STEM: Drones- August, 2019
REQUIRED APPS AND DOWNLOADS FOR STEM-DRONES.
DATE Information/Activities/Projects and Assignments

FRI

8/23

BELLRINGER: Complete the "Part 107 Practice Questions, #1" Thinking Sheet. There are some questions on here that we have not directly covered. See if you can figure out the proper answers!

FOR TODAY: We head OUTSIDE to do some flying with our TELLOs. ALL STUDENTS will use the complete FLIGHT CHECKLIST at all times!

UPCOMING ASSIGNMENTS: Over the next week, ALL STUDENTS need to schedule times to meet with me during class or on their own time to complete a CHECKLIST TEST and a DRONE SKILLS TEST. Once a student has completed and passed these two tests and I feel that they are safe and capable flyers, they will be allowed to take their TELLOs outside the building to work on DRONE PROJECTS. Each TEST will be worth 100 points and will be on a 0/100 grading basis.

OUR FIRST TWO DRONE PROJECTS:

  • The HHS DRONE SELFIE Assignment: Students will take a photograph of themselves from their TELLO which shows THEMSELVES and HHS (any area is fine). Drone must be at a height of at least 20 feet. CREATIVITY ENCOURAGED! 25 point assignment, due by the end of next week.
  • The HHS DRONE VIDEO: Students will create an HHS DRONE VIDEO, complete with music, transitions, titles and credits and at least 10 drone video shots, all using their TELLO. Project due in 2-3 weeks. Worth 100 points.

WED

8/21

BELLRINGER: We complete the "What's Wrong with this Flight?" Thinking Sheet and discuss.

FOR TODAY:

PART 107 Lecture: We will spend 20-30 minutes today reviewing some of our 107 Video Study Guide. This part of the video pertains specifically to NUMBERS on the 107. ALL STUDENTS WILL TAKE NOTES!

SECOND HALF OF CLASS: We will head to the Aux Gym and do some flying with our TELLOs. ALL STUDENTS will use the complete FLIGHT CHECKLIST at all times!

UPCOMING ASSIGNMENTS: Over the next week, ALL STUDENTS need to schedule times to meet with me during class or on their own time to complete a CHECKLIST TEST and a DRONE SKILLS TEST. Once a student has completed and passed these two tests and I feel that they are safe and capable flyers, they will be allowed to take their TELLOs outside the building to work on DRONE PROJECTS. Each TEST will be worth 100 points and will be on a 0/100 grading basis.

OUR FIRST TWO DRONE PROJECTS:

  • The HHS DRONE SELFIE Assignment: Students will take a photograph of themselves from their TELLO which shows THEMSELVES and HHS (any area is fine). Drone must be at a height of at least 20 feet. CREATIVITY ENCOURAGED! 25 point assignment, due by the end of next week.
  • The HHS DRONE VIDEO: Students will create an HHS DRONE VIDEO, complete with music, transitions, titles and credits and at least 10 drone video shots, all using their TELLO. Project due in 2-3 weeks. Worth 100 points.

MON

8/19

BELLRINGER: Complete the THIRD METAR THINKING SHEET. This Thinking Sheet includes two actual Part 107 test questions! See if you can get them right!

We receive and review our checklists. Mr. B. does a MISSION DEMONSTRATION.

We review DRONE FLIGHT BASICS- how to power up drone, how to start propellers, how to use the left stick for up/down and yaw and the right stick for forward/backward and strafe, how to land and how to power down.

We pair our controllers to our phones by going to the DJI Tello Tutorial page. This is currently blocked on our network, so I have printed a .PDF of the CONTROLLER PAIRING TUTORIAL, use if needed.

We connect to and then fly our DJI TELLO drones, using all CHECKLIST PROCEDURES.

Part 107 Lecture: If we have time, we will start working on some of our 107 Video Study Guide. TAKE NOTES!

FRI

8/16

BELLRINGER: Complete the SECOND METAR THINKING SHEET.

SYLLABUS IS DUE TODAY! PLEASE PUT IT IN MY FOLDER.

We discuss our first successful DRONE CLASS mission!

All of our drones are in! We will open our TELLOs today and set the batteries and controllers for charging, so that we can begin flying on MONDAY.

Part 107 Lecture: If we have time, we will start working on some of our 107 Video Study Guide. TAKE NOTES!

WED

8/14

BELLRINGER: Complete the FIRST METAR THINKING SHEET.

STEM- Drones Course overview and classroom rules and regulations, we complete this today.

We discuss the following issues:

  • Droning on Block Days.
  • Part 107 lectures and studying at the start of the semester.
  • The Tello Image/Video Issue and how to solve it (email?, Google Drive?).
  • Phone APP Downloads

SKIN SELECTION for your Mavic Air. This will be done in order of seniority in Mr. B.'s classes. We will figure this out in class today. (Don't worry, there will be a nice looking skin for everyone!)

Part 107 Lecture: If we have time, we will start working on some of our 107 Video Study Guide. TAKE NOTES!

COMPUTER LOGIN: Navigate to highlandtechnology.org, BOOKMARK page!

  • Temporary Login for new students: USERNAME: techlab
  • PASSWORD: huskies1

STEM- Drones SYLLABUS: DUE Friday, 8/16, 15 point assignment.

TUE

8/13

Welcome Back!

Names and Introductions.

STEM- Drones Course overview and classroom rules and regulations

COMPUTER LOGIN: Navigate to highlandtechnology.org, BOOKMARK page!

  • Temporary Login for new students: USERNAME: techlab
  • PASSWORD: huskies1

STEM- Drones SYLLABUS: DUE Friday, 8/16, 15 point assignment.