Tools of the trade

Emily Pineda


Edmodo is a website where teachers post assignments and lets teachers and students interact over the computer. some benefits is that its Safe, closed network: students don't have to include personal information in profile, Parents can stay connected by viewing their child's work and grades, and its free!


A website where you can sign up for alerts your teacher sends you. Remind 101 is a free tool that allows teachers and administrators to quickly and safely keep in contact with their students via text message. The safety of students is protected by never having to reveal their phone numbers. is a website where users can customize their visual ideas online. is ideal for educators, students, business owners, and executives who need to convey a thought, lesson plan, or concept in an easy-to-follow visual form.

The IB Design Cycle

The design cycle is a system that helps you do your work by following certain steps.The system is useful and easy to understand because it guides you through the steps of how to do your project.The design cycle has four steps, Investigate, Plan, Create, and Evaluate.


-Identify the problem

-Develop a design brief

-Formulate a design specification


- Design a product/solution

- Plan a product/solution


-Use appropriate techniques and equipment

-Follow the plan

-Create the product/solution


-Evaluate the product/solution

-Evaluate their use of the design cycle

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