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Amy Nichols <[log in to unmask]>
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Amy Nichols <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:22:59 -0400
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Skip...

There are quite a few YouTube videos of the different judging and it would
probably answer many of your questions to watch a few of them.  You can see
how they're laid out and what kind of questions they ask.

Also, at the tournament some teams do have little swag things they give out
to the other teams.  If you choose to go that route,  you can have your
team members brainstorm for things they might like to try, but at the end
of it, it should be their ideas.  But also, it shouldn't be just to 'stand
out' to win...but it should really be done in the spirit of cooperation,
gracious professionalism, and a symbol of their team.  I think it's a nice
thing, but I think in the end it really comes down to how they have
embraced the spirit of Core Values - including cooperation and gracious
professionalism, and how that shows in the way they act towards other teams
and each other.  That is something that should be pervasive throughout all
your meetings and the season...and it will show once you get to the
tournament.

Amy

On Mon, Sep 22, 2014 at 11:27 AM, Gail D. Drake <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

>  I have a few thoughts, I am sure ... you will get many :)
>
>
>  You have three presentations; each are five minutes:
>
>
>  Core Values
>
> Research
>
> Robot
>
>
>  Questions:
>
> (1) When do we show off our code and mechanical design for the robot? *
> In Robot judging and when the judges roam (if they get the opportunity) *
>
>
>  (2) On the Robot Design Page, under Mechanical Efficiency, the Exemplary
> criteria states "streamlined use of parts and time to repair/modify". What
> do they mean by having time to repair/modify? *‚ÄčThe greatest impact in
> this arena is the ability to change manipulators at the game table in a
> reduced time period to use the allotted time to score game points. *
>
>
>  (3) coopertition, I totally have this vision of every team running
> around, trying to do something for another team in an effort to show the
> judges that they met the objective! Not a bad thing--I am just trying to
> think of ways to make my team stand out.
>
> *‚ÄčAs a Tournament Director, you would be amazed how this is relatively
> clear.  Items that are clear to me (a) the team is the kids, for the kids
> and about the kids - parents and coaches are only guiding - when this
> happens, kids talk to kids (b) the kids are at the event to learn from
> other teams, as much as their own (c) kids actually talk with others, are
> polite to others, and genuinely care about others [this is often
> a mimicked concept] (d) kids help other kids *
>
>
>   Respectfully,
> Professor Drake
> Associate Professor Northern Virginia Community College
> ILITE FRC Robotics Coach
> ILITE FTC Robotics Coach
> Robotics Tournament Director
> US Cyber Patriot Coach
>   ------------------------------
> *From:* First Lego League in Virginia and DC <[log in to unmask]>
> on behalf of Skip Morrow <[log in to unmask]>
> *Sent:* Monday, September 22, 2014 9:25 AM
> *To:* [log in to unmask]
> *Subject:* [VADCFLL-L] When and How are the rubrics filled out?
>
>   Second question of the day!
>
>  Does VA-DC use the same rubric as the national league?
>
> http://www.firstlegoleague.org/sites/default/files/Official_Event_Info/Combined%20Rubrics2014.pdf
> When and how is it filled out? From what I understand, the tournament is
> composed of two (or is it three) robot games (best score saved) and the
> 5-minute project presentation. When do we show off our code and mechanical
> design for the robot? How will they assess teamwork? Core values? Some of
> the grading criteria seem like they would be hard to asses in such a short
> time.
>
>  Specifically, I do have a question about one particular item on the
> rubric. On the Robot Design Page, under Mechanical Efficiency, the
> Exemplary criteria states "streamlined use of parts and time to
> repair/modify". What do they mean by having time to repair/modify?
>
>  For the coopertition, I totally have this vision of every team running
> around, trying to do something for another team in an effort to show the
> judges that they met the objective! Not a bad thing--I am just trying to
> think of ways to make my team stand out.
>
>  Skip
>
>
> .
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