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Classroom Drone Essentials

Your drone and geospatial journey starts here!

Classroom Drone Essentials is our foundation program, which teaches students about drone applications in the real world, drone safety, and how to fly and code drones.

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There are 3 ways to engage in our program:

On-demand Resources
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Membership

Progress at your own pace. You will have access to on-demand resources and extra learning materials for 12 months.

Live Online
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Online Together

Bookable live online sessions with our Education team of experts. And everything on the membership.

In-person
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Incursions

A face-to-face learning experience with one of our Certified Instructors who will come to your school. Plus, everything on the membership.

Membership

Online Together

Incursions

Recommended drone
experience

Advanced

Beginner to intermediate

Beginner

12-month online portal access

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Requires your own drone equipment

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On-demand access

You can access class materials anytime, anywhere as long as you have a computer and internet connection.

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Extra learning materials

Lesson plans, videos, rubrics, assessments, multimedia lesson presentations, ready-to-teach curriculum-mapped resources, plus classroom management tips and hacks.

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Bookable live online sessions

Three 1-hour sessions covering drone and device setup, classroom management, curriculum, and troubleshooting.

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Help with drone setup

1-1 technical support on how to set up your drones and tablets for classroom use, how to set up a space for safe flying, and how to safely take flight with your students.

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Classroom management advice

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Personalised curriculum advice & classroom troubleshooting

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Face-to-face classroom visit

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Teacher Professional Learning Certificate

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Can be upgraded to include additional teachers

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Available worldwide

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Australia Only

From

$240

/Year

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$725

/Year

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$2,255

9,300+ students have experienced our face-to-face program.

2,000+ teachers learned how to teach with drones.

90% satisfaction among teachers attending our workshops in 2023.

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

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What will you learn with Classroom Drone Essentials?

Your students will become geospatial scientists with this curriculum-mapped activity.

They’ll get exposed to role models, challenge unconscious bias, explore applications of drone technology, and understand safety and drone regulations. They will also 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

Included

Students have the opportunity to gain their Junior Drone Pilot 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.

What Other Teachers Say

We help teachers of all confidence and skill levels by making teaching with drones easy.

“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 century skills in students without them even realising!”
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Anthony Roohan
Scots All Saints
“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, Brisbane
“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

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