Tools of the Trade
Edmodo is a free tool used by schools nationwide. It's a free website used so that teachers and students can interact. It informs the students about the homework and when it's due. Students can also talk about the homework to help each other.
Easel.ly is a free site that helps in understanding information which is represented in infographic form. You can also create your own infographics so you can see the data which is represented easier.
Remind is a free system that reminds students of the due dates for their homework. If we sign up with our class with our phone number or email, we will get texts or emails which reminds up of what we need to do and when to do it.
Tackk is a free online system with easy ways to create a webpage in a shorter time than all the hard coding. It's basically the same as making a webpage but so much easier.
The Design Cycle is a system that all people use to solve everyday problems.
STEP 1: INQUIRING AND ANALYZING
Identify the problem and the need for a solution. Analyze what you know and make design summaries based off your analysis.
STEP 2: DEVELOPING IDEAS
Write a detailed specification with all the criteria. Present your final chosen design and justify why you chose it.
STEP 3: CREATING A SOLUTION
Construct a logical plan to make the solution. Justify any changes that were made. Present the solution as a whole or with detailed pictures.
STEP 4: EVALUATING
Test your solution's success against the design cycle. Explain how it could be improved.