WebQuests: The Mini Flip

The road to learning

The education world is buzzing with the idea of a flipped classroom.  I saw a wonderful presentation last spring at the CAIS Academic Technology Retreat that really got me thinking about what and intriguing concept designed to  incorporate learning and technology in and out of the classroom.

As exciting as this concept is, for me, working at an independent school for students with learning disabilities, I was struggling how to incorporate this into our skill based program.   Our students are only with us for a time, to gain skills that will make them more successful in more traditional academic settings.  This by nature is a teacher led process, as the learning difficulties our students have make self-directed learning a challenge.

“Research suggests that students with disabilities who use technology are more highly motivated and complete more assignments when using the technology” (Skylar, Higgins & Boone, 2007, p.22) 

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About Sharon LePage Plante

Sharon Plante, an educator with 20 years teaching experience in special education, has been an educator at Eagle Hill-Southport for over eleven years, as well as currently serving as Director of Technology. She utilizes her educational training and love of technology to engage students with learning disabilities in building their skills and finding success. Sharon is the co-author of Using Technology to Engage Students with Learning Disabilities. She was awarded the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award from George Mason University College of Education and Human Development. She has presented at Everyone Reading, EdRev, Edscape, ATIA (Assistive Technology Industry Association), and New York Chapter of ALTA (Academic Language Trainers Association), as well as at several EdCamps, on using technology to empower the dyslexic learner. Sharon is the 2015-2017 chair of the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools Commission on Technology. Additionally, she hosts a podcast for Bam Radio Network on Learning Differently bringing together the voices of those working in the many aspects of special education. Sharon is a co-founder of #edtechchat, and co-organizer of EdCampSWCT.
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