Drones have been cleared for takeoff at ESU 11! Utilizing Carl Perkins grant funds, ESU 11 was recently able to purchase ten Parrot Airborne Night MiniDrones. These minidrones are ideal for indoor use in a classroom or media center setting. Students can break into teams and use the Tickle app on their iPads or mobile devices to program the drones through various challenges.
The Tickle app helps students learn basic coding, a valuable thought process and skill in the workforce. Students can program the drones to takeoff, fly in all directions, do flips, take pictures, or even turn on the headlights! Students are given various challenges that test their critical thinking skills. They have to plan the drone’s route carefully, taking into consideration speed, altitude, flight time, as well as calculation of degrees and angles. All of this makes for an exciting classroom activity that will get students working together and having fun while they learn!
These drones are available for checkout through the ESU 11 Media Center. There are two kits, with five drones each. Classroom activities for the drones can be found by going to esu11.info/drones. Click here to checkout the drones today!
This was our first go at trying out the new drones with students. Using Tickle app was super easy. They were a hit! https://t.co/6xjbAfwjHn
— Wade Gibson (@WadeGibson) September 21, 2016