(PRWEB) June 27, 2011
A partnership announced today at ISTE 2011 between Promethean, a global education company, and Channel One Network, the leading television news network for teens, brings together the best of both worlds into a new solution high-quality daily news broadcasts for students and professional development activities for teachers all delivered with interactive technology.
Channel One News InterActiv, powered by Promethean, will enhance the traditional Channel One daily news program and deliver it via Promethean ActivBoards and learner response systems, creating a powerful and engaging interactive learning experience for students.
For more than two decades, Channel One has served to inspire and enlighten generations of young people with stories from around the world and coverage of relevant issues that impact their lives and spark important conversations in the classroom. Now, through our partnership with Promethean, we are revolutionizing that relationship with a platform that will truly transform the classroom experience and take our dialogue with students and teachers to a remarkable new level, commented Kent Haehl, CEO, Channel One Network.
Channel One News InterActiv transforms Channel Ones award-winning broadcast into dynamic, interactive content for seamless use in the classroom using Prometheans innovative ActivBoards. Beyond delivery of the daily news program, the new platform offers assessment activities, pop quizzes and collaborative exercises, all aligned to current events and fully integrated with Promethean Learner Response Systems (ActivExpression, ActiVote, ActivEngage) to further engage students in meaningful, real-world learning activities. Supplemental digital content will enable teachers to easily incorporate lessons designed to help students develop 21st century skills such as collaboration, problem solving and critical thinking.
Ultimately, teachers are always looking for new, effective ways to connect and engage with students to make learning meaningful, relevant and fun. Blending the power of broadcast news with interactive tools will tie real-world situations to learning and challenge students to become educated, engaged global citizens. Working with Channel One News continues our journey to give teachers the tools, resources and support they need to boost student achievement and create lifelong learners, said Jean-Yves Charlier, CEO, Promethean.
In addition, the new offering includes embedded professional development activities designed to build teachers skills and increase their effectiveness.
Teachers will benefit under the new partnership: