Author Archives: Sharon LePage Plante

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.

@TextHelp innovating the world of accessibility in edtech: Part 1: Read&Write for Google

Originally posted on The road to learning:
I have to admit, the tools from TextHelp have me considering Chromebooks.  I am a big fan of the iPad for my LD students.  The built in accessibility and range of apps available are…

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Mindfulness in Education

Originally posted on The road to learning:
mIndfulness Conferences always get my mind thinking in divergent ways. So some groundwork to lay for this post.  Mindfulness…is the new catch phrase in education; however, I hope people don’t dismiss it as…

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To BYOD or Not To BYOD: that isn’t the question

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This is not a post that’s going to guide you and your questioning as to why or why not to go BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) and is not going to provide you…

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Twitter is Google for Educators

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

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Summer 2014 Professional Development Opportunities Eagle Hill Southport will be hosting professional development opportunities for all educators. EHSEdShare2014 #edshareehsthpt will be the week of July 14, with sessions Monday-Thursday, 1:15-3:15, focusing on various topics surrounding educational technology.  Featured presenters are … Continue reading

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Inspiration to rethink

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I am lucky to be part of the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools Commission on Technology #caisct. My first experience was three years ago attending the academic technology retreat, an event that I…

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Twitter the Great Equalizer

Originally posted on The road to learning:
A few weeks ago during #satchat and their live presentation from the Penn Graduate School of Education, I recall a particular comment made by Billy Krakower (@wkrakower) that really resonated…he commented how he…

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