Teachers are using drone delivery services to send students their summer reading books. Social distancing has made it tougher for students to reach public places such as libraries. This system provides students access to more educational resources while at home.
Kelly Passek thought to use the company Wing to bring books to her students. When a book order form comes in, she searches for books in school district libraries. She then delivers the books to a drone facility to be flown over to readers. This service is available for 600 students in the Montgomery County Public Schools in VA.
“I’m hoping that we get our students that are already readers, and students who are thinking it is going to be really excellent to get books delivered by drone,” said Passek, a middle-school librarian.
Drone have been performing essential tasks such as the delivery of food and medical items since the start of the pandemic. By delivering free library books, the drone industry can now make reading safe and accessible for students.