Tools of the trade
by:Mark Polanco


Edmodo provides a safe and easy way for a class to connect and collaborate with students and teachers and put in grades and progress. you can send messages to your teacher and friends like files or text.


Remind is a safe, free way for teachers to text message students and keep in touch with parents. It sends you messages to remind you about stuff. you can text yourself to remind you later.

Easel is a simple web tool that empowers anyone to create and share powerful visuals info graphics, posters... no design experience needed! You can make info graphics for work or school free.


Tackk is a simple way to create beautiful pages on the web. It's your very own page, flyer, blog post, or poster.

The IB Design Cycle

inquiring and analyzing

students are presented with a design situation, from which they identify a problem that needs to be solved.


-explain client/target

-identify and prioritize the primary and secondary research

-Analize products that inspire a solution to the problem

developing ideas

students write a detailed specification.


-develop a design specification

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

-present the final chosen design and justify its selection

creating the solution

students plan the creation of the chosen solution.


-demonstrate excellent technical skills when making the solution

-follow the plan to create the solution

-present the solution as a whole


students design tests and objectively evaluate its success.


-design detailed and relevant testing methods to measure the success of the solution

-critically evaluate the success of the solution against the design specification

-explain how the solution could be improved

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