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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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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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iPad Warranty and Repair Info

For all Mercy students who purchased their iPads in the summer of 2013 (mainly the class of 2017), the AppleCare + warranty that you originally purchased as part of the Mercy iPad Package is set to expire this summer. If … 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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