Toolkit builder – introduction

The purpose of this page is to provide council staff and teachers with information about how to use the toolkit to set up a tailored audit task. The toolkit builder will create a web link you can share with kids to outline what you want them to do.

On this page you’ll find more information about:

How it works

There are three different audit types that you can choose for kids to complete. Keep in mind that we’re encouraging councils and teachers to work together on this. If possible, discuss what will work best for everyone.

You can choose just one audit type or you can select a combination of audit types depending on the amount and kinds of data you want to collect and get kids to analyse. The Kids Gallery includes some examples of the kinds of audit data kids might collect and submit before you choose one of, or a combination of, these options:

Each audit option comes with:

The audit type you select will determine what information and links you need to provide. We'll explain these for each audit type below – so make sure you have all of the links and instructions ready before you create your audit. You'll always be able to edit your audit later, so if you need to change anything simply login to your account again and make the required edits.  Make sure you check your various links when you make any edits.

1. Quick audit

You can preview the quick audit task here.

About this audit

This option is suitable if you want to offer kids a quick and simple audit. Kids just have to take a photo or two, draw a picture or record an audio file and then submit their file to you. We have offered a range of options to cater for different needs and abilities.

Types of data collected

  • Images including photos and drawings (these can be annotated or not)
  • Audio files and text

Things you need to have ready before before you head to the toolkit builder

  • A link that kids will use to submit their audit data (SurveyMonkey, Dropbox or similar)
  • A link to your organisation’s data management and privacy statement
  • Due dates for submission and competition details and terms and conditions (if you are running this as a competition)
  • Information about how you will invite kids to participate in the workshops 

What you will need to do with the data to prepare for the co-design workshop

You will need to prepare data packages to share with kids in the co-design workshop. Once the kids have uploaded their data via your chosen method:

  • Download the kids’ photos, drawings and audio files.
  • Either print the photos and drawings or prepare electronic devices for sharing them.
  • Save any audio files to devices where kids can play them back.
Make your link for the quick audit task
2. Digital story audit

You can preview the digital story audit task here.

About this audit 

This audit is suitable if you want to offer kids an involved task that will provide a more detailed picture of their local neighbourhood.

Types of data collected

  • Digital stories that include photos, audio and text (stories should be a maximum of 2 minutes long)

Things you need to have ready before before you head to the toolkit builder

  • A link that kids will use to submit their audit data (SurveyMonkey, Dropbox or similar)
  • A link to your organisation’s data management and privacy statement
  • Due dates for submission and competition details and terms and conditions (if you are running this as a competition)
  • Information about how you will invite kids to participate in the workshops

What you will need to do with the data to prepare for the co-design workshop

You will need to prepare data packages to share with kids in the co-design workshop. Once the kids have uploaded their data via your chosen method:

  • Download their digital stories.
  • Either make a webpage that showcases the digital stories or save the stories to electronic devices.
  • Provide electronic devices that kids can use to watch the stories – directly or via your website – at the workshop.
Make your link for the digital story audit task
3. Survey

About this audit

This audit is suitable if you want to offer kids an easy-to-complete survey. The kids pick emojis to express their reactions to a number of questions about the health of their neighbourhood. The survey questions have been adapted from the Child Friendly Places survey.

You can preview what the survey task that you will send to kids here.

You can preview what the actual online survey looks like here. For this option, you’ll need to download our survey kit and use it to set up your own online survey. If you have a standard survey process, or have additional questions you need to ask, you can incorporate those alongside our recommended questions. You can download the survey kit here.

Once you have published your survey, add a link to it in your toolkit.

If you are working in a classroom with kids you could download and print the survey to have them fill it out. You can download the in class survey here.

With this option, you would need to enter the data manually if you want to work with it online when it comes to running the workshop. Or you could get kids to do the collation as a group task.

If you do the survey in class, make sure you select this version of the survey, which doesn't ask for any personal information.

Types of data collected 

  • Survey responses in the form of emojis

This data is collected using your preferred online survey tool.

Things you need to have ready before before you head to the toolkit builder

  • your online survey link 
  • a link to your organisation’s data management and privacy statement
  • due dates for submission and competition details and terms and conditions (if you are running this as a competition)
  • information about how you will invite kids to participate in the workshops.

What you will need to do with the data to prepare for the co-design workshop

You will need to prepare data packages to share with kids in the co-design workshop. Once the kids have completed their surveys, print out or save to electronic devices any graphs or data produced from the surveys, for kids to analyse in the workshop.

Make your link for the survey task
4. Combination one: quick audit and survey

You may want kids to do a quick audit and complete the survey. Check out audit options 1 and 3 above for more detail.

About this audit

This option is suitable if you want to offer kids a shorter project yet one that still has multiple types of data collection. 

Types of data collected

  • Images including photos and drawings (these can be annotated or not)
  • Audio files and text
  • Survey responses in the form of emojis (this data is collected using your preferred online survey tool)

Things you need to have ready before before you head to the toolkit builder

  • A link that kids will use to submit their audit data (Dropbox, Google Drive or similar – see audit option 1 above)
  • Your online survey link (see audit option 3 above)
  • A link to your organisation’s data management and privacy statement
  • Due dates for submission and competition details and terms and conditions (if you are running this as a competition)
  • Information about how you will invite kids to participate in the workshops

What you will need to do with the data to prepare for the co-design workshop

You will need to prepare data packages to share with kids in the co-design workshop. Once the kids have completed their surveys, print out or save to electronic devices any graphs or data produced from the surveys, for kids to analyse in the workshop.

Create your link to the quick audit and survey combo task
5. Combination two: digital story audit and survey

You may want kids to do a digital story audit and complete the survey. Check out audit options 2 and 3 above for more detail.

About this audit

This option is suitable if you want to offer kids a comprehensive project with multiple types of data collection.

Types of data collected

  • Digital stories that include photos, audio and text (stories should be a maximum of 2 minutes long)
  • Survey responses in the form of emojis (this data is collected using your preferred online survey tool)

Things you need to have ready before before you head to the toolkit builder

  • your online survey link (see audit option 3 above)
  • your link for kids to submit their audits (see audit option 2 above)
  • a link to your organisation’s data management and privacy statement
  • due dates for submission and competition details and terms and conditions (if you are running this as a competition)
  • information about how you will invite kids to participate in the workshops

What you will need to do with the data to prepare for the co-design workshop

You will need to prepare data packages to share with kids in the co-design workshop. Once the kids have completed their surveys, print out or save to electronic devices any graphs or data produced from the surveys, for kids to analyse in the workshop.

Create a link for your digital story audit and survey combo task