December 2nd is National Special Education Day and it holds a special place in the hearts of educators and advocates alike. On this day in 1975, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) was signed into law, reaffirming the importance of inclusive education for students with special needs. As we commemorate this occasion, it's an opportune time to delve into its history, grasp its significance, and explore how technology, such as interactive displays and learning apps, plays a pivotal role in promoting inclusivity in today's classrooms.
World Children's Day, observed annually on November 20th, is an occasion dedicated to promoting international togetherness and awareness among children worldwide. Established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1954, this day marks the anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) in 1989. It serves as a reminder of the ongoing need to advocate for, protect, and celebrate the rights of every child.
OKTOPUS is a teacher-friendly presentation and collaboration software designed for interactive whiteboards, projectors, and displays like the award-winning MimioPro 4 and ProColor 3 from Boxlight.* Current OKTOPUS users have enjoyed features such as annotation over a variety of applications, 70+ interactive teaching tools, polling capabilities with instant feedback, and educational games.