Twitter is Google for Educators

The road to learning

I know many of you read the title are were thinking, “Huh? I don’t use Twitter the same ways as Google.”  Courtesy of, consider the following definition:

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Amazing how a company name, is now an action verb, and one that is part of common culture.  We google anything and everything.  I google solutions to tech issues, hiking trails in the area to try, and what to make for dinner with what is left in the refrigerator.  It is so easy to find answers to so many different things with just a few clicks of the keyboard.

However, on Friday Nancy Blair (@blairteach) inspired my thoughts for the focus of this post:Screen Shot 2014-07-13 at 1.27.11 PM

I saw this post and responded with a few tips from my personal experiences recently with Bluetooth connectivity issues.  Luckily, these ideas helped Nancy solve her problem.   This interaction is not unusual I realized.  Just a…

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About Sharon LePage Plante

Sharon Plante, an educator with 22 years teaching experience in special education, has been an educator at The Southport School for fourteen 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), Spotlight on Dyslexia, IDA (International Dyslexia 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 a co-founder of #edtechchat, and co-organizer of EdCampSWCT.
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