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Digital Drawing in MHS Fine Arts

This is the second in a series of blog “snapshots” of how Mercy students benefit from using iPad technology (and other tools) throughout the school day. Our 9th grade Design Foundations class students create compositions using the principles of good design … Continue reading

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How Students Rock the iPad in Performing Arts

This is the first in a series of blog “snapshots” of how Mercy students benefit from using iPad technology (and other tools) throughout the school day. I had the opportunity recently to witness Ms. Moore managing a perfect lesson with a class of … Continue reading

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Connecting and Sharing with Apple

Recently I had the terrific experience of accompanying three teachers from Mercy to an Apple Education briefing in Chicago. We were all excited by the presentations. I returned very interested in three possible initiatives. 1) Apple Classroom serves as a teaching assistant … Continue reading

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“Thank goodness for Twitter … “

“Thank goodness for Twitter … would love to connect some students”  was recently the tweet that I received from @NancyinLux1  This would be Nancy Lhoest Squicciarini, Assistant Principal at the International School of Luxembourg. We had crossed paths on Twitter and we are … Continue reading

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Connected Education

Of course one of the great instructional advantages of placing a mobile device in each student’s hands is that she has a world of information at her fingertips. But as a learner and teacher, I have found that being connected … Continue reading

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Joining the iWizards

New students are immediately eligible to join a dynamic tech club at Mercy self-named the “iWizards.” The iWizards came into existence five years ago when the school adopted the iPad. They have been active leaders, teachers and learners in technology … Continue reading

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Scenes from 2016 Tech Talk

Mercy High School hosted its third annual  Tech Talk for Educators conference on February 26. Keynote speaker Dr. Jason Siko began the conference with“Futures of Educational Technology; Possible, Plausible and Preferable.”  Approximately 300 persons participated this year attending 28 one-hour presentations and … Continue reading

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Senior iWizards Well Prepared for Their Futures

Four iWizard seniors (and a senior citizen!) As I recently posted, some of my iWizards have grown up! As originally formed three years ago, all members were ninth graders.  While still skewed toward younger members, the iWizards will now be … Continue reading

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iWizards Lead the New Student iPad Orientation

This was Izzy’s third year leading an iPad orientation session Three years ago Mercy adopted the iPad as its 1:1 device for the class of 2016. Shortly afterwards we formed a club of ninth grade iPad enthusiasts who named themselves … Continue reading

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Strong Evidence of iPad Success with Mercy Students

This spring we completed a survey of nearly all of our ninth graders using a likert scale to measure their perceptions of how intrinsic their iPads were to their learning in school.  We used the the ISTE Standards for Students as … Continue reading

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