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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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Making Costume Dreams Come True 6.0

24, February 2021

Purim time has come again and for the 6th year running, we celebrated with our costume-making event…despite the additional challenge of meeting with the children and creating the costumes while still maintaining social distance and keeping everyone safe. When sitting

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Free Upcoming Webinars from The Technology Center at Beit Issie Shapiro

10, April 2020

At Beit Issie Shapiro we are continuing to offer services to the community of people with disabilities and those that care for them in any way that we can.  We are currently offering two free webinars this month, one regarding

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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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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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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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Appy Times during the Holidays! iPad Activities for Family Fun

15, December 2014

Winter has arrived and holiday season is quickly approaching. For some, this conjures up images of roasting chestnuts, warm cozy nights by the fire, and mugs of hot chocolate. For many families, though, this time also brings many hours cooped

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