Setup: Race Marshal uses three terminals: one for Team 1, one for Team 2, and one for the Race Marshal’s predetermined team positions for each day of the race.
All students gather in the instructional area for briefing.
Display seating assignments as per Team Profile sheets.
Review Team Position Roles and display Documents
• Trail Log: Hard-copy to Wheels to Musher and through the Team to Lead
• Excel Workbook: in Musher’s Google Drive
• Official Google Map: Lead’s Google My Maps; editing privileges with whole team.
Explain and demonstrate: Using the Ruler tool in Google Maps to measure exact distance from the last checkpoint. Display and use both teams’ actual numbers to show pins for Day 1. Wheels record data on Trail Log.
Explain and demonstrate: Team members adding pins with text and photos to the shared map.
Explain that once Musher okays Lead’s position on the map, Musher brings Trail Log to Race Marshal for approval.
Explain that Race Marshal compares Team’s Google Map position with Race Marshal’s own map. If they match, Race Marshal will release the data for Day 2, and so on throughout the race.
Race Marshal gives 10 second countdown. Team members disperse to positions and begin. Race Marshal displays timer.
The Microsoft Excel IditaRead workbooks have two macro buttons on the the last sheet of the workbook.
The Erase All Data macro is activated by clicking on the gas gauge. It will enable you to erase all the data entered in order to start a new race. I did NOT include the Save command in the macro to prevent unintentional file replacements.
The Random Number macro is activated by clicking on the square of numbers. It will generate random integers from 0-60 and place them in all of the teams and all of the members for all 14 days. You can test the functionality of the workbook and the results of the rate parameters you chose.