Tools of the Trade

Kriya Naidu

  • -Edmodo
  • -Remind
  • -Tackk
  • -The IB Design Cycle


Edmodo is a educational website that serves as communication between students and teachers. Assignments, pictures, and documents can be uploaded, assigned, and shared.

To Use Edmodo:

  • Post questions and comments you may have.
  • Upload or assign assignments
  • Take or assign quizzes and tests
  • Save documents to share or transport
  • Use the planner to organize your schedule


  • Easily communicate with teachers and students
  • Organize your school schedule with the planner
  • You are notified when assignments are due
  • Simple and easy to use   


Remind is a tool that teachers can use to send their students text message reminders!

To Use Remind:

  1. Visit
  2. Sign up with your phone number and teacher info or if you are a teacher create a group
  3. You can now send /receive text message notifications


  • Easy to sign up
  • Receive/Send text message notifications that will help you remember your assignments is a website you can register for free to. It can be used to create exciting info graphics to display your info in a fun way!

How to use

  1. Register for
  2. Watch the informational video to help you get started

Benefits of

  • Create fun info graphics
  • Keeps peoples' attention
  • Easy to use


Tack can be used to create your own blog, share ideas, sell things, or present school assignments.

To use Tackk:

  1. Sign up
  2. Start with a template or blank canvas
  3. Create you ideas

Benefits of using Tackk:

  • Unique way to share you information
  • Easy to create blogs
  • Simple and easy

The design Cycle

The design cycle can be used to solve problems. It is a 4 step process, with sub-parts. The design cycle can be used in school as well as in everyday life .

To Use:

  • Just follow each step (see below)


  • Easily solve problems
  • Easy to use
  • Can be applied to most situations

Inquiring and Analyzing

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

  • My car wont start and I need to go places

Identify and prioritize the primary and secondary research needed to develop a solutionto the problem

  • Examine the car

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

  • New Car? Car Shop? Mechanic? New Parts?

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

  • My car wont start, I need to examine it and figure out whats wrong so that I can fix it. I did some research and discovered I could get a new car or call a mechanic.

Developing ideas

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

  • The new car must have good milage, look nice, and run smoothly

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

  • Mercedes? KIA? Corvette? AudiR8? Aston Martin?

Present the final chosen design and justify its selection

  • I chose the Aston Martin because it fits my specifications.

Creating the solution

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

  • Step 1: Drive to Dealer      Step 2: Sign contract     Step 3: NEW CAR!

Demonstrate excellent technical skills when making the solution

  • Went to a certified dealer

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

  • Check off the to do list

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

  • I ordered the car instead because it was out of stock at the dealers

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

  • Show off car to friends and family


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

  • Test drive car

Critically evaluate the success of the solution against the design specification

  • The car was bought and the problem was solved successfully

Explain how the solution could be improved

  • The solution could be improved by buying a cheaper car

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

  • The new car made my life a whole lot easier!

Comment Stream

3 years ago

lol very cute!