Flying High with a Drone in the Sky

By Julian Willetts Oct 22, 2016

Winner of the FunFest raffle prize for a Drone Flight, Zachary R., was excited to take the controls and capture some aerial footage on the field last Wednesday. With plenty of space to get comfortable with navigating, Zachary and friend Jun K., were able to fly the drone with the manual controls as well as programming the drone using the app DroneBlocks to take a drone selfie, also known as a dronie.

While the FunFest prize was a real treat for these fifth grade students, YISS is currently exploring authentic integration of such technology into the classroom. Recently the drone was examined close up in a sixth grade science class where a unit of study had highlighted the increasing uses of drones and the evolving technology that goes into making these machines easily flyable.

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