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Site Review: Channel One

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Content: A daily news program for students, Channel One News is a digital content provider focused on encouraging young people to be informed, digital-savvy global citizens.

Design: Crisp and clean best describe the look of the Channel One site. While first and foremost a broadcast news operation, Channel One holds its own as a separate property. Easy-to-locate content appears in an attractive package that doesn’t distract from the message.

Channel OneReview: The daily news program offers Common Core-aligned supplementary educational resources that help students, teachers and parents interpret the news of the day and spark important conversations. For educators seeking relevant videos that put real-world events in context, or for those embarking on the flipped classroom journey, Channel One News can serve as a springboard.

The educators’ area of the site houses an outline of topics featured in the news programming, along with daily discussion prompts, assessment questions, appropriate vocabulary words and a complete transcript of the show, so that students can go back to the source (in text or video) and provide evidence for a thesis. For access to these features without logging onto the site, users can subscribe to the free newsletter.

Bottom Line: The day’s news geared toward young people, along with a healthy dose of standards-based resources, make Channel One a favorite of educators.

 

Article by Jason Tomaszewski, EducationWorld Associate Editor
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