Have you read this? It reads like a librarian's advocacy memo, but written by edtech specialists instead...you know, edtech evangelists. The article describes how important edtech specialists are and why we need them.
We desperately need to improve on this record, which is why schools need to make hiring educational technology professionals -- whether specially trained classroom teachers or dedicated staffers -- a top priority. Investment in new technologies can only move a school forward when it's supported effectively by people. Educational technology specialists provide necessary guidance to teachers and students in order to maximize the pedagogical reach of tech acquisitions.
Maybe we need a list for edtech professionals, just like this one from that link mill, Colleges Online, which is always coming up with the list of top ## blogs or whatever.
16 Reasons Why Libraries and Librarians are Still Extremely Important
- Not Everything is Available on the Internet
- Digital Libraries are not the Internet
- The Internet isn't Free
Let's see...5 reasons EdTech Professionals Aren't Really Important Anymore:
1. Technology is so easy a baby can do it.
2. Technology isn't a special event anymore; it's ubiquitous and used all the time.
3. Even technophobes--like teachers--are realizing that technology connects them in ways they never imagined....and hand-holding is for woosies and babes.
|Source: From Now On (oh, the irony)|
4. Data-driven teaching, learning and leading requires technology use.
5. Online learning circumvents the non-technology teacher. What does that say to you?
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