iOS 12 for the iPad…what’s new? What’s changed?

8, October 2018

Apple just released iOS 12 and typically those of us with older devices get apprehensive with each new iOS release, worrying that our devices may continue to decline in their performance, but it seems with iOS 12 this will not

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IssieCalc – A Customizable Calculator for all

16, September 2018

We’re very proud to introduce the next app in our series developed in collaboration with our partners from SAP Labs, Israel, IssieCalc: a calculator that allows the user to personalize a number of features. Following principles of inclusive design, we designed

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Eye Gaze: Introducing Computer Control to Young Children

31, July 2018

At Beit Issie Shapiro, we have many students using eye gaze systems, both in our Early Intervention program and at our School for Special Education. For most of them, much of their use is through the Grid3 software, for purposes

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2Talk: New and Improved :)

24, July 2018

We are very excited to share that 2Talk, our app for creating communication boards, has been updated and redesigned, and is now available in both the App Store and Google Play. The app is great for users just beginning their

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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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Four (+1) Activities for Passover

30, April 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

28, April 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

24, April 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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App Review: ‘Fun with Verbs and Sentences’

16, April 2018

Fun with Verbs and Sentences is an app designed to work on various language skills, including and most importantly the creation and speaking of simple sentences. The user builds a sentence of his choice by choosing each of the parts of

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