Jan. 11, 2015

#EdTech and Special Education with Sharon Plante - HoET027

#EdTech and Special Education with Sharon Plante - HoET027

House of #EdTech begins year two by welcoming veteran educator Sharon Plante to talk about her experiences integrating technology in special education and her role as a technology director.


House of #EdTech begins year two by welcoming veteran educator Sharon Plante to talk about her experiences integrating technology in special education and her role as a technology director.

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Sharon Plante is a 19-year veteran educator who currently works at Eagle Hill Southport, a private school in Southport, CT. Sharon believes that guiding students to succeed, particularly when they thought they never would, is the most motivating part of teaching. The #edtechchat co-founder shared her insight on a variety of topics, including:

  • Technology for Special education instruction/support
  • Tech Integration Best Practices
  • Her Favorite apps and tools
  • Her existing Bam Radio Podcast and a NEW podcast project!
Resources and recommendations shared by Sharon Plante:

#EdTech Thought

  • Want to be a SAMR-i?
    • The SAMR Model provides a framework for progression that adopters of educational technology can follow as they progress through teaching and learning with technology.

#EdTech Recommendation

5 Google Chrome Extensions: The recommendation is courtesy of Brent Warner of edtech.tv. For more information, you can check out Brent’s post of the same title.

1. AdBlock Plus
2. Google Quick Scroll
3. Readability
4. Spreed
5. Google Voice Search (AKA “OK Google”)

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Josh Gauthier – Josh is the Technology Training Specialist at Unified School District of De Pere (PEER), Green Bay Wisconsin.

He is focused on improving the use of technology in the K-12 environment. Josh’s goal is to assist and help develop a well-functioning 1:1 computing environment. Long term goals involve teaching and training adults and professionals in technology, as well as helping schools integrate more programming K-12.

Josh is impacting others through his may presentations and his participation on the TechEducator podcast on TeacherCast.net.

He is also a Google Certified Teacher and Trainer.

Connect with Josh Gauthier:

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