Daniel has made a demonstration video using the Parrot Airborne Cargo Mars drone. The video demonstrates some of its features as well as explaining the app Tynker which can be used to program and control the drone. This app is on our class set of iPads. While the app allows you to control Parrot brand vehicles it is also a coding app that teachers may find useful as alternatives to Daisy the Dinosaur, Kodable and Hopscotch.
Please note: I have only recently put the app onto the iPads and did not realise extra content had to be downloaded into the app (all the Tynker projects). This cannot be done through our filtering. So I will need some time to download the programs at home (15 programs per iPad x 30 iPads). Once these programs are downloaded they will work without the need to access the Internet so our school system will not be a problem. I have tried this process with the program Daniel used to run the Parrot Drone and it worked. Students can also be save their coding locally to the app.
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