ed and regular ed students, to designing and conducting teacher training programs, to developing global digital content strategy for an interactive classroom technology company. I believe that with the use of plentiful formative assessment data to guide our instructional decision-making we can truly improve “educashun” for our kids!
I work full time at a college in Boston where I am part of the elearning team, helping faculty develop their online courses. In 2017, after 20+ years in K12, I decide to make a change to highered and I’ve really been enjoying it.