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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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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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IssieBoard: A Virtual Keyboard with customizable options. A Collaboration between Beit Issie Shapiro and SAP Labs Israel

19, February 2017

We have been using the app IssieBoard for almost a year now, and we have received a lot of great feedback from users (thanks to all those who shared their experiences) telling us that the app is helping children and

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Using Acapella in the Classroom

3, January 2017

Acapella from PicPlayPost by Mixcord Inc, is a free app that lets you create video clips made up of multiple clips being played at the same time, somewhat like a video collage. The screen is divided into a maxiumum of

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School success with SnapType Plus

18, October 2016

With school well underway, some students pack their bags with notebooks and sharpened pencils, while others have iPads loaded up with classroom essentials.  One app that continues to be our most recommended for students with handwriting difficulties is SnapType Plus.  It has maintained

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Shana Tova!

27, September 2016

Another year has come and gone and here we are heading into the High Holidays again.  This year we are very happy to introduce you to the app JI Tap, a collaboration between Tiny Tap and Jewish Interactive. It is

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Startup Spotlight: STEP BY STEP – Educational Apps

13, September 2016

This time on Startup Spotlight, we are very happy to interview Ronen Moshel, entrepreneur and developer of “STEP BY STEP”, a series of educational and enjoyable apps that offers a wide variety of activities on various topics including colors, shapes,

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