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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? ​The 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.

​As 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
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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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