When I am a judge, I open the door, welcome the team as they are entering,
and, when the last person enters, then say, "I am starting the clock now."
This year's project Challenge requires:
Set up and complete your presentation in 5 minutes or less with no adult
So practice both setup and speaking to finish in a total of 5 minutes. You
want to give the judges plenty of time to follow up with questions to
ensure that they can fill in any areas of the rubric that you haven't
On Mon, Oct 26, 2015 at 7:08 AM, Skip Morrow <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Second year coach here, but my old age is getting the better of me. What
> can we expect in the project judging session? I know our team has five
> minutes to set up and perform, but I am thinking about the logistics of the
> whole thing.
> For example, the team is lined up outside the classroom. The judge comes
> to the door and tells them to come in. The team comes in and brings the
> props for the skit. The judge explains what is going to happen ("you
> perform; you have five minutes; then we will ask questions; yada yada").
> Then the clock starts and the team performs.
> Or does the judge come to the door with his stopwatch and tell the team
> everything they need and clicks the start button and then the team goes in?
> Or something else?
> In other words, when practicing, when should I hit the start button on my
> And while I have your attention, what else can we expect in the project
> Coach Skip
> Team TechnoBotz of Chesapeake
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