Drones increasingly becoming common part of education

In this Aug. 25 photo, from left, fifth-grade students Parker League, Zane Flores and Brendan Albers reassemble their drone after it took a spill during an experiment at Whitetail Elementary in Gretna, Neb. (Megan Farmer/Omaha World-Herald via AP)

In this Aug. 25 photo, from left, fifth-grade students Parker League, Zane Flores and Brendan Albers reassemble their drone after it took a spill during an experiment at Whitetail Elementary in Gretna, Neb. (Megan Farmer/Omaha World-Herald via AP)

From the Omaha World-Leader: Ingraham is a technology specialist with Educational Service Unit 3, a political subdivision that provides technology support to 18 eastern Nebraska school districts.

The organization bought 25 drones, including the Phantom, as part of its mission to seek out emerging technologies that might be important to schools in the future, he said.

“It just seemed to be an incredibly compelling way of engaging students, specifically in STEM concepts — science, technology, engineering, math — that is so important for the future of our nation,” Ingraham said.

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