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Religion eTextbooks Adopted by Catholic High Schools

September 15, 2011

The Clarion Herald, the official newspaper of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, recently ran a story on Archbishop Chapelle High School's adoption of Ave Maria Press high school religion eTextbooks. Archbishop Chapelle and dozens of other Catholic high schools in the United States are changing the way they teach with the adoption of tablets in the classroom.

Read the full story: Religion Text Goes Electronic at Archbishop Chapelle

Religion eTextbooksIn 2011, Archbishop Chapelle set up a PDF site license with Ave Maria Press. They have been using the iPad App GoodReader to view, highlight, take notes, and comment. But more importantly, they are using the device as a tool to increase faith. “We’re trying to make this a tool for the girls to really enhance their faith, not just use it as a secular device,” Maria Steen, religion department chair and campus minister, said. “We are using the iPad as a way to foster faith. It’s a new way to evangelize.”

Ave Maria Press offers all high school textbooks in electronic formats. For more information visit

The catechetical staff also shares tips for teaching with technology on the Engaging Faith blog.

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