Initially, we used the P2V with a Sony Xperia Z2 ‘phone and whilst it worked very well, the limited screen size (5.2”) meant that it was not that easy to view. As we intend to use the drone with students with physical disabilities, clear viewing is essential. An iPad, we thought! That will provide a screen sufficiently large for clear viewing. And it does. But the big drawback to this is that in order to see the map, it has to be tethered to a ‘phone for the GPS – not ideal for other reasons. Despite having saved the map, without Wi-Fi it simply will not show. The jury is still out on this one.
After some initial feedback on the creation of a licence for staff wanting to use the drone with students, there is now a bigger question of whether this is actually the route we should be taking, or whether P2V experienced staff should always accompany and lead these sessions. For his advice in this regard, we are most grateful to Jonathon Watkins (@PhotoGlow) and we look forward to picking his brain again next week!