Drones for Schools

By Digital Learning | Interested in using drones at school? Learn about some creative ways that teachers are using drones with their students.

Drones attract students to math, science classes

WASHINGTON – At the quiet corner of a table in a noisy ballroom, Kat Kenton molded pieces of foam into the tail and wings of a rudimentary glider.<p>“I’m not trying to make it perfect, just as straight as possible,” Kat, a 10-year-old from Frederick, Md., said as she adjusted the tail rudder.<p>She was …

Science

High school in Japan to offer drone and robotics course

So. Jealous.<p>In the latest installment of 'Japan is too cool and I wish I grew up there,' one private high school has announced a new course dedicated to drones and robotics. While the specifics are a little hazy, <i>RocketNews24</i> is reporting that it's a full-time, three-year program that kicks off next …

Education

Pendergast Drone Club 2016

This Kickstarter project turns paper airplanes into live streaming drones

Two years ago, PowerUp launched its Smart Module — an electric motor that clipped onto any paper airplane and could be steered remotely via a smartphone. Now, the team has unveiled the Module's successor, joining forces with French drone makers Parrot to add a Wi-Fi live streaming camera and head …

Aviation

EduDrone Challenge

Image Credit: OberwelzDesign.com<p>You might be surprised to learn that your school can purchase a drone for less than $50 dollars! If you’re interested …

A Beginning STEM Lesson for Parrot Minidrones and Tickle

If I had asked myself 17 years ago what type of lessons I might be planning in 2015, I’m 100% certain I would not have predicted I would be planning …

Gear & Gadgets

What Drone Technology Can Teach Students

If you’re like most people, you think of drones in a military or even in a police context. It’s no wonder why, really, when they most often appear in …

Airplanes

Robots and Drones in Faculty Meetings: What They Teach About Learning

I had the pleasure of attending EdCamp Leadership in Chicago where one of the topics being discussed was drones and robots and how they can be used …

DJI Phantom 3 review: an aerial photography drone for the masses

Almost a year ago to the day, I wrote about the impact DJI's Phantom 2 Vision+ might have on our skies. Up to that point, drones (or quadcoptors/multirotors, for the purists) had been slowly edging their way into mainstream consciousness. DJI's ready-to-fly Vision series, with their built-in …

Gear & Gadgets

Students using drones to learn high-tech jobs

By the numbers:<p>$200,000 — Approximate value of one software license provided through AIG<p>$5.9 million — Estimated value of licenses provided to …

Parrot unveils 13 new minidrones to tackle air, sea and land

Well, here's a fun surprise! Parrot has just revealed a pile of inexpensive new minidrones, 13 in all, including one that tackles a new medium: water. That hybrid UAV/Boat is called the Hydrofoil Drone, and is joined by a couple of new 'Jumping' drones and a new flying model, the 'Airborne.' Parrot …

Gear & Gadgets

Project Premonition aims to use mosquitoes, drones, cloud computing to prevent disease outbreaks

It starts with a better mosquito trap.<p>Then come the more autonomous drones, the cutting-edge molecular biology and the advanced cloud-based data …

The drone that can climb walls

Media playback is unsupported on your device<p>Researchers in South Korea have developed a drone that is capable of climbing walls.<p>Thrust generated from the drone's rotors allow it to stick to the wall, while its wheels allow it to move around.<p>BBC Click's Jen Copestake visits the Urban Robotics …

Tulsa-area teachers learn to build quadcopters, will share knowledge with students in summer camps

<b>Photo Gallery:</b> Quadcopters<p>We have used your information to see if you have a subscription with us. So far we have not found one. If you feel you are …

GoPro unveils drone, six camera array for VR content

RANCHOS PALOS VERDES, California — GoPro is lifting off and branching out.<p>After spending years riding on the bellies of other people's drones, GoPro is finally building its own quadrocopter for consumers. "Quads plus GoPro has been one of the most enabling combinations," said GoPro CEO Nick …

Virtual Reality

Flying STEM Education into the Classroom with SkyBot 3D Printed Drone

Drones and robotics are the backbone of modern grade school STEM education. Engaging kids with lesson plans that feel more like building a toy than …

Drones for Schools

To understand what the Drones for Schools program is, and how it came about, it helps to know a few things about my background. I didn’t originally …

10 Uses of Drones in Higher Education [Slideshare]

<b>10 Uses of Drones in Higher Education</b> from <b>Vala Afshar</b><p>The commercial and private use of drones is soaring. The devices are capturing news video, assisting farmers, filming movies, delivering packages, surveying real estate, recording vacation travel logs, and providing disaster relief. Lux Research …

College & University

Drone School Teaches Students to Fly

At a remote-controlled model airplane field in Sarasota, Fla., Justin Woody was struggling to operate a mini-copter.<p>It was not a toy but an unmanned …

Aviation

12 O'Quad High: Trigonometry in Flight

Common Core State Standards<p>Math<p>Math<p>F<p>Functions<p>TF<p>Trigonometric Functions<p>5<p><b>Choose trigonometric functions to model periodic phenomena with specified</b> …

3D Robotics Launches DroneEDU to Unleash the Power of Drone Tech in the Classroom

North America’s Largest Consumer Drone Manufacturer Now Offers Free & Discounted Hardware, Support, Sponsorship & Partnership Opportunities for All …

To use this drone, just throw it in the air and start running

The consumer drone industry is increasingly positioning itself as a maker of flying cameras, not autonomous robots. The goal is a sort of self-aware GoPro that you will allow anyone to be their own aerial cinematographer. Today a startup called Lily is trying to move a step closer to that future …

Gear & Gadgets

This Mesmerizing Drone Footage Of Antarctica Is The Most Relaxing Thing You'll Watch Today

Think Planet Earth, on a drone-sized budget.<p>After spending 16 days traveling in Antarctica last winter, Swedish creative director Kalle Ljung came back with a breathtaking version of the modern souvenir: Drone footage of the spectacular local scenery. The video sweeps over melting icebergs, rocky …

Gear & Gadgets

AirMap Is A Sky Atlas For Drone Users

An elegant solution to inelegant regulation<p>Bought a drone, and want to fly it legally, but have no idea where to do that? A new map created by drone hobbyists and enthusiasts aims to be an atlas, laying out the legal landscape for piloting unmanned vehicles. Called simply AirMap, the project is a …

Drones help aid relief in Nepal

Media playback is unsupported on your device<p>Unmanned aerial vehicles are being used to help aid relief operations in Nepal.<p>The country was hit by 7.8-magnitude quake last week leading to widespread destruction.<p>The charity Global Medic is using the drones to help photograph and map areas affected by …

Quadcopter, Multirotor and Drones Resource Site

2015 is shaping up to be the true Year of Drones and Quadcopters!<p>The giant Consumer Electronics show in Las Vegas is ground zero for many of the new …

The 3D Robotics Solo may be the smartest drone ever

What goes up must come down — and if it's a drone you're talking about, it often comes down in the most unfortunate ways possible.<p>It bounces off a tree trunk, smashes into a highway tunnel, or careens into the side of a building. It runs out of battery and falls into a body of water. Your …

Robotics