Teacher guide Travel safe

TLF ID M025078

In this series of lessons, students use a basic programming language to design and create an app for younger students to encourage them to use public transport safely. They explore basic user-interface principles and take into account aesthetics and the development of a positive user experience. Their goal is to create an app that conveys safety information in the most accessible way.




Educational details

Educational value
  • This resource is valuable for supporting the years 7 and 8 Digital Technologies learning area content description about designing the user experience of a digital system, generating, evaluating and communicating alternative designs. Students are engaged in designing and creating an app to guide younger users through safe travel, including a focus on the user interface and experience.
  • The resource is also valuable for the years 7 and 8 Digital Technologies learning area content description about implementing and modifying programs with user interfaces involving branching, iteration and functions in a general-purpose programming language. Students use Scratch, Swift or another programming platform to create a simple application for conveying safety messages for younger users.
  • This resource is of great value to supporting the years 7 and 8 Victorian curriculum Digital Technologies learning area, as it directly links to the relevant Victorian curriculum content descriptions.
  • The resource is also valuable for supporting the Information and Communication Technologies general capability. The lessons provide authentic opportunities for students to collaboratively create and modify digital solutions and creative outputs as they plan, create and evaluate their own public transport safety apps.
Year level

7; 8

Learning area
  • Digital technologies
  • Technologies

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  • Name: Education Services Australia
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  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
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  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
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  • Publisher
  • Name: Public Transport Victoria
  • Organization: Public Transport Victoria
  • Description: Publisher
  • URL: https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/
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  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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  • © 2019 Education Services Australia Ltd, unless otherwise indicated. Resource developed by Education Services Australia for Public Transport Victoria.