What’s more fun than flying a drone in the sky and programming it to do flips and rolls? DJI’s Tello EDU is the perfect drone for the classroom, allowing students to engage in hands-on flying and learn coding at the same time. This small, lightweight drone has been designed to seamlessly integrate with classroom learning since it can be flown both inside and outside, though it’s ideal for indoor use. While the Tello EDU can also be controlled using the main Tello app, we tested out the Tello EDU app and explored how students would use the drone in the classroom and control its movements with block coding!
With DroneBlocks, STEM educators can build on student interest in flying drones and take it one step further with drones they can program! DroneBlocks is a free app that is compatible with Chrome, iPad, and Android devices and supports teaching coding with the DJI Phantom 3 and 4, Mavic Pro and Air, Spark, Tello, and Tello EDU drones. It’s a fun way to introduce or continue to teach programming concepts along with drone safety and flying techniques. The DroneBlocks app is very valuable in educational settings since it is supported by curriculum that teaches beginner and advanced drone programming with DroneBlocks and in Python, as well as virtual PD to train teachers on using the curriculum and the app.
Within the last couple of months, we’ve been able to take our partnership with DJI further by adding their new Tello EDU drone to our store. This compact drone is designed specifically for use in education and combines elements of both piloting and programming. Students can use two different apps to create simple programs in Swift, Python, or Scratch and truly start to understand what it’s like to be a programmer. Plus, the Tello EDU is very affordable for educators and bringing in drones for the entire class is also possible thanks to the variety in kit sizes we offer. To learn more about some of the best features of the Tello EDU drone, keep reading!
Our online store is always growing and we like to think of it as a one-stop shop for all educational technology needs. Whether it’s early education or high school technology, we regularly add the latest releases or versions of existing EdTech from a lot of the world’s top vendors. We also offer an Educator Discount of up to 20 percent on a lot of these items and can provide teachers and tech leaders with an easy, quick, and efficient purchasing experience. So, what’s recently been added the Eduporium store? We’ll get into that and more, including how to use these EdTech tools in the classroom, in the latest edition of the Eduporium Weekly! Keep reading to learn more about what you can find in the ‘New Arrivals’ section of our store.
STEM education with drones is pretty cool in itself as students can learn about everything from controlling the drone, creating a flight path, capturing photos and video, and even getting more familiar with federal flying regulations while potentially preparing for a 21st century career. Well, we think it’s even more cool when they can use a programmable drone and combine flying and coding while creating programs that control the drone’s aerial moves, direction, and flight time! There have been a few programmable drones around for a bit now, but we were recently able to add the Tello EDU drone to our store and its incredibly affordable for also being programmable. So, our next step was to take it for a test flight and see what STEM learning in the classroom would be like with this compact but powerful tool!
DJI is one of the world’s leaders when it comes to drones. Their abundance of models allow anyone with any amount of flying experience to ease into the drone world at the speed that’s right for them. They’ve intrigued both hobbyists and STEM enthusiasts with their MAVIC, SPARK, and Phantom drones, but now they’ve added something new to their offerings – something that’s now available on the Eduporium store. Their brand-new Tello EDU drone is designed exclusively for use in STEM education and provides both teachers and students with a new and exciting way to learn about piloting – and programming!
We've got a drone to pick for you. Actually, we just added six new drones from DJI to our store and they're pretty awesome! Each model is designed to improve upon earlier drones and offer students a longer flight time without any complications. Oh, and did we mention students can engineer and program the drones themselves? Or, simulate a flight using DJI's virtual reality goggles? Now do we have your attention? DJI's drone options are great for students. It's as simple as that.