Classroom Drone Essentials

Start your drone and geospatial journey here!

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What’s covered in Classroom Drone Essentials?

Your students will become geospatial scientists through this curriculum mapped activity, be exposed to great role models, challenge unconscious bias, explore applications of drone technology, understand safety and drone regulations as well as learn how to fly and code a microdrone.

Module 1

Drone Career Pathways

In this module, we cover how and where drones are used in industry, meet industry role models, and look at the importance of working towards gender parity and diversity within STEM.

Module 2

Drone Safety

In this module, we discuss the different roles and responsibilities of drone pilots, look at some drone rules, and conduct pre-flight safety checks.

Module 3

Manual Flight

In this module, we practice manual flight, and battery management. The students learn how fly their drone, and demonstrate competence as a drone pilot to control a microdrone.

Module 4

Coded Flight Mission

In this module, the students are given a scenario where they’ve been tasked with being geospatial scientists for a day to collect data for the local emergency services. Using block coding, the students plan and carry out their mission!

Junior Drone Pilot License

Optional

Students have the opportunity to gain their Junior Drone Pilots Licence by demonstrating they can set up a safe drone flying area, perform all safety checks, safely manually fly a microdrone, and safely perform coded flight using a microdrone and visual programming.

Bonus

Tips & Tricks for Teachers

We will share lots of tips and tricks, including equipment set up, synchronising the drones, classroom management, and general troubleshooting when the program is taught as a Teacher Professional Learning workshop and through our online resources.

Three convenient ways to access Classroom Drone Essentials

Do-It-Yourself
Professional Learning

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Simply purchase a She Maps Membership and work your way through our online resources. This is great for teachers who have the confidence to learn to fly drones in their classrooms at their own pace.

Supported Online
Professional Learning

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Be supported by our Education team to build your confidence and capabilities through our live online teacher professional learning sessions. Get access to all the online resources, and our live support sessions.

Face-2-Face
Incursions

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Give your students or teachers an amazing immersive experience and book one of our Certified She Maps Instructors to come to your school and teach our programs. 

Online professional learning + equipment

Microdrones + professional learning + teaching resources = confidence to start flying!

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Small Package
5 x Microdrones

  • 5 x Tello Edu microdrones (Boost combo)
  • 1 x Image mat 
  • 2 x LiPo battery bags 
  • 12 months access to online and live professional learning sessions 
  • 12 months of 1-1 technical support
  • She Maps Membership – 12 months access to our teaching resources including lesson plans, achievement standards, assessment tasks, rubrics, and multimedia presentations!
Includes $1,800 of drone equipment
your school gets to keep!
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Medium Package
7 x Microdrones

  • 7 x Tello Edu microdrones (Boost combo)
  • 2 x Image mats 
  • 2 x LiPo battery bags 
  • 12 months access to online and live professional learning sessions 
  • 12 months of 1-1 technical support
  • She Maps Membership – 12 months access to our teaching resources including lesson plans, achievement standards, assessment tasks, rubrics, and multimedia presentations!
Includes $2,750 of drone equipment
your school gets to keep!
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Large Package
10 x Microdrones

  • 10 x Tello Edu microdrones (Boost combo)
  • 2 x Image mats 
  • 2 x LiPo battery bags 
  • 12 months access to online and live professional learning sessions 
  • 12 months of 1-1 technical support
  • She Maps Membership – 12 months access to our teaching resources including lesson plans, achievement standards, assessment tasks, rubrics, and multimedia presentations!
Includes $3,650 of drone equipment
your school gets to keep!
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Got microdrones and just need teacher training?

If your school already has drones but you’d like our support to upskill new team members or interested colleagues, then we’ve got you covered. 

You can purchase access to our Supported Online Professional Learning program separate to the above packages.

Face-2-Face incursions

We come to you with all the equipment, and teach your students (and you) how to fly and code microdrones.

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Half day
1 x 2.5 hr session

  • Maximum 30 students / session
  • Session run in the morning or afternoon

$2,255 incl GST

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1 day
2 x 2.5 hr sessions

  • Maximum 30 students / session 
  • 2 sessions run on the same day

$3,680 incl GST

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2 days
4 x 2.5 hr sessions

  • Maximum 30 students / session
  • 4 sessions run over two consecutive days

$5,170 incl GST

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Subsidised program sessions

  • For female students in low to median ICSEA schools
  • Limited number for Qld, NSW, & Vic schools

$POA

We're here to help...let's talk!

Schedule a meeting with She Maps at a time that is convenient for you.

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Join the She Maps Facebook community

We welcome all teachers to come and join other like minded teachers on their drone and geospatial journey.

Our private Facebook group – She Maps Chat is a place to gather and get all your questions answered, not only by She Maps, but also by other teachers.

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Is Classroom Drone Essentials suitable for schools outside Australia?

Yes, absolutely. The Classroom Drone Essentials program can be taught in any classroom. While the curriculum is linked to the Australian Curriculum, the lessons, resources, and professional learning is relevant for any school.

We have educators around the world who are She Maps Certified Instructors. You can find out more about our Certified Program by clicking here.

Need help to know which drones to purchase?

Our collective depth of experience in working with schools enables us to provide expert knowledge, advice, and support when it comes to purchasing drones and geospatial equipment for your school. 

We recommend that you read the following articles, particularly if you are new to drone education.  Educational Drones: The Ultimate Guide For Your School and Microdrones for drone lessons: 3 Types for Your Classroom

To explore drone equipment and our specially tailored school packages click the button below.

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Here’s what students have to say about our programs!

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Nadia Baker
Salesian College Sunbury
“She Maps went above and beyond to organise a truly special event and workshop for our students. Our students were introduced to industry representatives as the workshop coincided with the LOCATE 2022 conference. Having real world connections to people working in the industry, a tour of the exhibition hall and then then hands-on experience with the drones made for a wonderful excursion and experience for our students.”
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Juliette Major
St Clares College, Canberra
“She Maps are an important partner in the process of creating change in our department's curriculum offerings. They provide a hands on experience that clearly relates to real world situations that is sympathetic to the needs and skill base of participants. Can't recommend their work enough!”
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Ian Burgess
Ormiston College
“Thanks to She Maps, I can now fly a drone and have many ideas on how I can use drones to enhance learning. I now have the confidence to use drones to create meaningful programs which are connected to community and provide my students with the forever skills needed for our future world.”
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Karin Wunsch
Banyule Nillumbik Technology School
“The college has a high percentage of kinesthetic learners and the She Maps course had the experience and the pedagogical tools to not just manage these students very well but to have them involved in all facets of the program and achieve the expected outcomes.”
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Roger Bartlet
Northern Peninsula Area State College
“I’d recommend She Maps to any school looking to promote STEAM Education and/or 21st Century Learning skills to their program. Whilst I was initially a little bit nervous about my drone and ICT Knowledge, Katie and the team from She Maps made life very easy and build my understanding, knowledge and confidence so that I was ready to introduce drones to my Year 5 students,. The workshops will provide you with all the skills you need to successfully introduce, engage, and instil a passion for using drones in real life situations and learning about and interpreting GIS whilst simultaneously developing a range of 21st centure skills in students without them even realising!”
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Anthony Roohan
Scots All Saints
“I’d recommend She Maps to any school looking to promote STEAM Education and/or 21st Century Learning skills to their program. Whilst I was initially a little bit nervous about my drone and ICT Knowledge, Katie and the team from She Maps made life very easy and build my understanding, knowledge and confidence so that I was ready to introduce drones to my Year 5 students,. The workshops will provide you with all the skills you need to successfully introduce, engage, and instil a passion for using drones in real life situations and learning about and interpreting GIS whilst simultaneously developing a range of 21st centure skills in students without them even realising!”
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Wendy Bode
Thuringowa State High School