UAV Education

“Advancing UAV Technology by Educating our Future Leaders”

Kwads 4 Kids

 

Kwads 4 Kids is a not for Profit organization that is dedicated to educating our youth and future leaders through class room and hands on training in all areas of the drone industry. We offer a number of programs for all ages so if you’re looking to get into the drone industry you’ve come to the right place. We love drones, we want everyone to love drones so we are more the happy to dedicate countless hours teaching everyone the proper use of multirotors and how to build them so they’re a positive tool. If you would like to hear more about Kwad 4 Kids Click Here to be directed to the website.

 

Want to learn how to Build? We offer one on one training at our facility and will go through step by step ho to build.

Have kids who want to learn how to fly? Through or Kwads 4 Kids program we teach age groups ranging from Elementary all the way up through High School Through this program you will learn all the different Components of a drone, How to tune a drone and you will also get to practice flying. Your children will also get exposure to soldering, programming and all the safety precautions taken while tuning.

 

 

We also work hard to partner with other Organisations as well to bring drone training to your students…

Flite Factory has partnered with Nerding.org (which is an amazing company) to offer drone training to their students. Over at the Nerding Facility, they have a wide variety of tech classes to get kids familiar with many different areas of interest. Their team of teachers has been amazing and key to getting our kids the education needed to be ready for the tech industry as they get older.  Their team works very diligently to bring only the best curriculum and education to your kids. You can find more information about them @  Nerding.org & Kwads4Kids.com  

 

Flite Factory has partnered with the Arizona Science Center to bring Drone Education to all of their members as well. Their programs and facilities are amazing for all the makers out there who want to learn or already know how to do things themselves.

 

We also provide training and drone education in house at our Phoenix facility. If you have home schooled children or just have kids interested and want them to start learning about the drone industry through our company then you can do that here. These are the areas of the industry you will learn while attending any of our drone programs….

You will learn

  • All the different parts of the drone
  • How to build a drone
  • Safety requirements when working with multirotors
  • Industry rules are regulations. FAA law
  • How to fly a drone
  • What FPV means and how its used.
  • Where you can and can’t fly
  • all the different areas of interest there are in the industry
  • You will also get added to an amazing  here community where you can find like minded people who also have a passion for drones, UAVs, Multirotors, quadcopters, what ever you would like to call them.

Most active groups on Facebook

Click the pictures to find them…

  

 

107 Certificate Training

Looking to get your 107 Licence? We also provide 107 Certification training. In Arizona alone there are over 3000 107 certified pilots and that number grows every month so don’t wait to get in. We also go through all regulations and waivers needed to fly in certain places.

don’t hesitate, If you’re ready to take the next step into the drone industry and start learning everything you can about UAVs and Multirotors then drop us a line. sales@flitefactory.com We have classes going every week so let us know when you’re ready to get started.

 

In an article written byHeather Wolpert-Gawron at Edutopia

November 12, 2015 Updated May 26, 2017

 

Check out a variety of ways schools might use drones as a teaching tool…

         Peering up, a teacher asked me, “What are we going to use it for?” as I flew our shiny new drone up between the umbrellas on the quad, past the roof of the gym, and into the low scattered clouds. The camera projected back to my iPhone, and I could see the newly planted trees in our quad, the only green for miles in the Mondrian concrete grid that is our local community.

The students and teachers in the quad all looked up too, shielding their eyes to see the drone fly. Our custodians pulled up in their cart, and my assistant principal whooped like one of the middle schoolers on my campus.

And I’m not the only one thinking about this issue. In the book Drones in Education, the International Society for Technology in Education touts the engagement factor but also sees academic potential in using drones. To guide schools to successfully implement the technology, the book promotes the SOAR model, which stands for Safety (ethics and legal use), Operation (flight and maintenance), Active learning (engagement in problem solving), and Research (practical applications).

Using Drones in the Curriculum

In the spirit of SOAR, here are some suggestions for how to implement this technology.

1. Social Studies: Have students participate in kinesthetic cartography: Draw a map of the world in chalk and have the students “migrate” or conquer areas to show the spread of different empires. Photograph or record their movements to chronicle historical changes.

2. Language Arts: Illustrate different points of view. Take photos of little-seen areas of the school, and have students write guesses about where the photo might have been taken.

3. PE: Send the drone up during PE class to record students demonstrating a particular play. Have students watch the footage and discuss where they should have been and what they can do better.

4. Math: Create a gigantic graph. I spoke to Jim Bentley, a middle school teacher and a Buck Institute for Education national faculty member who has recently seen the value in using his new school drone to teach math. He told me, “Filmmaking is a key ingredient in our classroom. We recently obtained a drone to capture aerial footage for films we produce in conjunction with our city’s integrated waste department. But I realized that if we built a large four-quadrant graph on the playground with chalk, we could also use our drone to practice landing on different ordered pairs. With a drone, the sky’s the limit for what we could learn.”

5. Science: Look at the micro world and the macro world and the patterns repeated in each.

6. Community Building: Produce a video. We’ve seen lip-dubbed videos on YouTube. You no longer need to rent a crane (expensive) or borrow a wheelchair—as I once did—to use as a cheap, but bumpy, Steadicam. Drones allow you to see the school from above, and that can be very celebratory.

7. Current Events: Debate. What about privacy issues? What is the future of our workforce if companies like Amazon use drones for deliveries? Are drones a good technology, or are we one step closer to automaton domination?

8. Social and Emotional Learning: In terms of social and emotional learning, drones give students glimpses of themselves and their place in the world. This technology could help students visualize themselves as being a part of something greater while also helping them keep their me-me-me-ness in perspective. For tweens and teens at least, feeling a little “smaller” might help their decision-making in such a self-centric time of life.

The End of a Dream

I watched the drone hover about 60 feet off the ground, and it made me smile at the possibilities it represented. The people around me stood nodding, lost in the dreams I had shared.

And then it crashed.

The drone fell like a stone from the sky. The other teachers scattered, and the custodians’ cart left a trail of dust in its wake. Everyone abandoned me to the broken pieces of plastic hull and crushed curricular dreams.

I carried the corpse of the drone to my principal and wondered if this was a sign that it didn’t belong in schools. Or was it just an indication that I shouldn’t be the one to fly it?

The original article is very good and can be found here

 

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