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Drones, Data, and the Great American Eclipse

Working Agenda for the 2017 July 27 ESIP teacher track sessions --
8:30– Welcome, Introductions, ESIP Overview - Shelley Olds, ESIP Education Chair
9:00 – NOAA Data in the Classroom - June Teisan
10:00 - Using Mapping Tools to Work with Natural Hazards Data in the Classroom - Robert Downs
10:30 - break
11:00 – Getting the Most out of GOES-16 Data - Margaret Mooney
11:30 – The Great American Eclipse - Pat Reiff
12:00 - Eclipse Outdoor Activities
12:30 – LUNCH
1:30 – Distribute Drones, explore drone activities - Shelley Olds & LuAnn Dahlman
2:00 – Hands-on Drone Activities (in small groups)
3:30 – Break
4:00 – More hands-on!
4:45 – Summary discussions, Evaluation and wrap-up
5:30 - Adjourn

The ESIP summer meeting will take place in Bloomington, Indiana. Conference information & registration is available at
Teacher registration is complimentary thanks to NOAA, but space is limited. Please identify yourself as a teacher when registering.

The first 15 registrants will receive a $200 travel stipend and a free recreational drone!

Resources for using drones in STEM

Instruction Manuals:

[link 'UDI 818a HD Drone instruction guide'] SQ8 mini camera: [link 'Instruction manual'] ; [link 'Youtube on how to use'] Kestral Drop: [link 'Getting started'] ; [link 'App instructions'] FAA info on drones: [link 'Getting started'] Drones in STEM Learning Materials:

[link 'UAV learning activities developed by ESIP & UCAR']

UAV Performance Test: Carry a Payload: How high is my drone flying? A 3d View from a Drone: Make a 3d model from your photos [link 'UAVs in STEM Education'] - Using drones for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) investigations resources shared in 2016 workshops

Making 3D imagery:

Recap360 - a free online application for creating 3-D visualizations from a set of photographs: [1] Trnio for Apple iOS: [2] Scann3d for Android: [3] Sketchfab to showcase your models: [4] DroneDeploy: Software mapping from drones [5]

Videos on learning to fly

About the UDI 818A HD and how to fly: About the UDI 818A HD and some tips: Flite Test - How to Fly a Multirotor - shows the controls! And does a good job on basics & safety. Demonstrates Back and forth; 'Walk the dog'; Circle around you tail in (you turn too) Quadcopter 101 flight lessons webpages -