JERSEY CITY, N.J., April 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Two New Jersey City University (NJCU) professors and an NJCU doctoral student have collaborated on Drones in Education: Let Your Students' Imaginations Soar, a book for educators that details the benefits of introducing the use of drones into the curriculum as a tool for improving student engagement and provides the start-up information teachers need to get a drone program "off the ground."
The authors, Dr. Christopher D. Carnahan, NJCU doctoral program coordinator and assistant professor of Educational Technology, and Dr. Laura Zieger, professor and chairperson in the NJCU Department of Educational Technology, collaborated on the book with Kimberly Crowley, an NJCU doctoral student in Educational Technology Leadership, who is a district mathematics supervisor for a large urban school district in New Jersey.
Drones in Education: Let Your Students' Imaginations Soar, published by the International Society for Technology in Education, is a valuable resource, providing teachers with everything they need to know about using drones in the classroom. The book is complete with lesson plans, real-world applications, and tips on securing funding for drones.
The authors have found that the use of drones in instructional activities allows students to have concrete examples of how STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) concepts are applied and utilized in the real world. Because drones hold students' attention and engage them in an activity, the students are able to apply and master skills that they learned during instruction.
About the Authors
Dr. Carnahan researches and provides professional development on implementing innovative technologies such as drones, robotics, and virtual learning environments to improve student engagement and achievement. To learn more about his work visit www.cdcarnahan.com
Dr. Zieger's research and instructional interests include online community-building, transformation of learning with emerging technologies including robotics, immersive virtual environments and drones, and social computing applications in education.
Ms. Crowley encourages implementation of STEM and STEAM initiatives within her school district. Her goal is to guide administrators and teachers to use technology as part of project-based learning as a way to improve student engagement.
For more about Drones in Education visit www.Iste.org/drones.
For more about NJCU visit http://www.njcu.edu/about.
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