Bye bye, books: Catholic school drops textbooks for tablets

A fascinating glimpse into modern education, from Ocala, Florida: Biology teacher Cheryl Tomlinson looked at her Trinity Catholic High School class and challenged her students to find interesting facts about adenosine triphosphate (ATP). Last year, many students would have had to thumb through their textbooks — or maybe used a laptop, if they had one [Read More...]

Firefighters sworn in on an iPad

Check this out: Four Atlantic City, N.J., firemen were promoted to the rank of battalion chief Friday morning. But when officials at City Hall couldn’t find a Bible for the oath of office, they decided to use an iPad Bible app instead. Read more and see video here.   [Read more...]

Though more priests are using iPads, Vatican writer insists only books are proper for Mass

Bishops have used them to preach, and priests have used them to celebrate Mass.  And it seems the popularity of the iPad for liturgical use continues to grow:  According to TheJournal.ie, priests are using the devices to do everything from reading the gospels to downloading blessing and even updating their Twitter accounts. “It’s very handy,” says [Read More...]

So, papa, how do you like the iPad I bought you?

This comes from Germany, but no translation is necessary. [Read more...]

NZ no-no: Bishops rule out using iPad for Mass — UPDATED

Just days after one of their priests sang the praises of using the iPad for Mass, New Zealand’s bishops have said, “Not so fast.” Details: The New Zealand Bishops have told their priests that only the official printed copy of the Roman Missal may be used at Mass and at the Church’s other liturgies. They [Read More...]

And with your iPad: one priest’s experience using the tablet for Mass

This comes from New Zealand, where one priest writes that the biggest problem with the new missal isn’t the language, but the physical ordering of the missal itself. Then, inspiration struck: What the people who translated the new Missal didn’t do was decide how the new English translation should look. They didn’t decide the layout [Read More...]

Sheer genius: using an iPad in ways you never imagined

This is pretty amazing and very clever: from a presentation designed to sell people on Stockholm. I don’t know if I’m sold on Stockholm, but I’m definitely sold on the way they use iPads here. [Read more...]

Why do you want that new iPad so badly?

There’s evidently a good reason for it: For a certain breed of consumers, the arrival of Apple’s third-generation iPad is an occasion of monomaniacal focus and intense anticipation. Visions of how the shiny new gadget will revolutionize their lives fill their heads. They’re willing to sacrifice hours waiting in line and hard-earned cash that they can [Read More...]

Let there be lights: pope uses tablet to light world’s largest Christmas tree

You can read all about it here. Evidently, he opted for a Sony S, rather than iPad which he’d used earlier in the year. See for yourself below. [Read more...]

The book of tomorrow?

A priest bounded into my cubicle this morning with his iPad.  “You have to see this,” he said breathlessly.  He’d downloaded this app, and was almost giddy with excitement.  Could we do something like this with the magazine?, he wondered.  As he flipped through the pages and fingered the pictures and expanded and compressed graphs, [Read More...]


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