The road to learning

Currently attending a conference on Social Media in Schools; However, it should be called, Where there is a door and a window, kids will find another way out.

It is no debate that from generation to generation, kids are more tech savy than their parents. I, who first learned my love of tech from my IBMer father, now get tech help calls from him. Just the other day he called with a problem that I had not experienced before. What did I do? Google it of course and found the solution. I found the way.

Students do the same. In my current tech class with upper elementary aged kids we are working with a project-based Webquest based on the Three Little Pigs. Students have various higher and lower tech options to complete tasks. The majority chose the options that include Kerpoof or Glogster, as they offer them the creative…

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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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