Welcome to Aluminations
eNewsletter for alumni and friends of UD’s College of Education & Human Development
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Greetings from the Dean
Children raised on computers, smartphones and game systems expect school and learning to be entertaining and interactive. What does that mean for parents, teachers and school administrators? How do parents determine which apps and games will help their child’s learning? How do teachers find out what’s truly educational and what’s just fluff? What technology do you need to learn?
In addition to college news, this issue of Aluminations highlights our technology-focused programs and services. I hope you will find the information to be useful.
Lynn Okagaki, Dean
iPads in Education Conference
Educators in PreK-12 and higher education are invited to attend our CEHD iPad Conference on Saturday, Oct. 19, designed to help teachers integrate technology into their classroom. Presenters will discuss practical applications, curriculum challenges and improving collaboration for students of all ages. For more information or to register, visit the iPad Conference website.
Educational Technology classes at UD
CEHD offers several programs for aspiring and experienced educators to better integrate technology in their classrooms:
- We offer SMART board training through our Office of Educational Technology and our Education Resource Center.
- Undergrads interested in getting a minor in Educational Technology receive a theoretical grounding and practical experience using technology to improve teaching and learning in real-world situations.
- To help you become fully immersed in technology, CEHD offers an M.Ed in Educational Technology.
Online Safety Tips
Allowing children to access the online world can be scary. Click here for tips on how students, parents and teachers can reduce risky online behavior.
Apps, apps and more apps
We have pulled together a few webpages that feature technology advice and educational apps for teachers, parents and childcare providers.
- Teachers with apps – a website that divides apps into age groups and categories (special needs, creativity, etc.)
- Guide to Everything – Kathy Schrock’s Teacher tech skills
- 20 Digital teaching tools for parents – apps to help youngsters learn math, science and vocabulary
- Helping students stay organized with ipad apps
- TeachThought – a website that provides technology advice, trends in education and apps
- Apps for Preschoolers
- PBS Parents Play & Learn HD (Free from iTunes)
- 5 iPad Apps For The Four Major Content Areas
- The 55 Best Free Education Apps For iPad
- 41 Resources, Tools, And Apps To Improve Writing Skills
CEHD alumna, Monica Burns, has a blog www.ClassTechtips.com where she demonstrates how to effectively integrate technology into instruction.
Discounts on Technology
Educators with a teacher ID can get discounts at the online Apple Education Store or by visiting the Apple store in Christiana Mall.
CEHD Making a Difference
Our mission is to educate, conduct research and serve. Meet a few of the people who help us fulfill our mission or benefit from our efforts.
Students helping students
Camille Fontenelle, ETE ’16, was looking to make a difference this summer. She enrolled in a Public Policy and Leadership in Education course where she helped to design a program assisting rising seniors in Newark High School’s ASPIRE program apply for college. Program results were presented at UD’s Undergraduate Research & Service Scholar Symposium in August.
In 2013, Camille received the Delta Kappa Gamma, Alpha Chapter-Freshman Award which recognizes future promise in education based on academic achievement and participation in education-related activities. She is serving as treasurer-elect for UD’s ASPIRE program.
Fourth Annual Jane Davidson Forum on Play
Jane I. Davidson was a revered Master Teacher at UD’s Laboratory Preschool. A devoted child advocate, Jane served as a role model for early childhood educators, supporting play-based learning and social justice. Although she passed away in 2002, her memory is kept alive through the annual Jane Davidson Forum on Play.
Parents and educators are invited to attend the conference on Oct. 26 from 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the UD Laboratory Preschool. This year’s forum is titled “Learning through play in our media-saturated age,” addressing the challenges of raising young children in an age in of media overload.
Faculty on the cutting edge
Rachel Karchmer-Klein, SOE, is an associate professor of literacy education. Her research focuses on Internet reading and writing, and the practical implications of technology use in K-12 education. In 2013, Dr. Karchmer-Klein received two grants supporting her research of iPad use in education – examining the influence of mobile applications on fourth-graders’ literacy development and the implementation of mobile applications in a preservice teacher course on differentiating instruction.
Here are just a few highlights on our alumni in the news. To learn more about what’s been happening with your friends and colleagues, visit Catching up With Friends.
- Laura J. Schneider, ETE ’92 was nominated to represent Delaware in the 2013 Class of National Distinguished Principals.
- Lisa Ueltzhoffer, EdD ’10 will serve as principal for the newly opened Newark Charter School high school.
- Kelley Hanzely, ECE ’05, has joined our Laboratory Preschool as a Master Teacher for the 4’s program.
Support Our College
When you were a student in Human Resources, Home Ec, Education, Human Services (or one of our many other names), did you receive an award or scholarship from our College? If so, we’d like to hear from you. Let us know what it meant to you and how it helped you achieve your goals.
Remember you too can make a gift to help our students as they prepare to enter the rewarding fields of education and human services.