Elementary School Plans to Bring UAV to the Classroom

Elementary School Plans to Bring UAV to the ClassroomA 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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