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ERIC Number: EJ1096268
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-2158-0502
A Case for Drones
Preble, Brian C.
Technology and Engineering Teacher, v74 n7 p24-29 Apr 2015
The time has come for drones. The use of unmanned aerial vehicles played an integral and indispensable part in the United States' military operations during the wars in both Afghanistan and Iraq. Since then, drones have taken new forms, found their way into hobbyists' hands, and recently have played a role in postmodern transportation. Current developments in drone technology prompted visionary leaders of business and industry to adopt Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) as an improved means of transportation in various areas of goods and services. The time has come for pioneers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) integration and technology education to utilize this cutting-edge tool as both a topic and instructional device in K-12 education. In this article, the author presents how drones have a place in secondary education as a tool to help foster technological literacy.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A