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 Get!

This course will give you EVERYTHING

you need to bring MICRO DRONES into your classroom. 

  • Unit of Work & Lesson Plans

    Our Unit of Work is comprehensive and detailed so you can let your students spread their wings. We even offer suggestions for extension activities through the associated lesson plans.

  • Curriculum Mapping

    We've mapped our classroom activities to the Australian National Curriculum and the NSW Curriculum. Activities are suitable for grades 5-12.

  • Equipment & Room Setup

    It doesn’t matter what drones and tablets you have purchased, some things will always be the same. There will be apps to download and firmware to update. We'll guide you through this!

  • Manual Flight Skills

    For many people, their first flight is both exhilarating and nerve-wracking! As a teacher, you can multiply this feeling tenfold if you are anticipating liftoff with your class. Understanding that it will be the first time that many of your students have even seen a drone let alone tried to control one, 

  • Ask the Expert

    Get support through three live (and recorded) chats each term to get your questions answered, and ideas broadened by the course creator!

  • Activity Sheets & Answers

    Use our activity sheets as the basis for assessment, or just to get discussion going. We will talk about the answers in our 'ask the expert' catch ups.

  • Coding & Aerial Survey

    We have been using aerial photography to survey the environment since World War I. While the camera and aircraft technology has significantly advanced since then, the basic concepts are the same. We developed this module to practically

  • Troubleshooting Guides

    After using micro drones with hundreds of students, we've come across many challenges along the way! We've compiled a troubleshooting guide so that you won't have to bumble your way through a class with tech challenges!

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Course Outline

What you will find inside

Learning Promise and Learning Outcomes

Pre-Course Module

Module 1 - Equipment Preparation

Module 2 - Safety First

Module 3 - Learning to Fly

Module 4 - Coding for Aerial Survey

Post Course - Taking it to Your Class

Quiz and Certificate


Expert Help

Dr Karen Joyce


Dr. Karen Joyce is the Education Director for She Maps and has worked as a Geospatial scientist for 20 years for government, industry, the military and academia. She has been involved in tertiary education since the late '90's, and online education for the past ten years.


Karen has also been actively working with primary and secondary schools around Australia and the US to bring her geospatial 'edutainment' programs to life, particularly for girls. "It's amazing what we can map, measure, and ultimately monitor from above to take care of our environment."




We stand by our products as we have tested them with thousands of students and teachers, so we know they work. But, if they don't work for you, then just let us know and we will refund your money within 30 days of purchase.

Education Director, She Maps


A fantastic resource!! The lesson explanations are very detailed, easy to follow and teacher friendly. Especially loved the extension activities and included examples. It has everything a busy teacher needs to get their students up and flying in the classroom.


Adrienne Hill

Science and Technology Teacher, St Andrews

Catholic College

This is a fully comprehensive program with strong links to the curriculum.  It is easy for first time flyers to use and implement effectively in the classroom in an engaging way.  The resources and lesson plans make this an easy yet highly effective program that can easily be implemented in any school.

Tracey Shorten

Master Teacher / STEAM, Trinity Beach State


Frequently Asked Questions

If its not in here, just ask us! 

I'm looking to buy drones before I start the course. Where should I go?

Is ir running face-to-face or online?

Is this online version the same as the face-to-face option?

When does it start?

When does it finish?

Can the course be undertaken at any time within the start / end date? i.e. I normally do this type of PD in the evenings.

When will the 'ask the expert calls' take place?

How long will the course take?

Do I need a drone to undertake the course?

Do I need a specific type or brand of drone?

What coding program do you use for the course?

I can find some drone lesson plans online for free - how is your course different?

The course looks great, but we are already doing this sort of stuff at our school - do you offer anything more advanced?

Are there any additional costs for the course?

Do I need to take any time off my classes during the day to complete various components?

Is the course accredited with the NSW institute of teachers for PD hours?

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