Sunday, March 20, 2016

Happy Easter!

By: Dana Cappel

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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Monday, March 14, 2016

Digital Fun for Purim

By: Racheli Blum, Noa Nitzan and Dana Cappel

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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Tuesday, March 01, 2016

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

By: Noa Nitzan

IssieBoard  is a new app that came out of the very fruitful collaboration between The Technology Consulting Center of Beit Issie Shapiro and SAP Labs Israel. Typing on a virtual keyboard can be challenging for many users and therefore when

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Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Me and Myself – An Interactive Album Encouraging Self-expression

By: Noa Nitzan

Me and Myself is another great app from the series recently released by C.E.T- The Center for Educational Technology. The app is an interactive photo album with a unique focus on self-expression. The pages of the album are titled such

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Monday, January 18, 2016

Keyguards for the iPad – our Maker success continues…

By: Noa Nitzan and Racheli Blum

A few weeks ago we told you about TOM (Tikkun Olam Makers) the inspirational make-a-thon we participated in in order to create solutions for people with disabilities. Going into TOM we had our main challenges that we had signed up

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Sunday, January 03, 2016

The Chat Bag: Communication Has A Tool. Chatting anywhere and everywhere

By: Lori Holbrook and Noa Nitzan

I am very happy to introduce you to Lori Holbrook, from St. Louis, USA, mom to Hannah and designer of the CHAT Bag. The CHAT Bag is a bag that allows children or adult users of AAC (augmentative and alternative

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Monday, December 14, 2015

TOM (Tikkun Olam Makers) – Meeting the Challenge

By: Rachel Blum

TOM – Tikkun Olam Makers, an initiative of the Reut Institute and ROI Community of the Shusterman Foundation, whose purpose is to connect people with disabilities with people from the worlds of industry, engineering, design, technology, and rehabilitation in order

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Saturday, December 05, 2015

Apps and ideas for the Holiday Season

By: Rachel Blum and Dana Cappel

The holiday season has arrived again!  Whether you celebrate Chanukah or Christmas there are many great apps out there to enhance the holiday experience. Below are some of our recommendations. Funny Holiday-themed Photos Doodle Bomb Jolly Holiday Edition (Appstore) An

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The Tablet Makes a Point of Pointing

By: Raz Tenenbaum and Racheli Blum

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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