This past week, Tomorrow’s Genius participated in a conference sponsored by MOFET. The “Israeli Association for Information Technologies” conference focused on using technology in the classroom, and as an effective educational tool.
Speakers included Dr. Binyamin Feinstein, MOFET’s chief educational technology officer and other innovative teachers and principals from around the country. During the course of the day, educators from around Israel had the opportunity to exchange ideas, and to learn about new educational possibilities. Workshops included discussions on technology’s role in education and on specific tools, including blogging and mobile devices, that could be used in the classroom.
It was especially interesting to hear from a group of students who described how using technology as part of their education has really made a difference in their academic journeys. The students represented a popular blog called “תנועת הנוער” and shared their observations on how technology is not just an educational tool, but part of our everyday culture.
During the day long conference, Tomorrow’s Genius staff members had the opportunity to meet and speak with many members of Israel’s academic community. Teachers, administrators, and curriculum designers all enjoyed learning about the services provided by Tomorrow’s Genius.