ChannelOne.com has lots of resources that can help students with their homework. Have you looked through the Video Library? It is full of videos that teens can use as they tackle after-school assignments. The Video Library organizes clips by “newest first” so it’s easy to find reports on important world events and hot topics. Kids can locate videos on a wide range of topics and access content related to their work in school. It’s also a great place to send students to gather information on a topic or answer questions they have about current events.

Everyday Assignments

The Video Library on ChannelOne.com can give students an overview of topics so they are better informed and ready to complete their homework. For example, if they have to write about Syria as part of a current events assignment, a quick search of the Video Library will give them a few clips to watch. Students will build their background knowledge on the subject and be ready to answer questions about chemical warfare and the political climate of the country.

Research Projects

For teens working on research projects the Video Library on ChannelOne.com can help them locate information. Students can type in a keyword in the search function or look through different categories or tags to learn more about a subject. Watching a news program that combines high quality reporting with video is a great way to help students stay informed on a subject. It will keep them interested in the topic while they make sense of the information they’ve gathered from other sources. When assigning a research report to students you can require them to include video clips in their bibliography to show that they were able to use a variety of sources. EasyBib.com has a guide for citing video clips like the ones featured on ChannelOne.com.

Flipped Learning

Many teachers are exploring the idea of the flipped classroom and the Video Library at ChannelOne.com can help educators choose the right clips to assign to students. In the flipped classroom model, teachers assign videos for students to watch at home so when they come to class they are prepared to talk about the subject. These clips can include lectures, tutorials or any media that presents content. Teachers can assign ChannelOne.com news clips for kids to watch at home or during a free period as part of their homework. If this happens outside of the classroom, teachers can use their face-to-face time with students for whole group discussions, group work and partner activities.

Video Transcripts

Each clip in the ChannelOne.com Video Library includes a full transcript from that segment. Videos offer a unique way to learn about a subject and the transcript will help teens follow along and learn new vocabulary words by reviewing them in context. The ability to pause a clip to take notes or refer to the transcript included with each video post will help students as they get ready to write and report about a topic.

Have you asked students to watch videos at home? How has the Video Library fit into your student’s afterschool routine? Share your story in the comments section.

Monica Burns is an Education Consultant, EdTech Blogger, and Apple Distinguished Educator. Visit her site ClassTechTips.com for more ideas on how to become a tech-savvy teacher.

CAIRO (AP) — Hundreds of people have taken to the streets in Sudan’s capital to protest against rising bread prices after the government’s devaluation of the local currency.

Video footage obtained by The Associated Press shows police chasing and beating the protesters with batons in an effort to disperse Tuesday’s march in Khartoum.

Sudan has seen protests over past two weeks in response to the government’s decision to slash bread subsidies and devalue the currency, reforms designed to overhaul the country’s battered economy.

The protests started after parliament approved the 2018 budget in December, which included the devaluation. The Sudanese pound now trades at 18 to the dollar, down from six.

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A Cypriot company says its new sub-sea internet cable that will connect Israel with Spain will be powerful enough to handle up to 60 percent of the world’s internet traffic at peak time.

Quantum Cable Chairman Nasos Ktorides said after signing on Tuesday an agreement to lay the cable that the $200 million project is expected to come online in 2020.

Ktorides said the cable will have 40 times more capacity than existing internet cables on the Mediterranean seabed. He said that’s enough capacity to handle as many as 80 million high-definition video calls between Asia and Europe simultaneously.

The 4785-mile (7,700 km) cable will reach Bilbao, Spain, where an equally powerful internet cable now connects Spain with the U.S. state of Virginia.

READING, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania-based frozen sliced steak brand has achieved success in its months-long campaign to become verified on Twitter.

Steak-umm, owned by Reading’s Quaker Maid Meats, launched a campaign nearly four months ago to become verified on the social media platform, employing bizarre absurdist jokes alongside doctored images and videos. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Twitter verification comes via a blue check mark granted to various companies and celebrities on the platform.

Steak-umm’s Twitter account confirmed Monday that the brand’s profile was now verified.

The campaign was coordinated by Nathan Allebach, who has amassed an audience of over 12,000 followers on Steak-umm’s Twitter profile .

Allebach said Monday the team was “beefstorming” ideas for how to move forward post-verification, including a possible celebratory event.

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Information from: The Philadelphia Inquirer, http://www.inquirer.com