Channel One News is a digital content provider focused on encouraging kids to be informed, digital-savvy global citizens. Whether it’s through our daily news program with supplementary educational resources, our comprehensive video library, or ChannelOne.com, we help students, teachers and parents interpret the news of the day and spark important conversations with one another.
For the past 25 years, Channel One News has been bringing the latest news from around the world to students and teachers in the classroom, on the web, and even on your phone. Our standards-aligned news programming is created specifically for young people because we know they have the power to make a difference!
Our Peabody and Telly award-winning program is delivered 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 as a subscription service. When you subscribe to the Channel One News Curriculum and Video Library, you get:
You can get more details here. You can also find out more about subscribing here.
The Channel One News daily show is a newscast specifically developed for young people that consists of 2-3 headline stories and 1-2 feature stories. You can access the show at channelone.com/dailyshow. The daily show is available here online for that day.
If you are a subscriber to the Channel One News Curriculum and Video Library, you will get access to two editions of the daily show – one for Grades 3-5 and one for Grades 6-12. You will also get access to an archive of the past four daily shows in their entirety.
Visit the website when your class is ready to watch each day. 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 on your smartphone too.
If you are a subscriber to the Channel One News Curriculum and Video Library, you log in to your account at channelone.com/curriculum and watch the daily show with curriculum alongside.
Channel One News is a daily source of news videos 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.
We have editorial standards that focus on reporting facts and research based information, but also encouraging students to question and understand an issue from all sides.
Yes! You have the flexibility to play the show when it’s convenient for your classroom.
We post the shows around 7 am Eastern Time, ready in time for the earliest class or homeroom at school.
In addition to our award-winning daily current events programming, we offer supplementary materials to help teachers expand and deepen each day’s learning experience. Sign up for our teacher newsletter and receive a timely preview of upcoming content in your inbox, along with a selection of daily discussion prompts and assessment questions. On Fridays we add a weekly news quiz to the newsletter. Select materials can also be accessed on our Educator page.
Each show also comes with a transcript. We invite teachers to share transcript copies with their class. ESL instructors, in particular, report that our transcripts offer meaningful scaffolding for their students. Our transcripts can also be effective as a daily, non-fiction reading exercise to inform a writing assignment.
Customers with a premium subscription do not have advertising on the daily broadcasts.
Yes. We also partner with EdGate and you can look up your state’s specific standards at any time.
Yes, however, some stories wouldn’t be appropriate for children that young. We’d highly recommend previewing any shows before showing to children in K-2.
No, the quizzes and exercises are designed to prompt discussion as a group. We don’t save the results for future use.
You can copy/paste portions of lesson plans as needed once you’re logged into the site as a Premium subscriber.
Not at this time.
Curriculum materials produced for each daily show include: a transcript of the daily show, discussion prompts, assessment questions and vocabulary exercises. Plus at the end of each week, there is a quiz based on that week’s news and feature stories.
To get all these materials alongside the daily show, you can subscribe to the Channel One News Curriculum and Video Library. When you subscribe, in addition to the materials listed above, you receive a three-part deep-dive instructional routine for one daily feature story. This routine includes:
All curriculum materials are standards-aligned, interactive activities for students.
The Channel One News Curriculum and Video Library also includes a vast searchable video library.
The video library houses over 3,000 video segments (many with associated curriculum) and 2,000+ transcripts of prior Channel One News newscasts. It is searchable by grade, subject, topic and skills & strategies, as well as by keyword.
You can only access this searchable video library with a subscription to the Channel One News Curriculum and Video Library.
Since the video library contains a wide array of topics from prior Channel One newscasts and can be searched by content area, grade and keywords, teachers find multimedia content and multimodal instructional routines that are perfect for creating customized lesson plans.
The video library is also a great resource to share with students to provide age-appropriate research.
We’d be happy to help you get the show and associated materials in your school. Visit this page for more information about how to subscribe.
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 love hearing from schools around the country that watch our show and there are lots of ways to get involved. You can learn more about it here.
Please refer to our Contact Us page for a full list of contact options, depending on the topic.
Yes. Our website is designed to work on tablets.
Parents can watch the daily show on the site, right here.
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.
At the present time, Channel One is available for customers in the US only, however, please let us know about your interest as we consider expanding access to Channel One in the future, by contacting us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Following are answers to some common technical issues when using the Channel One News Curriculum and Video Library :
Channel One News Curriculum and Video Library is a browser-based solution; accessible by anyone, anywhere with an Internet connection. This offering works on multiple devices – computer, laptop, mobile phone, tablet, etc. – without the need for additional hardware or software at the end-user’s location.
If you are a subscriber, log in at www.channelone.com/curriculum. Each school is assigned a unique user name and password. If you do not have that information, please check with your Channel One Administrator or call the Channel One customer service team at 844-283-0284, or email us at email@example.com.
If your password has been changed, you will need to make sure that all users at your school have the updated information.
If you are having trouble with any of your login information, just call our customer service team at 844-283-0284 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. They can assist you. If your password has been changed, you will need to make sure that all users at your school have the updated information.
What should I do if I am having issues viewing Channel One News, using the associated curriculum or accessing the video library
If you are having any issues viewing Channel One News, using the associated curriculum or accessing the Video Library on your computer try the following:
When completed, exit/quit your browser window and re-open your browser.
Try to load Channel One News again.
Additional issues to consider:
Who should I contact if I continue to have issues viewing Channel One News videos?
If you are using appropriate bandwidth and a fast enough processor, please contact your IT Administrator to make sure there isn’t an issue with your school’s network. If you are still unable to view videos, please give us a call – we’re happy to help!