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Free recorded webinars – AAC, technology for play, and more

18, August 2020

At Beit Issie Shapiro, we have finally entered summer vacation mode. Our day programs are on a short summer break and things have slowed down.  Whether you are still in vacation mode where you are, or you’re gearing up for

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Virtual Tour Activities for Families and Remote Learning

6, May 2020

Normally at this time of year, people would be starting to emerge from their winter “hibernation” habits and would start spending more time outdoors in local parks, exploring city neighborhoods and maybe even hitting the highways for a road trip

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Beit Issie Shapiro’s new Haggadah and other Digital Ideas for Passover

29, March 2020

We are very excited to unveil our updated interactive Haggadah. Created using the Ji Tap platform, our Haggadah is colorful and engaging and allows children and others to follow along and participate in the Seder even if they are unable

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Free Trials for Websites with Accessible Content for Children with Special Needs

23, March 2020

To help parents and children with special needs who are home during the COVID-19 pandemic, accessible software companies are offering extended free trials on select software.  Here are two great companies that we love and use regularly:       

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Technology Ideas for Home-Time During the Corona Outbreak

18, March 2020

Around the world, families and children find themselves at home together, separated from their friends and familiar schedules, due to the Corona virus outbreak. First, we want to let you know that the staff of The Technology Center at Beit

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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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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

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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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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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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