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Remote Robotics: Developing Critical Thinking and Socioemotional Traits with STEAM
Dr. Brian Cook Denise Wright
Getting ready for an ascent is common practice for a pilot, but how about a middle school drone pilot? Discover STEM-based drone activities, insight into coding platforms as well as a framework for designing, building and constructing obstacle courses for drone racing.
|Attendee devices:||Devices useful|
|Attendee device specification:||Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
|Topic:||Project-, problem- & challenge-based learning|
|ISTE Standards:||For Educators:
Equity and Citizenship Advocate
-participants have access to integrated STEM lessons/activities
-insight into coding platforms
-concepts for designing, building, and constructing obstacle courses for drone racing -insight into funding drone after school program
Snapshot Presentation (20-minutes) Outline:ISTE2020
Welcome & Introductions
What does authentic learning look like in your classroom?
Flying Drones with students? -- myths
Flying Drones with students? -- Realities
Creative Thinkers and Makers
designing, building, and constructing
Four Flying Activities/Challenges /Lessons
Get your project up and running: Funding
Drones Take Flight in Middle School Program by Brian Cook (2017) https://www.middleweb.com/35984/drones-take-flight-in-middle-school-program/
Drones in Education: Let Your Students' Imagination Soar (ISTE, 2016)
Dr. Brian Cook has been tinkering with STEM after school programs for the past six years at Pocomoke Middle School (MD). He has implemented, funded, and sustained a drone after school program that supports students in grades 4-8. He has penned articles and blog posts on drones in education and presented on the topic regionally at the Maryland Society for Educational Technology.
Denise Wright, is a STEM Educator in Myrtle Beach, SC . She is a member of ISTE STEM , IVC leadership teams, volunteers for NASA as a Solar System Ambassador, piloted a distance learning telescope to be used in classrooms across South Carolina, and founded the amateur astronomy group, Grand Strand Astronomers in her local community. Denise, was recently appointed to the National Astronomy Educator Coordinators Team with the IAU and attended the 2018 launch of NASA's Parker Solar Probe. Her passions include astronomy, artificial intelligence, and learning about emerging technologies. She is an author for NSTA's Science Scope. Her column is called "The Online Teacher."
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