DRONE PROGRAMMING with the TELLO
– BASIC version (grades 4-6)

These comprehensive curriculum packages are aimed at programming your Tello drone to fly missions from your computer or mobile device. Two versions are available:

* BASIC (7-Units) for grades 4-6
* ADVANCED (14-Units) for grades 7-12

A set of classroom Tello drones are required to successfully utilize this curriculum. The suggested ratio is 1 drone per 3-4 students. See the info below for the Tello drone packages we offer.


DRONE PROGRAMMING – BASIC

Unit 1: Safety First

Unit 2: Overview of Drone Design

Unit 3: Basics of Flight

Unit 4: Getting Started with Tello

Unit 5: Overview of Programming

Unit 6: Coding with Scratch

Unit 7: Coding with DroneBlocks

Supplement: Learning to Code with Swift Playgrounds

This comprehensive curriculum begins with lessons concerning drone configurations, terminology, history, and the physics of flight. After being introduced to the amazing capabilities of the Tello drone, your students will be given an overview of programming concepts and conventions. Units 6 and 7 focus on drag-and-drop methods using Scratch and DroneBlocks, a fun level of programming that is perfect for elementary grades (4-6).

Each UNIT includes:

• Dedicated Handouts

• PowerPoint™ Presentations

• Vocabulary Definitions w/Quizzes

• Student Activities

• Unit Quiz (20 questions)

• Teacher Lesson Plan

This PROGRAMMING CURRICULUM requires Tello drones. The drones are available from several online sources, however we offer several packages that include extra props, batteries, prop guards, and chargers … everything you need to get up and flying!! See the link below …

The basic (white) Tello is perfect for in-class flying activities and drag-and-drop programming but it is NOT programmable with text-based languages such as Swift, Python, and JavaScript.

The BASIC version of the PROGRAMMING CURRICULUM (7 Units) works with drag-and-drop programming ONLY while the ADVANCED version (14 Units) references both drag-and-drop and text-based languages.

These are great camera drones, with models capable of advanced flight maneuvers and programming. The Tello drone is specifically needed for our DRONE PROGRAMMING CURRICULUM. We offer various packages for the Tello.


Teacher Requirements:

• Desktop or Laptop (Windows or Mac).

• Adobe Reader

• Microsoft PowerPoint.

• Microsoft Office or OpenOffice.

• Screen Projector.


Student Requirements:

• Course Prerequisites: None.

• Desktop or Laptop (Windows or Mac).

• Adobe Reader

• Microsoft PowerPoint.

• Microsoft Office or OpenOffice.


• Delivery Format: Digital download.

• ADVANCED version: $1599 per school.

• BASIC version: $899 per school.

  (Unlimited teachers, students, and computers. License never expires.)

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NOTE: Because each curriculum has been written as a “stand-alone” package, you will find some common content among them. The areas of safety, drone concepts/terminology, and flight basics are deemed important for students to learn no matter the curriculum’s overall focus.