Last updated on: 5/14/2013 | Author:

Alison Anderson, MS Biography

Managing Editor of blog and K-8 Technology Teacher at Holy Cross Catholic School in Portland, OR
Pro to the question "Should Tablets Replace Textbooks in K-12 Schools?"

“I believe a [tablet] that allows for customization of font size, audio options, dictionary support, Internet research, note taking, and organization of notes can help students read and comprehend content at new levels that were not accessible to them previously. They also give instant access to books that previously had to be ordered, delivered, etc. There is a movement towards digital, up-to-date textbooks, so students can always read relevant information instead of outdated, recycled texts.”

As quoted in Sarah Cargill’s “Should Your School Replace Textbooks with E-Readers?,”, Aug. 18, 2012

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Managing Editor, (education technology blog), Apr. 2013-present
  • K-8 Technology Teacher, Holy Cross Catholic School, Portland, OR, Aug. 2012-present
  • Board Member, Oregon Academic Technology Society, May 2012-present
  • Blogger,
  • Track Coach, Catholic Youth Organization
  • MS, Curriculum and Instruction, Portland State University, 2011
  • BA, Secondary Education/Teaching and English, Marquette University, 1997
  • Mother of three children: Ted, Rose, and Ceci
  • Twitter handle: @tedrosececi
  • Born in Chicago, IL
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Pro & Con Quotes: Should Tablets Replace Textbooks in K-12 Schools?