Con to the question "Should Tablets Replace Textbooks in K-12 Schools?"
"Sometimes this technology [tablet devices] fails, leaving teachers to scramble for a backup plan. Some students do not have access to tablets outside of school. Disadvantaged students may not have Internet connectivity at home. And most problematic, studies show that kids typically understand less and take longer when they are reading from electronic textbooks as compared with printed materials.
This difference in comprehension and reading time is not huge, but it is pretty consistent, which probably explains why most students say they dislike electronic textbooks. Even students experienced in using digital technologies prefer paper."
"Are Tablet Devices a Good Teaching Tool?" Scientific American website (accessed Jan. 25, 2017)
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Involvement and Affiliations:
Member, National Board for Education Sciences, Jan. 6, 2017-present
Member, International Advisory Board for K-12 Curriculum Reform in Vietnam, World Bank, 2014-present
Member, Board of Trustees, Core Knowledge Foundation, 2006-present
Professor, University of Virginia, 2004-present
Member, Advisory Board, National Council on Teacher Quality, 2007-2013
Associate Professor, University of Virginia, 1998-2004
Assistant Professor, University of Virginia, 1992-1998