Mastering drones with Skills 2021
AERIAL micro-drones were awarded to schools as part of the Skills 2021 technology showcase in August.
The event gives the technology sector opportunities to interact with schools and demonstrate their technologies and work to students.
“Drones reinforce science, technology, engineering and mathematics principles, and build children’s programming skills,” Department of Education Director elearning Systems Mark Christie said.
“These drones can be programmed using several languages, including Tynker and Apple’s Swift, and incorporated into our STUMP course, comprising drone safety, training basics, use of drones, and manual and programmed piloting.
“Microdrones can be programmed to perform tasks such as small-scale search and rescue, photography, and flying between specified locations,” he said.