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Make it for Teachers – recommended app for creating customized learning activities

8, September 2019

As a special education teacher working with students with complex learning disabilities, I often search for apps that allow me to create my own learning activities. Because I need to be able to adapt my activities to a variety of

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Using and Developing Tech Solutions for Students with Disabilities – on the BETT stage in London (link to full lecture in post)

2, April 2019

In January (pretty cold for a Mediterranean girl like me) I traveled to London and presented at BETT, one of the biggest annual international conferences for technology in education. I presented on the main stage and the topic of my lecture

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Making Costume Dreams Come True – 4.0

2, April 2019

What a tradition we have started! Beit Issie Shapiro just held their “Making Costume Dreams Come True” event for the fourth year in a row! We had about 30 participants this year, each a child with disabilities who uses some

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IssieBoard: Customizable Keyboard – New updates: a third language, and diacritics (nikud or “vowels”) for Hebrew and Arabic!

23, December 2018

We, The Technology Center of Beit Issie Shapiro, are happy to announce that IssieBoard, our customizable keyboard app, is now available in three languages! English, Hebrew, and now Arabic. We have also added diacritics to the Hebrew and Arabic keyboards,

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IssieDice: How do YOU play?

20, November 2018

Have you heard about IssieDice? It’s a customizable dice app created by the Technology Center at Beit Issie Shapiro and SAP Labs, Israel. You can read more about the app and how to create your own dice on our blog

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Four (+1) Activities for Passover

30, April 2018

Passover is right around the corner and that holiday spirit can already be felt through the school halls. Classrooms are busy cleaning, learning about holiday concepts and some have already had their mock Seders. In preparing for and celebrating Passover

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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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Celebrating Yom Ha’atzmaut

15, April 2018

Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israeli Independence Day, is just a couple of days away. Here are a few of the games and activities we have created to enjoy with your kids, while celebrating the holiday. Israeli Innovations (English) School children learn about

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iOS 11 has Arrived!

22, March 2018

A new dock and control center, screen recording, a new files app… these are just a few of the new features introduced in iOS 11. Before we outline some of the new features, it is important to note that, as

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Purim Fun!

20, February 2018

Very soon, we will be celebrating Purim, a favorite holiday for children and adults alike. At Beit Issie Shapiro we are already busy getting into the holiday spirit planning costumes and incorporating holiday words and concepts into our daily activities.

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