New this year at UCET will have a dedicated space for teachers to play! We believe that learning should be active, hands on, and most of all fun. In the UCET Playground teachers can explore 3D printers, build robots, play with legos, and learn how to take over the world, kind of. Teachers will have the opportunity to play with and explore whatever excites them most.
We've teamed up with amazing teachers, incredible students, and inspriring vendors to share the latest and greatest in technology, MakerSpace Movement, and tinkering in education.
We're still looking for more to add in our playground, if you have a great way for teachers to learn through play, please be a part of our playground. Click here to fill out an application and mark that you'd like to be in the playground.
Dani Sloan is a technology specialist with an expertise in using social media in the classroom. She is also an Instructor at the University of Utah teaching technology integration in classrooms to pre-service teachers. Dani was also a member of the organizing committee for Utah’s first EdCamp. Before working for the Utah Education Network, she was a fourth grade teacher at a Title I school and then a school technology specialist for Granite School District. I have a B.S. in Elementary Education and a M.Ed in Instructional Design and Educational Technology from the University of Utah.
Dani is enthusiastic about sharing new online tools, using iPads and Chromebooks in classrooms, and learning to unplug at home. While I am and always will be an "apple person," Chromebooks are starting to steal a piece of my heart.