After racing through the week with grades 4 through 6, I made a few improvements to the Workbook. You can now see how each of the two partners did on each day’s racing.
- Have documented evidence of your timed tests.
- Have your daily WPM and Accuracy recorded in the Workbook.
- Pin your exact position on your Google Earth map.
- Bring your laptop to the Race Marshall for verification. Your scores will be entered on the Official Score Board.
Check the Standings page for your class to see how your team is doing.
Day One racing underway….Team WJ currently in 1st at 76 miles beyond Kaltag N.
Just made a new website for the Progressive Flight Simulator class at Eagle Academy. Tremendous possibilities for getting some of the more advanced students to assist with this project.
What You Need
- An account on an online keyboarding site that allows you to take one minute timed tests, scores them for wpm and accuracy, and keeps a record of your scores. I use typing.com.
- A partner. If you are racing against other teams, the teams should be as evenly matched as possible. I use a Microsoft Excel macro to generate matched teams.
- The Google Sheets Iron Type Rider Workbook to enter wpm and accuracy data. The workbook will compute your exact trail position.
- The Google Earth Iron Type Rider .kml file. You will pin each day’s exact finishing location on the trail.
- Google Earth Flight Simulator is used to drive your racing machine on the same trail as the Iron Dog Snowmachine Race.
- A Google Slides Iron Type Rider Journal. You will provide information about your team, your race vehicle, your sponsors, and photos and notes of your daily racing activity.
How to Race
To get started:
- Find and open the following items
• an internet browser on two adjacent computers
• typing.com on one computer
• On a new tab on the same computer, go to your Google Classroom stream:
•Open your Google Sheets ITR Workbook and the Google Slides ITR Journal on the same computer as the typing tests.
• Download the Google Earth .kml of the ITR trail on the second computer
- One team member starts driving the ITR trail. The other team member does 10 typing.com 1 minute tests.
- Switch positions and roles. (The typing tests should be done on one computer). After the second person has finished all ten tests, either person can do the next step. Somebody needs to keep driving, because it’s a long trip to Fairbanks by way of Nome.
- Use the Snipping Tool to take a screenshot of the day’s 10 test scores for both members and paste them in the Google Sheets ITR workbook on the Test Results tab.
- Enter the Speed and Accuracy for all 10 tests for both of the team members in the purple cells on the Test Results sheet.
- Note your ending position for the day’s run and pin the exact location on your Google Earth map.
- Put pictures and text of each day’s run in your Google Slides ITR Journal.
- The Race Marshal will place your team’s icon on the whole class online map in each day’s finished position.
Similar process as “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”.
Students tableized the lyrics by stanza and wrote their own using Google Docs. Text was then inserted into a Microsoft PowerPoint slide show with graphics to illustrate the concepts.
Grades 4 through 6 have been learning how to use Microsoft Word and Google Docs by studying Robert Frost’s famous poem in a table format, one stanza per cell with observations and comments in the right-hand column.
Most students have to finish the project for homework, but some do not have access to Microsoft Word at home. The solution for those students is simply to copy and paste their content into ASD Google Docs.
Once the students have finished the analytical steps, they have to write their own version. Here’s a line-by-line example and a finished example below.