Learn how to bring drones into your classroom with NO STRESS
Learn how to bring drones into your classroom with NO STRESS
This course will give you EVERYTHING you need to bring micro-drones into your classroom.
A full Unit of Work with lesson plans, student worksheets, step by step set up instructions and the live support from Dr Karen Joyce.
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What you will find inside
We will guide you through your own learning of drone technology and industry relevant applications and go one-step further to specifically help you to teach it for yourself. We will investigate the safety aspects and moral responsibilities of being a drone pilot and learn how to apply these in the context of your classroom with micro-drones. We will help you learn to fly manually as well as code drones for an automated aerial survey flight mission over a constructed and hypothetical disaster zone.
In this course, you will learn how to guide your students to:
• Explore applications of drone technology;
• Understand and act according to relevant drone regulations;
• Evaluate and implement safety processes;
• Manually control a drone in a safe manner;
• Conceptualise a hypothetical mission based on a real-life situation and propose ideas for its solution;
• Use coding for automated drone flight to address the mission;
• Collaborate to iterate and improve their solution; and
• Use digital storytelling and persuasive text to demonstrate understanding.
Karen explains in a video the course outline and how it relates to real life applications. There are some inspirational videos showing applications across industry, which are great to show your students.
You will also be shown the Course Learning Objectives and be given an equipment list to help take this into your classroom successfully.
Karen talks you through how to set up your tablets, drones and classroom. We have learnt many tricks to getting it all work just right, and Karen shares these with you.
Karen talks you through both the DJI Tello and Parrot Mambo.
Karen takes you through how to be safe with drones in your classroom and school.
There are also links to other resources, including videos for you to use with your students.
Karen takes you through exactly how to conduct safety checks with your students, so they understand how to use drones, no matter what size, in a responsible manner.
Taking that first flight can be a nerve-racking experience, no matter what your age. In this module, Karen breaks it all down so that it is a stress free experience, for both teachers and students.
Karen will talk you through exactly how to teach your students to fly the micro-drones manually, demonstrating the apps for flying.
This module will give you confidence as a teacher, that having multiple micro-drones flying at once with your class, is possible.
Coding for a purpose keeps students engaged. In this module, Karen shows you how to link coding with drones, to a real life application, gathering data like a geospatial scientist.
Karen talks about a 'mission' that we have used over 200 times in our programs, and how you can use this in your class. We give you all the tips you need to scaffold this activity for your students, along with extension options.
You can use this new knowledge as a base to get creative and take the concept in new directions to suit your curriculum.
Now that we have given you the confidence to do this yourself, it is time to take it to your class!
We give you a complete Unit of Work written by a qualified teacher. It is designed for 8-10 weeks of teaching, along with lesson plans, activity sheets and an assessment rubric. The Lesson Plans and activities offer suggestions to extend your class as well.
The Unit of Work is mapped to the Australian Curriculum for Years 5/6 and 7/8, across Digital Technologies, HASS, Science and English. You can download it as a word document and make changes as you need to suit your class.
Once you have completed the PD, you can take a short quiz and download a certificate indicating you have completed the PD.
Technology can be fun, but also frustrating at times. We have had over 25,000 flights with our micro drones, so have come up against a few problems in that time.
We document the problems and solutions for you, saving you time.
Online PD can be frustrating if you don't have access to live support. So that is what we give you (live support, not the frustration!)
We have fortnightly Ask the Expert calls, where you can get on a video call with one of our team and ask questions. We also have a Facebook Group where you can get help too! We are never far away from being able to help, with real people!
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Frequently Asked Questions
If its not in here, just ask us!
There are a range of micro-drones out there. We have used the Parrot Mambo (which has been discontinued) and are now using the DJI Tello. We are an authorised DJI Reseller and provide an education discount. You can order through us by clicking here.
This course is 100% online. For face-to-face options, please email us
Yes and no.
While the curriculum is the same, in our face-to-face programs, you experience the learning from a students' perspective in a fairly intense 2.5hr session. This online version is designed more like a behind the scenes view as I share all the tips and tricks that go into making our programs a success. I want every student and teacher in Australia to have access to geospatial and drone technology as part of their education, but I realise that we can't achieve this solely through face-to-face programs. That's where the online course comes in super handy! Through the online portal you can also take your time and re-visit our learning points, videos, resources, and lesson plans as often as you like. You control when and where you want to do this, as long as you have wifi.
You can access all of the resources as soon as you purchase the course. We hold regular LIVE Ask the Expert calls so you can have your questions answered, no matter when you start the course.
This course will be open for you to explore, download the resources and watch the replay of the calls for six months from the date of purchase.
Absolutely! Whenever you like, totally flexible.
We will schedule these for before school and early evening AEST. The calls will be recorded so you can catch up if you miss the live chat. You can also submit questions ahead of time.
It's self-paced, so this is entirely up to you. It will depend on your incoming level of expertise and the degree to which you explore all of the resources. For example, we have many optional suggested links and readings that might be of interest to expand your learning, but not necessarily mission critical.
You can get a PD Certificate for 10 hours at the end. Which we think is fair if you have gone through the course completely and completed all of the set up and activities.
If you don't have a drone, your learning will be theoretical, i.e. you won't be able to practise the activities. However, you may choose to do this course to figure out if teaching drones in the classroom really is for you, in which case, do the course before you buy the drone.
I believe there are certainly many parts of the course that you may still find valuable even though you're not using the Mambo or Tello. The course is approached from the perspective of creating 'a day in the life of a geospatial scientist', so I break down what I do on a mapping mission. I go through all the safety and manual flight aspects before embarking on a mapping scenario. The only technical part that you wouldn't be able to do is capture aerial photos as I think that the Mambo is the only microdrone that has a downward facing camera. We have got a workaround for the Tello though.
Without a downward facing camera, you can still get the students to plan and fly the mission - they just unfortunately won't see any photos. Having said that, I have taught this program face to face many times and a lot of students forget to code for the photos anyway so the experience would be the same!
If you sign up for the free resources, that will get you into the system and you will be able to see the break down of the course. You can also see the Litter Bugs lesson plan, which although isn't drone related, it will give you a really good idea of how the sections of the PD course look. There are activity sheets and extension ideas as well.
The other thing that you would just need to use as a guide is the flying and coding apps - but just substitute those names for the ones you are using and the concepts are all still the same.
I show how to use Tynker for the Mambo or the Tello Edu app and DroneBlocks for the Tello, but also give options for more advanced programs if you and your students are ready to extend yourselves.
This course goes far beyond a series of lesson plans. It is designed as a course to teach you how to teach drone and geospatial technology in your classroom. Lesson plans are just one of the resources that we offer to supplement this. We have video demonstrations, a troubleshooting section, activity sheets, extension options, and of course, our 'ask the expert' chats where you can join our online webinar to delve deeper or broader on any topic you need.
We have an advanced course for sub 2kg drones for capturing geospatial data and incorporating that into GIS. It is called Drone Mapping.
No extra fees, though you may wish to purchase a drone and tablet.
Not at all - feel free to follow along as you like. The only exception to this may be if the majority preference time for the 'ask the expert' call is during the day, though we suspect this is unlikely.
Not yet, unfortunately. We are working on it though.
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