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Apps for Math: Making learning fun!

26, May 2021

Who said learning math can’t be fun?! At our school, we try very hard to make math lessons relevant,  engaging and fun for the students. To grab their attention and increase motivation, we often integrate apps into the lessons. Even

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Encouraging Play and Participation during Remote Learning

6, January 2021

In the last few weeks, we are hearing about more and more cities returning to remote learning. Positive cases continue to rise and the cold weather is making outdoor social distancing difficult. Children are again spending more time at home,

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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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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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Welcome Back to School

10, September 2017

As school begins, emotions are at a high (the butterflies in our stomachs are opening their wings), and teachers have been very busy getting ready – organizing, decorating, and planning the year ahead; planning for a year full of learning,

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Costume Make-a-thon

10, March 2017

Last week, Beit Issie Shapiro hosted a costume make-a-thon.  The hall was a bustle of creativity and joy. 30 children and youth with disabilities that use mobility devices, and their families, came and worked together with student volunteers from the

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The iPad in the Snoezelen Room – Calming Apps

22, January 2017

For this post I decided to write about two things I love: the iPad and the Snoezelen® room. For those unfamiliar, Snoezelen® is a treatment approach that combines a controlled multi-sensory environment with the enabling therapist approach. The Snoezelen® environment

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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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The Tablet Makes a Point of Pointing

25, November 2015

In the last few years, the iPad and other technological devices have become essential therapy tools and are being used by therapists to work on a variety of goals. With toddlers and young children we often ask ourselves what the

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