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- Resources and strategies for making the most effective use of technology in educational settings, for students with diverse learning styles and skills.
- Topics relating to literacy, student publishing, digital photography, early childhood and intervention, mental health in children, and more.
- A focus on project-based, inclusive learning activities, using readily available and affordable tools along with the best of universally designed tools and software.
I am Kirsten Haugen, MA, a parent, special education teacher, writer, and educational technology consultant with special interests in assistive technology, early intervention, student writing and publishing, and mental health issues for children and adolescents.
I have done work for Alliance for Technology Access, Child Care information Exchange, Center for Accessible Technology, Don Johnston, Inc., Eugene 4J School District, IntelliTools, Technology, Reading and Learning Diversity Conference, the World Forum on Early Care and Education, and other organizations, school districts and non-profits.
I developed the Edison Light Bulb and Edison Student Publishers to give my publishing students a chance to tap into resources and work more independently.
The Classroom 2.0 Ning is a great place to connect with other teachers interested in how web 2.0 technologies can impact education.
Check out the Assistive Technology Ning for an incredible open network of people passionate about ways technology can extend opportunities for people with disabilities to communicate, learn and share.