Presentation on theme: "Raising Your IQ on VEX IQ Team Development"— Presentation transcript:
1 Raising Your IQ on VEX IQ Team Development Nancy McIntyreRobotics Education & Competition Foundation
2 PLTW InformationPLTW schools that are using VEX, seeking education materials and information, should consult their PLTW websites and resource people first and use the general VEX resources as a supplement.
3 Education Resources for VEX IQ Platform (Elementary & Middle School) VEX IQ Curriculum – Standards Mapping Details for VEX IQ Curriculum, found in “Teacher Materials” links within each curriculum unit, for example: Standards Mapping for VEX IQ Challenge STEM Research Project: - VEX IQ Education Videos on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvvcc7S26YEgp60fNJwh64aj9ywiZ79Ta - VEX IQ Education Videos to download and save:
4 PLTW Course Standards Matching for Grades 6-12 (VEX Robotics Design System Used in Some Courses) use the “standards and objectives alignment” tab PLTW Courses are mapped to NGSS, Common Core, and STL (the ITEEA standards) VEX Robotics Design System used in specific courses VEX kits for:
5 Information on PLTW Launch, the new Elementary (Grades K-5) PLTW Program using VEX IQ is a Pilot Year – 20+ Schools Are InvolvedFull Implementation - registrations are currently being taken. Latest public information is here: VEX IQ is being used in 4th and 5th Grade modules in this curricular program. Additional Education Materials and Resources For VEX IQ & VEX Robotics Design System can be found at our programming software and other partner’s websites.
6 VEX EDUCATION INFORMATION & HELPFUL RESOURCES As of 11.20.2013 The VEX IQ Platform and VEX Robotics Design System are both developed to help educators meet the rigorous standards-based needs of the 21st Century Classroom in dynamic and flexible ways. The free VEX IQ Curriculum (for elementary and middle school) and free Autodesk VEX Robotics Curriculum (for middle school and high school) are both mapped directly to: - Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) - Common Core Standards- Standards for Technological Literacy (STL)
7 Developing a TeamThis is a wonderful way to get started and allows you to generate some excitement even before the robot is built.Team identity:Team NameLogoTeam ColorsTeam Tag LineJobs on the team:Develop a leadership teamDrive TeamPit TeamSTEM experts
8 Typical Jobs on the Team Designers - CAD Autodesk 123DEngineering NotebookProgrammers ModkitSTEM Project SpecialistsScoutsP R peopleWebsite DesignVideo production
9 How a Season Works Register your team on Robotevents.com Organizing build sessions Have a plan for each dayHave jobs for everyoneAllow time for wrap upAllow time for clean upAllow time to write in engineering notebook
10 How Often? How Many?Develop your team to fit your school, your availability, your resources…Be inclusive not exclusive. Allow as many students to participate that are willing to make the commitment and willing to contribute to the team.Some will want to designSome will want to buildSome will want to programSome will want to driveSome will want to work on the STEM projectSome will want to be on the pit team
11 Scouting teams and robots Event PlanningPrepping for an eventDrive team practiceSTEM PresentationScouting teams and robotsItems to be packedPermission Forms, Robot, Charger, Controller, Kit of Parts, Power Strip, Lunch and Snacks, STEM Project, Engineering Notebook, Highlighter, Pit Decorations, Camera.
12 Day of the Event Follow up Lessons Learned Improve Design Process Check inPit set up Drivers meetingTeam QueuingJudgingSkills ChallengesAlliance SelectionFollow up Lessons LearnedWhat did you learn about yourselves?What did you learn from others?Improve Design ProcessHave students make more entries in engineering notebookPreparing Future EventsCelebration for a job well done.Enough said
13 Three Robotics Challenge Options 60-second matches each Teamwork Challenge2 team alliances collaborate to score2 drivers – Switch controller halfwayRobot Skills Challenge1 single robot scoring most points possibleProgramming ChallengeAutonomous programming1 single robot scoring points most points possible
14 Sample VEX IQ Event Schedule All Challenge Matches Can Run at the Same TimeTeams Check In9:00 a.m.Drivers Meeting9:30Matches & Judging9:45-12:15Lunch12:15-12:45Matches Resume12:45-2:00Alliance Announcement2:15Finals Matches & Awards2:30-3:00Pits Close3:30
15 Brainstorming http://www.vexforum.com/wiki/index.php/Add_It_Up ADD IT UPHOW TO SCORE IN TEAMWORK CHALLENGEHOW TO SCORE IN ROBOT SKILLS CHALLENGEHOW TO SCORE IN AUTONOMOUS CHALLENGE
16 Engineering Notebook a. Project Management b. Organization a. Project Managementb. Organizationc. Game theoryd. Brain storminge. Initial Design Processf. Testingg. Improvement Processh. Programming
17 Building Tips How to work with VEX IQ parts Identifying Parts How to work with VEX IQ partsIdentifying PartsBasic assemblyComponents and their functionConstruction tips for competitive roboticsFocus on quality of construction Loading of motors and the build up of heat Keeping the design simpleBuild Session IDEA PAGE:
18 Programming Modkit which is based on Scratch Robot C developed at Carnegie Mellon