Channel One News is a digital content provider focused on encouraging young people to be informed, digitally-savvy global citizens. We offer a daily news program and supplementary educational resources, aligned to Common Core State Standards (CCSS), to help students, teachers and parents interpret the news of the day and spark important, real world conversations.
Our Peabody and Telly award-winning, daily news program is broadcast to more than 5 million young people in upper elementary schools, middle schools and high schools across the country. Channel One News is also available in two new, sponsorship-free forms: via subscription through Promethean or SMART interactive whiteboard technologies and through the Channel One News mobile apps.
There are many ways to watch the show! You can learn how to get the program downloaded directly to your in-class interactive whiteboard here. You can also visit the website when your class is ready to watch each day. Finally, we encourage educators to make use of the show and materials in a way that works for them – that means our website works on tablets and we have mobile apps that you can use to watch the show on your smartphone too.
Channel One News is a daily source of non-fiction video that provide students a window into what’s happening around the world. Research has shown that students who regularly watch our show feel more knowledgeable on all topics queried when compared to non-Channel One students. The most significant differences in confidence are seen in current and international events and American politics.
In addition to our award-winning daily current events programming, we also offer supplementary materials to help you expand and deepen each day’s learning experience. Subscribe to our teacher newsletter and receive a timely preview of upcoming content in your inbox, along with daily discussion prompts, assessment questions and a complete show transcript. On Fridays we add a weekly news quiz to the newsletter. You can always access these resources on the educator’s page.
After watching the show, use our discussion prompts to support student recall, connections and analysis. Follow up with our assessment and vocabulary activities.
We also invite you to share transcript copies with your class. ESL instructors, in particular, report that our transcripts offer meaningful scaffolding for their students. Our transcripts can also be effective as a daily, nonfiction reading exercise to inform a writing assignment.
Finally, our standards-aligned, interactive learning activities (coming soon!) integrate English Language Arts with content area learning, guided by the daily news content. These student-centered activities come with teachers’ notes and standards correlations for easy classroom implementation.
Yes. The flipped classroom relies largely on technology for content distribution and shifts the role of the teacher from “master of content” to “facilitator of the learning process.” Channel One supports self-paced learning. Students can use Channel One on their own time, and in collaboration with one another, using a variety of devices.
Channel One news programming, which students can view on their own, can be a springboard to in depth classroom discussions on a large variety of topics.
We produce a transcript of our show, daily discussion prompts, assessment and vocabulary exercises, and a weekly quiz. We also offer standards-aligned, interactive learning activities and assessment tools which are available now via interactive whiteboards, and soon, on our website.
Please use this form for most inquiries – using the form will help us get your message to the right person more quickly. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, but it might take us a little longer to get back to you.
Yes. Our website is designed to work on tablets, and we have apps that work on both tablets and mobile phones.
Channel One has been broadcasting for 23 years, but we don’t have ALL of those videos on our site. At the launch of our new site (June 2013), our video library goes back to August of 2012 and we’re adding more every day.
We’d be happy to help you get the show in your school. Visit this page for more information about how to make it happen.
You can watch the show on the site, right here, but we highly recommend our dedicated site for parents, FamilyDailyNews.com. The site includes a list of topics covered on each day’s show as well as a couple of questions that you might find useful in starting a conversation about the news with your student. It’s also available on a mobile app.
Yes! Throughout its nearly two decades of broadcasting excellence, Channel One has served as a training ground for America’s next generation of journalists. A number of well-known broadcast journalists honed their craft and launched careers as Channel One News correspondents. You can read more about them right here.
Our site takes advantage of cutting-edge technologies. In order to access everything, you’ll need to make sure you’ve got the latest browser– we recommend Firefox 3 and up or IE 6 and up and the latest version of Flash. Once you’ve got those two things, you’ll be set.
Following are answers to some common technical issues:
First, make sure you have Flash 188.8.131.52 or higher. You can identify your Flash version by right-clicking a Flash feature, such as the video player or a game. If you are on a Mac, press your control key while mouse clicking the Flash item.
Next, make sure you have a broadband connection to the Internet. The video player won’t work with dial-up. If you have Flash 184.108.40.206 or higher and a broadband connection, then you might have found a system bug. You can report it using our contact form.
If you’re on an older computer, you may notice more buffering delays. Also, your broadband connection may not connect at maximum speed depending on what time of day you access the player. Note: We strongly encourage users to upgrade to Flash 10 in order to prevent frequent buffering of the media. Flash 8 and 9 players will still work, but you may experience more buffer pauses as a result. To upgrade your player, click here.
Some school districts create filters on their firewalls to prevent users on the network from accessing streaming media. This can be a content consideration or an effort to curb use of bandwidth. Contact your district or school IT specialist to see if there is such a block in place and request they unblock these domains:
This could be a case of low bandwidth or slow computer-processor speed. The speed and bandwidth needed by your computer in order to view the videos without frequent stopping, or buffering, is high. We recommend you shut down any excess applications, like Outlook or Word, before viewing video.
Additionally, you may wish to consider upgrading your service. Many basic broadband connection providers offer slower download speeds. This will affect how quickly the stream downloads to your computer. Furthermore, if you are on a large shared network, such as that of a school, you may experience issues related to bandwidth congestion during heavy Internet-traffic hours.
For your connection speed, you need at least 500kbps download speed. 600kbps is better. In addition, the faster your computer processor, the better. We recommend Pentium 3 or faster and G4 or faster for Mac users.