Mas­ter­ing drones with Skills 2021

The Australian Education Reporter - - NEWS -

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.

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