Tools Of The Trade
By:Carlos Beltran


Edmodo is a learning website that helps student keep up with any assignments or projects in all their classes.Using Edmodo ,student and teachers can reach out to each other and connect by sharing ideas.Students get benefits such as keeping up with their assignments, see when assignment are due or late and get to share all your ideas if you please.


Remind is a safe, free way for teachers to text message students and keep in touch with parents.Remind benefits students by letting students know when a assignment form your class.This is sort of like edmodo but you can link it up to your phone and it reminds you automatically. is a simple web tool that empowers anyone to create and share powerful visuals (info-graphics, posters)... no design experience needed! helps people by creating posters, info-graphics Etc. These posters you make can be posted and people all over the world can see them and get the news.


Tackk is a simple way to create beautiful pages on the web. It's your very own page, flyer, blog post, or poster. Tackk is sort of similar to but with a bit more features. Tackk allows you to set links to websites and add videos so you can get a bit more information

Design Cycle

Inquiring and Analyzing

1.Explain and justify the need for a solution to a problem for a specified client/target  audience

2.Identify and prioritize the primary and secondary research needed to develop a solution to the problem

3.Analyze a range of existing products that inspire a solution to the problem

4.Develop a detailed design brief which summarizes the analysis of relevant research.

Developing Ideas

1.Develop a design specification which clearly states the success criteria for the design of a solution

2.Develop a range of feasible design ideas which can be correctly interpreted by others

3.Present the final chosen design and justify its selection

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

Creating the Solution

1.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

2.Demonstrate excellent technical skills when making the solution

3.Follow the plan to create the solution, which functions as intended

4.Fully justify changes made to the chosen design and plan when making the solution

5.present the solution as a whole, either: a. in electronic form, or through photographs of the solution from different angles, showing details


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

2.Critically evaluate the success of the solution against the design specification

3.Explain how the solution could be improved

4.Explain the impact of the solution on the client/target audience.

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