To celebrate its tenth birthday, Dublin-based Elevate PR offered a PR campaign worth €10K to the small firm or non-profit in Ireland that wrote the best 500-word pitch. The eight finalists were Treehouse Republic, Dayout.ie, Digital Mines, An Oige, FirstDate.ie, Irish Girl Guides, Sensational Kids and Sound Advice (then called Irish Deaf Kids). The winner was Sensational Kids, also a Social
When taking state examinations, deaf students often wonder if they are “on the right track” in giving examiners what is needed to gain exam points. Here’s a website by a teacher of Leaving Cert English, with advice. Reading these points with a parent or teacher may be beneficial to deaf students. Leaving Certificate English – Help
Ladybird Publishing, a subsidiary of Penguin, recently launched an e-book application (app) for babies. While other major children’s publishers had previously launched apps for children, few were both suitable for babies, and available on all Apple devices, namely the iPad, iPhone and iPod. Teachers of deaf and hard of hearing preschoolers at Clayton Elementary School,
Until now, eReaders (digital book-reading devices) were used exclusively by adults, but the release of vTech’s eReader models for children and Apple’s iPad means it is time to explore the benefits of eReaders for kids. One year ago, IDK noted how web technologies make story-telling inclusive for deaf and hearing children who may be in
Sound Advice and Irish publishing house Special Stories, produced an exciting children’s book, “A Birthday for Ben”, which is about young children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Get The “Ben” Book As An App (iOS) ITV Launches A Story-Book App (2012) News: ITV Animates “A Birthday For Ben” Sound Advice and Special Stories on TV3 “Birthday
Almost exactly a year ago, IDK posted a piece about explaining deafness in concept books for children – which also educate teachers and other adults! One of these books, My Brother John (published May 2008), introduces deafness, hearing aids, cochlear implants & sign language in a single story. The story, told from the perspective of
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