Launch the Engage Section
ACTS is what the teacher will do and ASKS is how the teacher will facilitate.
Getting the Students Ready to Build
Before we can code our Code Base to move like a parade float, we need to build the Code Base!
Facilitate the Build
- InstructInstruct students to join their team, and have them complete the Robotics Roles & Routines sheet. Use the Suggested Role Responsibilities slide in the Lab Image Slideshow as a guide for students to complete this sheet.
- DistributeDistribute build instructions to each team. Journalists should gather the materials on the checklist.
- Builders can begin building. If there are multiple builders, they should alternate steps to complete the build.
- Journalists should assist with build instructions as needed.
- OfferOffer suggestions and note positive team building and problem solving strategies as teams build together.
- If students are having trouble with the pins, offer the Pin Tool as a support.
- Connect all GO Brains to the VEX Classroom App before beginning the Lab to help facilitate the use of VEX GO in your classroom.
- Use the VEX Classroom App or the indicator lights to check the status of the GO Batteries, and charge if necessary before the Lab.
- Not enough GO Tiles? Use classroom materials to make the challenge courses! Create a 600 millimeter (mm) by 600 millimeter (mm) (~24 inches by 24 inches) square with tape on the floor. Use the diagrams in the Lab 1 Slideshow to help create a course with similar dimensions.
- Ask three before me - Encourage students to ask three other students questions relating to the project before asking the teacher. This is just one way to facilitate discussions around problem solving in order to foster student agency and a collaborative mindset.
- Offer in the moment observation as teams work well, and invite them to share teamwork strategies with the class.