iPad as #dyslexiatech part 2

The road to learning

A few months ago I posted on how my school had entered the 1-1 iPad world for the support and enhancement of learning with our language based learning disabled students.  iPad as #dyslexiatech   The road has been exciting and eye opening with the ever increase of devices entering our building with a BYOD policy also in place, lending to about 75% of our students having their own device, and the other percentage having access to technology within their day.  We are seeing the power of these tools to engage students in new multi-modal ways.  First and foremost, the built in text-to-speech and speech-to-text of the iPad are the first key features to engage with.  However, I continue to learn about, explore, and have students incorporate tools that fit their learning needs and that can enhance the skills they are building each day.  Since my last post and with the…

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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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