Tools of the trade

Hear are some of the tools that i`m learning about currently at my IT

class this year


Edmodo is a free learner management system. Its a great website where students such as me get to have a better connection with our teachers and other class mates to help us keep track of homework. Its also known as a free learner page where classmates get to interact together any help each other.


This is a website that works along side with the example above. It reminds you of what work you are missing/need to do (NTD).

Its a great website to make little posters or presentations in a quick and easy way


This specific website allows you to create great and beautiful pages you can use as blogs or just a place where you can type up your opinions of something

Design cycle

This is the process that one must go through when creating a presentation for any type of audience including teachers, students, ect.

These are the four main steps of the design cycle

    Inquiring & Analyzing

    i. explain and justify the need for a solution to a problem for a specified client/target audience

    ii. identify and prioritize the primary and secondary research needed to develop a solution to the problem

    iii. analyse a range of existing products that inspire a solution to the problem

    iv. develop a detailed design brief which summarizes the analysis of relevant research.

    Developing ideas

    i. develop a design specification which clearly states the success criteria for the design of a solution

    ii. develop a range of feasible design ideas which can be correctly interpreted by others

    iii. present the final chosen design and justify its selection

    iv. develop accurate and detailed planning drawings/diagrams and outline the requirements for the creation of the chosen solution.

    Creating the solution

    i. construct a logical plan, which describes the efficient use of time and resources, sufficient for peers to be able to follow to create the solution

    ii. demonstrate excellent technical skills when making the solution

    iii. follow the plan to create the solution, which functions as intended

    iv. fully justify changes made to the chosen design and plan when making the solution

    v. present the solution as a whole, either: a. in electronic form, or

    b. through photographs of the solution from different angles, showing details.


    i. design detailed and relevant testing methods, which generate data, to measure the success of the solution

    ii. critically evaluate the success of the solution against the design specification

    iii. explain how the solution could be improved

    iv. explain the impact of the solution on the client/target audience.

This process could also be used for things like fixing your car or computer

Each one of these pictures corresponds to the paragraphs up on the top


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