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Creating an Inclusive Halloween Experience

24, October 2019

With Halloween just around the corner, everyone is busy decorating their houses, buying candy and getting their costumes in order. For some children, though, this time of year can bring anxiety and discomfort. Children with sensory differences may find costumes

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Posted in Holiday activities

Make it for Teachers – recommended app for creating customized learning activities

8, September 2019

As a special education teacher working with students with complex learning disabilities, I often search for apps that allow me to create my own learning activities. Because I need to be able to adapt my activities to a variety of

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Posted in Uncategorized

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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Posted in Apps

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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Posted in Assistive Technology, Uncategorized Tagged with:

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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Posted in Events, Uncategorized

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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Posted in Accessibility, Accessories

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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Posted in AAC

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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Posted in Apps, participation
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