Who is more out of touch? Twitter or me?

The road to learning

I love technology and always have.  Several years ago, making videos of school sporting events and showing them at our morning meetings led into a role of technology coordinator.  My school knew they needed more educational technology, and since I had some skills they asked me to take on the role.  Since that time, I have worked to build my technology integration knowledge and stay on top of trends and tools that might fit our learning environment.  This journey has been full of peaks and valleys, but I have grown so much professionally and personally that I do not regret any of it. However, I find myself now feeling out of touch with my building.

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One of my greatest learning tools has been Twitter.  It has been a little over four years since I started on Twitter, and have grown to rely on it for many things, especially personal professional…

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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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