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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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Singing Together: Using AAC in Song

11, February 2018

As in every kindergarten, our teachers use hand and body movements while singing children’s songs in circle time. However, in our school, most of the gestures we use in songs are actual signs taken from Israeli Sign Language. Choosing actual

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A Greeting Card for the New Year

17, September 2017

This year, one of the things we did in class to prepare for Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, was to create greeting cards for the students’ families. The activity was very successful, but before I tell you about it,

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The Passover Haggadah: something for everyone

2, April 2017

Next week, Jewish people around the word will celebrate the holiday of Passover. In this post we wanted to share various Haggadas with you that we have created or found to improve participation of all family members in the Passover

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A Little Gift Before Chanukah

22, December 2016

Just in time for the holiday, we are providing links to two games that we created for Chanukah. They can also be downloaded from Tiny Tap or JI Tap, an open platform for creating Jewish inspired games and learning activities. 

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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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Happy Independence Day!

8, May 2016

Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israeli Independence Day, is almost here!  We put together a couple of games on Tiny Tap that we thought you could enjoy. Feel free to download and enjoy at home or in the classroom. How to make an

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Apps and Digital Ideas for Passover Fun

5, April 2016

Spring is finally here and with it comes the Jewish holiday of Passover. A quick search of the App Store brings up a nice list of apps for the holiday including stories and fun activities. Below are a few of

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Happy Easter!

20, March 2016

With Easter around the corner, we thought to remind you of some great Easter themed apps that can be found on the App Store.  There are coloring books, egg seek-and-finds, and even Easter versions of popular games, such as Doodle

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Digital Fun for Purim

14, March 2016

Purim is just around the corner! At Beit Issie Shapiro we are already getting in the spirit, with fun decorations popping up everywhere and hamentaschen for sale in the kiosk. There are many ways to incorporate the iPad into Purim

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