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Ticketing Part II
- SmartRider

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Students will:
  • Learn about ticketing options reading and interpreting information
  • Identify best buys by calculating discounts using percentages
  • Learn how to develop an argument and create texts that persuade – specifically focusing on promoting the use of SmartRider as a cost-effective way to access sustainable transport options
  • Explore text conventions in print and electronic texts
  • Investigate the use of smart technology in electronic ticketing systems
  • Develop valuable knowledge and skills about how to buy and use tickets on public transport in Perth.

BEFORE YOU START

LEARNING PROCESS: Whole class [5-10 minutes]

Introduce the topic of tickets asking students to think about how they have used tickets. Discuss why tickets are important.

Review the Ticketing learning goals rubric on smart travel and share the learning goals with the students.

Provide sample tickets for the students to look at – include train, bus and ferry tickets, but you could also show plane tickets or tickets for events. Ask students to observe the information printed on the tickets. You could also talk about virtual tickets and how technology plays a role in ticketing systems. Ask if any students have a SmartRider card and using the Fact File information, explain how the SmartRider card works. You could display images of the SmartRider and scanners on the interactive whiteboard to familiarise students with what they look like.

LEARNING PROCESS: Whole class [5 minutes]

Watch the SmartRider video provided. Suggest that students take notes

LEARNING PROCESS: Small groups [15 minutes]

Working in the classroom with computers and/or tablets, or working in the ICT suite, explain to the students that you are sending them on a fact-finding mission. Ask students to go to the Transperth home page.

Divide the students into groups of 3 or 4 and give each group a set of SmartRider Challenge Cards. They have to work through the cards and find answers to the problems, using the information provided in the video and by conducting research online. Students will need to take notes during this exercise.

LEARNING PROCESS: Whole class [10 minutes]

Once the students have completed their research activity, review what they discovered. Display the Transperth website on the interactive whiteboard and ask students to come up to the board and talk through how they found the information.

Throughout this review, highlight the use of text structures and navigational devices, so that students understand how information can be presented in different ways to support good communication.

LEARNING PROCESS: If there’s time: [10 minutes]

Provide the students with a copy of the SmartRider application form and explain that to activate the SmartRider, it needs to have $10 of value added to the card. With this in mind, ask the students to write a letter home asking if they can have $10 value added to their SmartRider so that they can use it. They will need to use persuasive writing techniques to convey the benefits of sustainable travel and using the SmartRider as a way to take advantage of discounted tickets.

Remind students about persuasive writing techniques and to pay attention to their handwriting, grammar and punctuation.

EXTENSION

Ask the students to create an advert that ‘sells’ the benefits of getting a SmartRider. We’ve provided you with a SmartRider Advertising Brief, which you can copy and distribute to your students. They can create a flyer, poster or digital advert using audio, video or PowerPoint presentation software. Encourage students to be creative, but to also give consideration to their objective to sell the idea of using a SmartRider, but also how they structure information. Make time for students to present their work in class. You might want to vote on the advert/presentation that the class likes best and show it in a school assembly.

ASSESSMENT

We’ve provided a simple rubric that you may wish to use at the start and end of the activities to discuss progress with the students.

OVERVIEW

This lesson is the second part of a two-part resource on ticketing. It introduces students to the use of smartcards for ticketing and looks specifically at Transperth’s electronic ticketing system, SmartRider. It teaches students how to read and interpret information presented in a number of different formats. It also provides them with the opportunity to explore and understand the benefits of using public transport as a sustainable way to travel.
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AUSTRALIAN CURRICULUM

Year 5

 

Learning Area

English

Strand

Language

Substrand

Text structure and organisation

Content code

ACELA1504

Content description

Understand how texts vary in purpose, structure and topic as well as the degree of formality.

 

Year 5

 

Learning Area

English

Strand

Language

Substrand

Text structure and organisation

Content code

ACELA1797

Content description

Investigate how the organisation of texts into chapters, headings, subheadings, home pages and sub pages for online texts and according to chronology or topic can be used to predict content and assist navigation.

 

Year 5

 

Learning Area

English

Strand

Literacy

Substrand

Interacting with others

Content code

ACELY1796

Content description

Use interaction skills, for example paraphrasing, questioning and interpreting non-verbal cues and choose vocabulary and vocal effects appropriate for different audiences and purposes.

 

Year 5

 

Learning Area

English

Strand

Literacy

Substrand

Interacting with others

Content code

ACELY1700

Content description

Plan, rehearse and deliver presentations for defined audiences and purposes incorporating accurate and sequenced content and multimodal elements.

 

Year 5

 

Learning Area

English

Strand

Literacy

Substrand

Interpreting, analysing, evaluating

Content code

ACELY1702

Content description

Navigate and read texts for specific purposes applying appropriate text processing strategies, for example predicting and confirming, monitoring meaning, skimming and scanning.

 

Year 5

 

Learning Area

English

Strand

Literacy

Substrand

Interpreting, analysing, evaluating

Content code

ACELY1703

Content description

Use comprehension strategies to analyse information, integrating and linking ideas from a variety of print and digital sources.

 

Year 5

 

Learning Area

English

Strand

Literacy

Substrand

Creating texts

Content code

ACELY1704

Content description

Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive print and multimodal texts, choosing text structures, language features, images and sound appropriate to purpose and audience.

 

Year 5

 

Learning Area

English

Strand

Literacy

Substrand

Creating texts

Content code

ACELY1706

Content description

Develop a handwriting style that is becoming legible, fluent and automatic.

 

Year 5

 

Learning Area

English

Strand

Literacy

Substrand

Creating texts

Content code

ACELY1707

Content description

Use a range of software including word processing programs with fluency to construct, edit and publish written text, and select, edit and place visual, print and audio elements.

 

Year 6

 

Learning Area

English

Strand

Language

Substrand

Expressing and developing ideas

Content code

ACELA1524

Content description

Identify and explain how analytical images like figures, tables, diagrams, maps and graphs contribute to our understanding of verbal information in factual and persuasive texts.

 

Year 6

 

Learning Area

English

Strand

Literacy

Substrand

Texts in context

Content code

ACELY1708

Content description

Compare texts including media texts that represent ideas and events in different ways, explaining the effects of the different approaches.

 

Year 6

 

Learning Area

English

Strand

Literacy

Substrand

Interacting with others

Content code

ACELY1710

Content description

Plan, rehearse and deliver presentations, selecting and sequencing appropriate content and multimodal elements for defined audiences and purposes, making appropriate choices for modality and emphasis.

 

Year 6

 

Learning Area

English

Strand

Literacy

Substrand

Interpreting, analysing, evaluating

Content code

ACELY1711

Content description

Analyse how text structures and language features work together to meet the purpose of a text.

 

Year 6

 

Learning Area

English

Strand

Literacy

Substrand

Interpreting, analysing, evaluating

Content code

ACELY1712

Content description

Select, navigate and read texts for a range of purposes, applying appropriate text processing strategies and interpreting structural features, for example table of contents, glossary, chapters, headings and subheadings.

 

Year 6

 

Learning Area

English

Strand

Literacy

Substrand

Interpreting, analysing, evaluating

Content code

ACELY1713

Content description

Use comprehension strategies to interpret and analyse information and ideas, comparing content from a variety of textual sources including media and digital texts.

 

Year 6

 

Learning Area

English

Strand

Literacy

Substrand

Creating texts

Content code

ACELY1716

Content description

Develop a handwriting style that is legible, fluent and automatic and varies according to audience and purpose.

 

Year 6

 

Learning Area

English

Strand

Literacy

Substrand

Creating texts

Content code

ACELY1717

Content description

Use a range of software, including word processing programs, learning new functions as required to create texts.

 

Year 7

 

Learning Area

English

Strand

Language

Substrand

Text structure and organisation

Content code

ACELA1763

Content description

Understand that the coherence of more complex texts relies on devices that signal text structure and guide readers, for example overviews, initial and concluding paragraphs and topic sentences, indexes or site maps or breadcrumb trails for online texts.

 

Year 7

 

Learning Area

English

Strand

Literacy

Substrand

Texts in context

Content code

ACELY1765

Content description

Analyse and explain the effect of technological innovations on texts, particularly media texts.

 

Year 7

 

Learning Area

English

Strand

Literacy

Substrand

Interacting with others

Content code

ACELY1720

Content description

Plan, rehearse and deliver presentations, selecting and sequencing appropriate content and multimodal elements to promote a point of view or enable a new way of seeing.

 

Year 7

 

Learning Area

English

Strand

Literacy

Substrand

Interpreting, analysing, evaluating

Content code

ACELY1721

Content description

Analyse and explain the ways text structures and language features shape meaning and vary according to audience and purpose.

 

Year 7

 

Learning Area

English

Strand

Literacy

Substrand

Interpreting, analysing, evaluating

Content code

ACELY1722

Content description

Use prior knowledge and text processing strategies> to interpret a range of types of texts.

 

Year 7

 

Learning Area

English

Strand

Literacy

Substrand

Interpreting, analysing, evaluating

Content code

ACELY1723

Content description

Use comprehension strategies to interpret, analyse and synthesise ideas and information, critiquing ideas and issues from a variety of textual sources.

 

Year 7

 

Learning Area

English

Strand

Literacy

Substrand

Interpreting, analysing, evaluating

Content code

ACELY1724

Content description

Compare the text structures and language features of multimodal texts, explaining how they combine to influence audiences.

 

Year 7

 

Learning Area

English

Strand

Literacy

Substrand

Creating texts

Content code

ACELY1725

Content description

Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive texts, selecting aspects of subject matter and particular language, visual, and audio features to convey information and ideas.

 

Year 7

 

Learning Area

English

Strand

Literacy

Substrand

Creating texts

Content code

ACELY1727

Content description

Consolidate a personal handwriting style that is legible, fluent and automatic and supports writing for extended periods.

 

Year 7

 

Learning Area

English

Strand

Literacy

Substrand

Creating texts

Content code

ACELY1728

Content description

Use a range of software, including word processing programs, to confidently create, edit and publish written and multimodal texts.