The Tools of the Trade
Michael A. Martinez
- The IB Design Cycle
Edmodo is a great website for student and teachers to communicate, ask questions (i.e homework, assignments, and projects). Its an excellent learning management system. You may use this tool to talk to your teachers and ask questions about school work any confusion you may have on anything. The benefits of this tool is that you may use this on any of your devices (Phones, tablets, computers) at any time!
Remind is safe, free way to text message students and keep in touch with parents. You may use this tool to always
Easel.ly is great for creating and great for sharing creative ideas through making your very own info-graphics. Easel.ly is great for you to use to create info-graphics for many things, also having already prepared info-graphics. The benefits of this website are that you can you use this any time you like and it doesn't only have to be for school it could also be used for personal use!
Tackk is a simple way to create your very own pages on the web. It's your very own page, flyer, blog post, or poster. You may use to tackk to create multiple things for own use on the web. The benefit of this website is that Tackk is free and nearly limitless in the possibilities of what you can use it for.
The IB Design Cycle is a method of solving problems using and technology which proves very useful. This is a great tool because it helps you know the exact process that you must take when using technology for projects or any work you must do.
The IB Design Cycle Steps and Explanations:
Inquiring and Analysing:
-Explain and justify the need for a solution
-Identify and prioritize primary and secondary information
-Analyse a range of existing products that inspire a solution to the problem
-Develop a detailed design brief
-Develop a design specification
-Develop a range of ideas that are feasible
-Present a final chosen design and justify its selection
-Develop accurate planning/drawings and outline the requirements
Creating the Solution
-Construct a plan
-Demonstrate excellent technical skills
-Justify any changes to the plan
-Present the solution
-Design relevant testing methods which generates data and measure success of solution
-Evaluate success of solution against design specifications
-Explain how it could be improved
-Explain the impact of the solution on the audience/client