Thursday, September 19, 2013

Shakespeare Meets the iPad at Notre Dame University

Mercy High School alumna, Sarah Philo, is currently taking a Shakespeare course at Notre Dame University.  This course is unusual because it is a pilot course where the curriculum is designed specifically for iPad use.

Sarah is neither new to Shakespeare nor iPad pilot programs.  Sarah was an M-Hub leader at Mercy when I approached her about participating in an iPad pilot for Mercy.  The students' very positive reports from the trial were instrumental in persuading us to adopt the iPad as a 1:1 device at Mercy.

Specifically, Sarah discovered how effectively she could take notes and keep them organized with Noteshelf and Evernote. This discovery greatly influenced us to select both apps for all Mercy devices and to provide professional development on their use.

Below, Sarah describes her experience:

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