Sphero SPRK+: Play and Education in the Technology Era

3, July 2018

As technology rapidly advances, it brings with it many interesting innovations, including new varieties of robots. The SPRK+, by Sphero, is a great example of  fun toy, that’s easy to use, making it a great option for children and adults

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Our New Blog!

14, May 2018

The Technology Center at Beit Issie Shapiro is very proud and excited to share our new updated blog! Among the upgrades and updates, our biggest news is that our blog is now available in Arabic!! From today, all the news

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Celebrating Yom Ha’atzmaut

2, May 2018

Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israeli Independence Day, is just a couple of days away. Here are a few of the games and activities we have created to enjoy with your kids, while celebrating the holiday. Israeli Innovations (English) School children learn about

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Four (+1) Activities for Passover

2, May 2018

Passover is right around the corner and that holiday spirit can already be felt through the school halls. Classrooms are busy cleaning, learning about holiday concepts and some have already had their mock Seders. In preparing for and celebrating Passover

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Rolling the Dice with IssieDice: An Accessible Customizable Dice App

2, May 2018

Do you or someone you know have trouble rolling conventional dice? Lost the dice to your favorite board game? Need a special die for a class activity? Then IssieDice is for you! The Technology Center of Beit Issie Shapiro is excited to

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The Third Annual Purim Costume Make-a-Thon

2, May 2018

Last week we held the third annual Purim Costume Make-a-Thon at Beit Issie Shapiro, an emotional event full of imagination, creativity and inspiration. This year we had close to 30 children and youth with disabilities who use wheelchairs or walkers,

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Posted in Holiday activities

Purim Fun!

2, May 2018

Very soon, we will be celebrating Purim, a favorite holiday for children and adults alike. At Beit Issie Shapiro we are already busy getting into the holiday spirit planning costumes and incorporating holiday words and concepts into our daily activities.

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Singing Together: Using AAC in Song

2, May 2018

As in every kindergarten, our teachers use hand and body movements while singing children’s songs in circle time. However, in our school, most of the gestures we use in songs are actual signs taken from Israeli Sign Language. Choosing actual

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Word Prediction and Dictation: An Assistive Technology Case Study

2, May 2018

In this post I’d like to share an experience I had working with A., a university student, who is currently in the first year of an undergraduate degree. A. has cerebral palsy and uses an electric wheelchair. He has impaired

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Don’t Forget to Back Up!! How to Back Up Apps and Files (and a Little about a Flash Drive for iPad)

2, May 2018

Many people have come to us with questions following accidental erasure of communication boards from their iPad and we felt that it was important to write a post explaining how to back up iPad content. This information is relevant and

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Posted in Apple, Uncategorized

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