Apple’s WWDC – Top Features We Are Looking Forward To

18, June 2019

Lots of exciting news revealed last week at Apple’s WWDC 2019. There are many new features being released and our team at the Technology Center at Beit Issie Shapiro is busy getting to know them all. Here is a sneak

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Get Busy with BusyThings apps

6, June 2019

At the Technology Center at Beit Issie Shapiro, we are always looking for apps that are engaging and fun, yet also well designed and easy to adapt or use with children with special needs. Once in a while we find

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Ramadan Kareem – Activities for a Special Month

17, May 2019

Ramadan is an annual observance that lasts a whole month and ends in a three day holiday called “Eid al-Fitr”. The month is full of traditions and ceremonies that characterize the fasting days. At the Sindian Early Intervention Center of

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Using and Developing Tech Solutions for Students with Disabilities – on the BETT stage in London (link to full lecture in post)

2, April 2019

In January (pretty cold for a Mediterranean girl like me) I traveled to London and presented at BETT, one of the biggest annual international conferences for technology in education. I presented on the main stage and the topic of my lecture

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Making Costume Dreams Come True – 4.0

2, April 2019

What a tradition we have started! Beit Issie Shapiro just held their “Making Costume Dreams Come True” event for the fourth year in a row! We had about 30 participants this year, each a child with disabilities who uses some

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ThisAbles – A Perfect Combination between Universal Design, Technology, Practicality, and IKEA.

26, March 2019

ThisAbles is a new initiative that provides 3D-printed solutions to make IKEA products accessible. Congratulations to IKEA, Access Israel, and Milbat NGO for this incredible and innovative project! So inspiring! To read more about the project click the link: IKEA’s

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Eye Gaze and Head Tracking in iOS Devices

1, March 2019

As professionals working with children with complex disabilities, we have seen how eye gaze technology has changed the lives of many of our students. When severe physical limitations prevent successful or efficient use of touch screens or switch scanning, eye

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Fun with Math Apps

22, January 2019

At the Beit Issie Shapiro School for Special Education, we are always looking for new ways to make the concepts and practice of math more relevant and engaging. Once a week, the occupational therapists and the teachers work together to

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IssieBoard: Customizable Keyboard – New updates: a third language, and diacritics (nikud or “vowels”) for Hebrew and Arabic!

23, December 2018

We, The Technology Center of Beit Issie Shapiro, are happy to announce that IssieBoard, our customizable keyboard app, is now available in three languages! English, Hebrew, and now Arabic. We have also added diacritics to the Hebrew and Arabic keyboards,

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IssieDice: How do YOU play?

20, November 2018

Have you heard about IssieDice? It’s a customizable dice app created by the Technology Center at Beit Issie Shapiro and SAP Labs, Israel. You can read more about the app and how to create your own dice on our blog

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