Tools of the Trade

Sameer Siddiqui

Here is a list of tools I have learned and used in my technology class.


Edmodo is a social leaning platform for teachers and students that allows them to collaborate online.  Teachers can post assignments and share them put students for them to complete and finish.  Students can also ask teacher class related questions and can customize their profile.  Students can also put links an posts in their backpack so they can access it anytime they want in the future just like Google Drive. Edmodo makes utilizing the DER laptops less demanding by giving straightforward approaches to impart records and convey on the web.  Students enjoy using Edmodo.

Remind: Communication with students and parents.

Remind offers educators a free, sheltered and basic approach to quickly message understudies and folks. Educators can send or plan updates, assignments, homework, evaluations, or motivational messages specifically to understudies' and parents' phones. Collaborations are sheltered in light of the fact that phone numbers are constantly kept private, and messages are sent with no open answers. Instructors, understudies and parents can see messages from all their classes in one spot.
For understudies and parens, Remind gives a simpler approach to stay educated outside of the classroom. Understudies and parents can download the application and pick into get messages quicker with push notices, so they never overlook anything!

Tackk: Create beautiful pages explaining stories.

Tackk allows anyone to quickly publish anything with one simple page. There is no software to download, no login required and no special design or development skills needed.  Everyone has a story to tell, a message to share and a voice to be heard. It's Tackk's mission to empower everyone to be a creator.  Tackk co-founders built a simple tool that would empower anyone to create and share engaging content instantly on the web. Grounded in an unrelenting commitment to simplicity, Tackk was built to unlock the creativity of users both as individuals and within communities. is a website that features thousands of free infographic templates and design objects which users can customize to create and share their visual ideas  publicly online. Using the site is as easy as dragging and dropping design elements, adding objects, vhemes and more.  Users can either choose a template from our extensive library, or they can upload their own background image and start from scratch. Over 300,000 users have already registered with, and thousands of infographics are produced using the site every month.  Its great for school assignments. and office projects.

The IB design cycle is a tool used by International Baccalaureate students to help them create and evaluate solutions in response to challenges. There is investigating, planning, creating and evaluating involved.

A.  Write a list of supplies or ingredients. Find out how you can get them and figure out the problem.

B.  Ideas for the project. Includes sketches, lists of supplies or materials.  Conduct the opportunity cost an what choice is best for the current problem.

C.  This is the implementation of Step #2 - Plan. The majority of the work will be done here.  You will be fixing the problem and you will finish he job.

D.   You will tell how you can avoid it if the problem occurs again.   You will also tell how you reached your goal and did you meet the requirements and of the project?

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