Designing Drones for Disasters
Listen and learn : Lecture
Dr. Kenneth Berry
Drones are fun, innovative and inspiring teaching tools, and are rapidly finding their way into our lives. Learn about the growing need for drone engineers, pilots and programmers, and how more and more teachers are using drones to prepare students for the economy of the future.
|Audience:||Principals/head teachers, Teachers, Curriculum/district specialists|
|Attendee devices:||Devices not needed|
|Subject area:||Career and technical education, STEM/STEAM|
|ISTE Standards:||For Students:
We will present on how to successfully use drones to teach academic content in an exciting new way using the theme of disaster response and recovery. Students are fascinated by drones. We will demonstrate how teachers can harness that fascination to teach a number of physics, mathematics, and computer science concepts in their classrooms. While the students are learning this academic content they are also learning the design process, project management and teamwork. Drones offer an exciting and innovative way to connect students to learning. Attendees will not only learn about fun ways to use drones in the classroom, but also learn how to connect to other educators around the country and world who have the same interest.
What are Drones?
Where and how are they finding their way into our lives?
How can we use drones in the classroom safely?
What are the regulations around drone use?
What concepts can be taught with drones?
What types of drones are available?
Programming and drones
The Disaster Scenario in curriculum and as a competition
How can you connect to the Drone Education Community?
Chris Carnahan, Laura Zieger & Kimberly Crowley. Drones in Education. https://my.iste.org/s/store?_ga=2.205317844.530344002.1602166103-1818132811.1599860945#/store/browse/detail/a1w1U000004LpENQA0
FAA Regulations for Educators regarding the use of drones: https://www.faa.gov/uas/educational_users/
Joseph S. Krajcik. Project-Based Instruction
Dr. Kenneth Berry is a research professor at Southern Methodist University in the Caruth Institute for Engineering Education. He has created curriculum around a number of innovative projects including robots, weather balloons, rockets, drones and computers. He has served as the PI on several state and national grant projects including an NSF CSforAll:RPP, and a Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) Project around drone research. He has presented at over 100 conferences on robotics, project-based learning, capstone curriculum, research practitioner partnerships and professional learning communities. He has hosted conferences on Drones in the Classroom, and Robots in Education.