Posted on 11/20/2013 at 10:50 AM by Global Reach
All of us would agree it isn't always easy integrating technology into the curriculum or helping others do that either. As instructional technology coordinators or technology teachers we are often familiar with the latest technology, but sharing or showing how to incorporate that technology into the classroom takes some specialized skills and strategies. Katie Lepi from Edudemic says, "And the conclusion that I've come to is that it doesn't always have as much to do with the amount or type of technology and skills you have but is more about how you put what you do know to use, and how you choose to share it." Katie is so right. It isn't about the technology itself. Technology can't stand on its own, Technology needs to have an instructional purpose in our classrooms. Secondly, the method and way we share technology will ultimately determine the reception it receives from our colleagues. If you would like to read the rest of Katie's article, it can be found at: http://www.edudemic.com/become-an-edtech-specialist/ Katie takes some time to list personal skills and abilities, knowledge and experience necessary to become an EdTech Specialist and in so doing provides some food for thought.
David Lee, has created an infographic that nicely illustrates the necessary qualities for an edtech specialists in a pictorial representation. He also graciously agreed to let me share this infographic with you. Do you have any additional thoughts? Feel free to share.