Innovate for Climate Change Course

Create an app that aims to act on climate change

  • Students work in teams to design and create an app that acts on climate change over 12 sessions

  • Skills Builder accredited course content providing essential skills for students

  • A course mapped to the curriculum providing climate action and digital literacy skills

  • On-demand teacher training

Key Stage 3

12 Sessions

In class or extracurricular

Basic to advanced programming

Teacher training for this course

Apps for Good provides a short online training course that we strongly encourage all educators to complete before delivery of the course content. The training will introduce you to the subjects of climate change and climate action as well as the teaching approaches utilised in the course.

Training part 1: Course background

Objective: To help you understand more about this course, so you can explain it to your students.

Training part 2: Preparation

Objective: To walk you through the technical and general set up that needs to be completed in advance of delivering the course.

Training part 3: App Lab, computing & digital tools

Objective: To show you how to set-up your App Lab teacher account and how to use App Lab.

Training part 4: Feedback

Objective: To show you how to collect feedback in order to measure impact.

Innovate for Climate Change course workbook for students

Our digital workbook contains sessions activities so you can guide your students through the course

Course sessions

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Innovate for Climate Change course overview

Course resources

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Session 1: Technology for Social Good

Objective: To understand how technology can be created for social good

Session 2: Climate Change

Objective: To understand the impact of human activity on the carbon cycle and create an app to check other people’s understanding

Session 3: Rethinking

Objective: To understand systems thinking as a means of acting on climate change

Session 4: Climate Action

Objective: To understand how to use technology to take action against climate change

Session 5: Imagining a Positive Future

Objective: To understand what motivates others to take climate action

Session 6: Climate Action App Ideation

Objective: To refine ideas for a climate action app

Session 7: Idea to Pitch

Objective: To prepare to pitch an idea for a climate action app to an Expert

Session 8: Expert Engagement

Objective: To present an app idea to an Expert

Session 9: Prototype App Development 1

Objective: To outline the functionality of a prototype climate change app

Session 10: Prototype App Development 2

Objective: To create a user experience in a prototype app

Session 11: User Testing

Objective: To incorporate feedback into an improved climate action app prototype

Session 12: Prep for Showcase

Objective: To complete and present a climate action app prototype