Elementary School Plans to Bring UAV to the Classroom

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 11, 2014 No Comments
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A DJI unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is coming to an elementary school in Illinois as a new type of interactive teaching tool for the students.

The Associated Press reports that Noel LeVasseur Elementary School in Bourbannais – in a partnership with the Township Park District – will be brought to the classroom in the second semester of the school year.

Fourth graders will be able to incorporate video from the $1,400 quadcopter into a marketing project. Principal Jeff Gindy told the Associated Press that the students will, in fact, “get a chance” to fly the vehicle but that he will be watching closely.

A higher-education school – the University of South Florida – recently said its plan to allow students to check out a UAV from the school’s library has been compromised by Federal Aviation Administration regulations.

Read the full AP report here.

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