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The Dip micro-lesson

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Learning time​

Kids learn by watching short, engaging video lessons.

This lesson is all about The Dip. So, when we first learn something new, we can experience something called The Dip. This is the challenge we might feel when learning something tricky. We can feel lost or stuck. When something seems difficult, and we just can't seem to understand it. We can compare the dip to like falling into a pit and not knowing how to get out. We can feel frustrated and want to give up, but this is a normal part of learning. It shows us that we are challenging ourselves and the important thing is what we do when we are in The Dip. We need to find a way to pull ourselves out. Some suggested strategies for when you are in The Dip are to ask a friend for help, watch an internet video on what you're learning or, if you've been trying for a while then perhaps have a break to ease your frustration.

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Answer time

Kids earn more screen time by answering fun educational questions.

Here are some example of questions about this video that kids may be asked in the 1Question app to earn screen time.

  • Which of these strategies might we use when we are in 'the dip'?

    1) Ask someone for help.
    2) Give up
    3) Become frustrated
    4) We shouldn't ever get in 'the dip'.
  • What might we feel when we experience 'the dip' when learning something?

    1) Lost or stuck
    2) Happy
    3) We won't feel anything.
    4) Hungry
  • Being in the dip...

    1) shows we are challenging ourselves
    2) means we are not good at learning.
    3) means the learning is too easy.
    4) means we won't learn anything.
  • Who might experience 'the dip' when learning something?

    1) Everyone - it's a normal part of learning
    2) Only very young children
    3) Only people who are not good at reading
    4) No-one
  • When might we experience 'the dip'?

    1) When learning something new we find difficult.
    2) When we do something we are already confident doing.
    3) Everytime we learn something.
    4) Only some people experience the dip.

Recreational screen time

Kids can use the screen time minutes they earned to unlock the apps selected by their parent e.g. games, social media, streaming, etc.

Out of time

When screen time minutes run out, kids are locked out and need to complete more learning in 1Question to earn more time.

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