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Options for our Aging iPad

It is hard to believe that the 2015-16 school year will be our fourth year of going 1:1 iPad at Mercy High School.  Since our adoption of the iPad involved switching 1:1 devices, we began the program with ninth graders, … Continue reading

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Highlighting New Tech Innovations at Mercy

This summer we will be updating iMercy, the  Multi Touch book that describes Mercy technology.  We published it to iTunes in 2013 where it remains a free download. I am working with 12 other wonderful people* on an updated edition … Continue reading

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Collecting Data on our iPad 1:1 Program

Several of us at Mercy High have set about the business of updating iMercy, a book available through iTunes that describes Mercy’s technology program. A special committee of six* is handling a section of the book called “Compelling Evidence of Success”.  In … Continue reading

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We’re Updating “iMercy”!

Less than two years ago as part of our application process to become an Apple Distinguished School, we published iMercy to iTunes. iMercy is a 27 page multi-touch book which describes our school’s technology program. Unsurprisingly, a number of significant … Continue reading

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iWizard Earns Leadership Award

Katie, center; Principal Carolyn Witte, right  It was my pleasure introduce Katie Birecki for her 2015 Optimist Leadership Award in Farmington, MI. Each of the four local high schools had one 11th grade recipient. Katie is a charter member of the Mercy iWizards, … Continue reading

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iPad Tips & Tricks by MHS iWizards

The iWizards have published a collection of iPad Tips and Tricks to iTunes U, available for anyone to access.  It is best experienced in the iOS iTunes U app. iPad Tips & Tricks by MHS iWizards is searchable at the … Continue reading

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Photos from Tech Talk 2015

Photos courtesy of Ann Lusch, Katie Birecki, Theresa Benton, Larry Baker, Tom James, Chris Baker, Renee Valentine, Cheryl Corte, Michelle Slaviero.

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Update on Tech Talk — SOLD OUT!!

There are less than three weeks until our second annual Mercy Tech Talk!  We had a huge influx of registrants at the early-discount deadline.  Our goal was 300 attendees and we surged past that number. In order to deliver a quality … Continue reading

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What’s Next for the iWizards?

iWizards at iCreate Planning Meeting Hot off of our successful iPad iCreate Workshop for seventh and eighth graders, the iWizards are now turning their attention to several other activities over the next couple of months. Jan-Feb  iWizards Tips & Tricks iTunes … Continue reading

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Students Teaching Students at the MHS iCreate Workshop

Art Rage/ Animator HD Group in Foreground / Photo by M. Weiss The MHS iWizards conducted a free* iCreate Workshop for seventh and eighth graders on Saturday, January 17.  The iWizards consist of 9th-11th grade students who share an enthusiasm for … Continue reading

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