Become An EdTech Specialist #edtech

[Reproduced from Edudemic website: “Become An EdTech Specialist: Do You Have What It Takes?”]

What Does An Edtech Specialist Look Like?

Personal Skills and Abilities 

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with staff, students, and parents
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Acknowledged leadership and collaboration skills
  • Acknowledged ability to manage change
  • Involved in continuous professional growth and leadership


  • Sound understanding of 21st century skills in education
  • Sound understanding of collaborative planning
  • Sound understanding of inquiry based practices
  • Up to date on current effective teaching practices with technology through professional development


  • Demonstrate success in using 21st century skills in the classroom
  • Demonstrate success in fostering a range of digital skills and attitudes in others
  • Experience in leading others in a variety of contexts

What do you think, does this cover everything? If you knew someone looking to get into education technology, would this be enough to show them the basic skills and approach they’d need to demonstrate to be ‘successful’? No, what would you add or change then?