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Small Steps micro-lesson

Do you struggle with balancing your kids’ screen time with their education? Say hello to 1Question, the app that solves this problem with a fun twist! Our app lets your child earn screen time minutes in their favourite apps by watching educational videos and correctly answering quiz questions. And the best part? You get to decide which apps to lock behind learning using 1Question. 

Learning time​

Kids learn by watching short, engaging video lessons.

Have you ever had a really big task to tackle? Maybe it was an important test or mom and dad asked you to clean your entire room? When faced with a large task like this, it's easy to feel overwhelmed or unsure of where to start. But people with a growth mindset know that when you have a big job, it's best to start small. First, break down your large task into smaller pieces. Ask yourself, “What small steps will help me reach my goal?” For example, if my goal is to clean my room, my small steps might be make the bed, put away clothes, and put away toys. You might find it helpful to write these down almost like a checklist. Next, choose one to complete right away. Don't put it off. Trust me, the sooner you get started, the better you will feel. Once you've completed the first part, check in with yourself. Ask, “How did it go?” and, “Do I need a break?” or, “Can I keep going?” If you need a break, take it. Most people find that once they get started, they get into a groove. Tell yourself, “I can do this,” and remember that all that hard work is helping to grow your brain. If you're trying to do big things, taking small steps will take you far.

Examples of 1Question Maths Questions

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.

  • Your friend is trying to clean his messy desk at school, but is obviously getting frustrated. What advice could you give to help them?

    1) Write down a checklist
    2) Start cleaning without a plan
    3) Ask someone else to clean it for them
    4) Ask someone else for help
  • After making a checklist of small steps, what should you do?

    1) Choose one thing to complete right away.
    2) Take a break.
    3) Try to do everything all at once.
    4) Put up getting started.
  • What do people with a growth mindset do when they have a big task to complete?

    1) They start by breaking the job down into smaller steps.
    2) They avoid getting started for as long as possible.
    3) They try to do as much as they can as quickly as they can.
    4) They give the job to someone else.
  • What two questions should you ask yourself after you check something off your list?

    1) How did it go? Do I need a break?
    2) What can I do next? Is my task complete?
    3) Do I need a break? Did I complete the task efficiently?
    4) What can I do next? How did it go?
  • Your family is trying to clean out your entire playroom. Right now everyone has different ideas about what to do and is starting to argue. Is this using small steps to complete this big task?

    1) No
    2) Yes

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.

Meet your educator

Our micro-courses are developed and delivered by qualified educators from around the world.

Brianne Elfo

Brianne Elfo

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