What is FirstWork

What is FirstWork?2023-11-01T20:09:14+00:00

FirstWork is a learning app that enables kids to earn screen time by completing learning lessons. Learn More

What devices does FirstWork work on?2023-10-20T01:27:38+00:00

FirstWorks is compatible with iPhones running iOS 16.0 or later, iPads operating on iPadOS 16.0 or later, and Android devices (both tablets and phones) with version 6.0 (Marshmallow) or later.

How does the app restriction feature work?2023-10-20T01:27:21+00:00

Children can earn screen time on fun apps by participating in learning activities on FirstWork. For example, you can earn 10 minutes of screen time by completing 10 additional problems on our app.

What applications can FirstWork restrict?2023-10-20T01:27:04+00:00

FirstWork can restrict any app that is downloaded from the app store, common examples include YouTube, Roblox, and Netflix.

How does FirstWork promote learning?2023-10-20T01:26:49+00:00

FirstWork promotes learning by shifting some of the time your learner spends on entertainment apps towards learning. By enabling kids to earn screen time we ensure they are learning even when they are on their devices.

What can you learn on FirstWork?2023-10-20T01:26:33+00:00

FirstWork supports many learning goals which are suitable for kids up to around 8 years old. We support: sound to letter matching, matching spoken words to images, feature-function-class analysis, spelling, counting, and arithmetic with much more coming soon. Learn More

What teaching style does FirstWork use?2023-10-20T01:26:05+00:00

FirstWork’s teaching style is discrete trial training based. This approach breaks questions down into small learning events and provides continuous feedback and prompting. DTT is a well documented approach that is highly reliable. We also use errorless learning in our design, this setup ensures that learners always find the right answer so they are forming the right connections!

Is FirstWork suitable for children with special needs?2023-10-20T01:25:46+00:00

Yes, FirstWork is designed to be beneficial for all learners, especially those with special learning needs.

Can my therapy clinic use FirstWork?2023-10-20T01:25:28+00:00

Yes! FirstWork is used by ABA, SLP, OT, and other early intervention focused therapy clinics as an alternative modality for learning, and as an at-home learning option to continue the life changing learning kids do with their therapists!

Can my school use FirstWork?2023-10-20T01:25:10+00:00

Yes! FirstWork is a great individually customizable approach to homework that fits well into normal routines. It’s also an easy tool for special educators to use in 1:1 sessions and when doing group based activities when it is often challenging to keep many kids motivated at once.

Is FirstWork for families?2023-10-20T01:24:54+00:00

Yes! FirstWork is a learning app that is designed to help families manage screen time and promote learning. You can use it to ensure your child is learning whenever they are on their smart device. It’s a great way to make screen time more productive and limit access to fun apps with a purpose!

Is FirstWork for professionals? (educators, therapists, tutors)2023-10-20T01:24:38+00:00

Yes, FirstWork can be used by professionals and paraprofessionals as an alternative approach to personalized learning. We take all of the setup out of setting up tailored learning lesson for you!

FirstWork can also be used as a homework modality you can assign to parents so kids can easily continue working on their learning goals at home.

Using FirstWork

How do I filter goals to find the targets I want to see the data about?2023-10-20T01:24:18+00:00
  • By completion: you can filter to only show questions you have already worked on
  • By modality: you can filter to show only questions from a specific modality
What does ‘mastered’ mean in the data?2023-10-20T01:24:03+00:00

‘Mastered’ means that there is a good chance a learner has a strong grasp on this question. We mark questions as mastered when learners get 18/20 of their last 20 attempts correct. This is a 90% recent success rate which is very unlikely to happen by chance. 

What does ‘recent success rate’ mean?2023-10-20T01:23:42+00:00

Recent success rate is the correctness rate(number correct on first try/number attempted) over the last 20 attempts. This helps show a learner’s current competence without being weighed down by practice done when the topic was new. 

What does total trials mean?2023-10-20T01:23:21+00:00

Total trials is the number of attempts made on this question. 

How does FirstWork handle user data?2024-01-12T13:13:30+00:00

FirstWork manages as little user data as is possible. We only maintain the information required to maintain your account like your username, password, and billing information. We do not maintain or have access to any of your child’s learning data or information inside of the app like the apps you restrict. Learn More

Pricing FAQs:

What kind of support to do you provide (individual and organizational)?2023-10-30T15:49:43+00:00

FirstWork provides support for all of our users. We have detailed guides for anything you need to do inside the app and can meet with you if you have any issues via our customer support page.

What is premium curriculum?2023-10-30T15:50:29+00:00

FirstWork provides around 10% of our content for free, the other 90% is premium content. We want anyone to be able to try out this approach to learning before deciding if it is for them!

How do I select the correct access pass?2023-10-30T16:19:40+00:00
If you are a parent or are using FirstWork with learners independently you should use the ‘Base’ access pass. It provides full access to premium content! If you are a part of an organization that would like to use FirstWork reach out to us here so we can discuss creating an organizational access pass.
What payment methods do you accept?2023-10-30T16:45:21+00:00

FirstWork provides a wide range of payment methods:

  • For individuals, we support payment only through the Google Play Store and Apple App Store.
  • For organizations, we support payments through Stripe.

Please inquire here for more billing possibilities

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