How do children see the world?
This is a question that preoccupied the founder of ICT Sandbox for decades.
ICT Sandbox was founded in Israel in 2009 by Dr. Rina Michalowitz, who was a developmental psychologist, with over 50 years’ experience in early child education. She served for ten years, as head of the Preschool Education Division in the Israeli Ministry of Education (MOED). Whilst there, one of her greatest achievements was to enhance the awareness of the need for digital skills in kindergartens. Many years later, still maintaining the passion for early age education, she drove forward the vision of ICT Sandbox, so that every child’s love and curiosity for the world could be achieved in a safe and secure way.
Today ICT Sandbox is used in 90% of Israeli kindergartens that have internet connection and is proud to be trusted by over 1,700 teachers.
ICT Sandbox has been piloted in Australia, Singapore and the UK.
Rina Michalowitz, Dr
Dr. Michalowitz was a developmental psychologist, with over 50 years experience in early child education, as a teacher, supervisor and lecturer. Having served as a lecturer at the Psychology department at Haifa University and Faculty of Education, prior to her retirement, Dr. Michalowitz also served for ten years, as head of the Preschool Education Division in the Israeli Ministry of Education (MOED) and was responsible for changing the paradigm amongst educational practitioners, which sought to encourage children’s development of computer skills as early as possible. Rina’s past experience underpinned the pedagogical and educational research that fuelled the development of ICT Sandbox’s service offering. The in-depth knowledge she possessed, including her understanding of teachers’ skill-set, enabled her to ensure the service ICT Sandbox offers is easy to use and well- received by teachers, pupils and schools alike.