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Janet Hopkins


Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada

Email: at_consultingbc@yahoo.ca

My educational and professional background is in general and special education at the secondary school level. I've worked on book, article, and online projects. (Assistive Technology and Educational Technology applications, disability issues, trends, technology systems, software, devices, hardware products and industry).
I have been a software competition judge for the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA).

Books:
-"Assistive Technology: An Introductory Guide for K-12 Library Media Specialists," Linworth Publishing, 2004.
- Contributor: "Toward a 21st-Century School Library Media Program," Scarecrow Press, 2007.
-Commissioned by the National School Boards Association to write the core section on assistive technology for a book on special needs technology: "Technology for Students with Disabilities: A School Leader's Resource Guide - Second Edition," 2004.

Articles published in:
-Technology&Learning; ComputorEdge; Teacher Librarian; Library Media Connection; Arthritis Self-Management; Diabetes Self-Management; HerSports; YES Magazine; Closing the Gap; Canadian Disability; AbilityHub; Inclusion Times; FACES: People, Places, and Culture; First Monday.

Grants awarded:
-Curriculum Services Canada, 2006
-Curriculum Services Canada, 2004
-Curriculum Associates, Inc., 2000

Interests: Assistive Technology and Educational Technology applications, disability issues, trends, technology systems, software, devices, hardware products and industry.

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes

 

Published works:

Nonfiction

  • Assistive Technology: An Introductory Guide for K-12 Library Media Specialists