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How could Edmodo make these mistakes? (2018 EdSurge article)

August 12, 2019
How could Edmodo make these mistakes? (2018 EdSurge article)

Drinking, Smoking and Sugar: How Unsavory Ads Wound Up on Edmodo By Emily Tate     Oct 8, 2018 Beth Freeman logs in to her son’s Edmodo account from time to time to check on his homework assignments. Over the last year, she’s noticed ads peppered throughout the communications app, which is used by...
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No video from NexxGen News since June 10

August 5, 2019
No video from NexxGen News since June 10

The new Channel One-like NexxGen News appears to be inactive over the summer. No post from the company has been published since June 10. We have no idea what the plans are for this classroom, marketing program. Efforts to meet with NexxGen News and Gen Media Partners executives have been unsuccessful. Stay tune to...
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Introducing NexxGen News or Channel One News 2.0 (2 point Oh No)

July 29, 2019
Introducing NexxGen News or Channel One News 2.0 (2 point Oh No)

      From Jim Metrock: Just over a year ago, the controversial, hyper-commercialized, in-school TV show called Channel One News went out of business. Few schools were watching Channel One when they called it quits so few were sorry to see it go. Unfortunately for kids, a few Channel One employees decided they...
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Edmodo privacy policy

July 28, 2019
Edmodo privacy policy

  PRIVACY POLICY   Effective date: Dec 20, 2018 We at Edmodo, Inc. (“Edmodo”) know that you care about how your personal information is used and shared, and we take your privacy seriously. By accessing or using the Services (including without limitation the mobile version of the edmodo.com website (the “Mobile Site”) and the...
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Skoollive is skooldead.

June 13, 2019
Skoollive is skooldead.

From Jim Metrock: I have to admit, I never got excited about fighting Skoollive. The company wasn’t like BusRadio, ZapMe!, or Channel One News. I loved taking down those companies. Skoollive was just a sad little business that never found a reason to exist. Skoollive was a company that owned a bunch of seven-foot...
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Keith Kocinski lands on his feet… sorta.

April 15, 2019
Keith Kocinski lands on his feet… sorta.

From Jim Metrock: I warned him, but he didn’t listen. He stayed too long at Channel One, and as a result his career has taken a…  disappointing turn. For years Keith Kocinski pretended to be a reporter on Channel One News. Today he is a real game show host. He is a host of a...
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Who’s going to pick up this trash?

March 22, 2019
Who’s going to pick up this trash?

From Jim Metrock:  Channel One has declared they are going out of business, that’s all well and good, but… there’s some yucky, unfinished business that must be talked about. The TV sets. The satellite dishes. The headend units. The old VCRs that might still be in schools. Schools can’t just dump this equipment in...
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Brutal ad on Channel One News: If You Wear Glasses, You’re Ugly. (Sept 2003)

February 18, 2019
Brutal ad on Channel One News: If You Wear Glasses, You’re Ugly. (Sept 2003)

These pictures are from the Acuvue2 commercials that are in heavy rotation on Channel One News in middle and high schools during September 2003. Mo Money! You can almost picture Jim “Sugar Daddy” Ritts stuffing the Johnson&Johnson cash in his pockets. Is he the least bit concerned that it is cruel for Channel One to advertise contact lens to schoolchildren?...
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Why Channel One News was removed from schools: Channel One Uses Soldiers For Self-Promotion (April 2003)

February 11, 2019
Why Channel One News was removed from schools: Channel One Uses Soldiers For Self-Promotion (April 2003)

From Jim Metrock: Did Lance Cpl. Stone give Seth Doane permission to use his name to promote Doane’s controversial company? The C1 logo gives the audience the impression that Jesse Stone endorses Channel One. Channel One has always tried to use its news stories to help promote the Channel One brand. It was no different...
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Secrets about Channel One News: They advertised racy TV shows to students.

January 1, 2019
Secrets about Channel One News: They advertised racy TV shows to students.

  From Jim Metrock: Pretty Little Liars was heavily advertised on Channel One News. Q:  What type of creepy adult would promote age-inappropriate cultural rot to children? A:  The creepy employees at Channel One News. Some of the Channel One employees who helped plug this filth to kids in their classrooms were: Shelby HollidayScott...
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Channel One News made students perform like circus animals.

December 19, 2018
Channel One News made students perform like circus animals.

From Jim Metrock: It’s been over six months since Channel One News taped their last show. Schools no longer have to suffer Channel One’s daily 12-minute commercial assault on students. The blaring classroom TV set no longer comes on automatically. [Channel One had rigged all their TVs to come on without human effort because...
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Why Channel One News was removed from schools: Houston Chronicle Editorial (2002)

November 21, 2018
Why Channel One News was removed from schools: Houston Chronicle Editorial (2002)

Editorial – November 13, 2002 UNPLUG IT End Channel One hawking to kids in Texas classrooms The State Board of Education is scheduled to vote this week on a resolution encouraging all local Texas local school districts to remove Channel One from the public schools. The resolution should be approved, and then heeded by school districts. Channel...
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Bobbie Patray had a lot to do with the demise of Channel One News.

November 7, 2018
Bobbie Patray had a lot to do with the demise of Channel One News.

  From Jim Metrock: Bobbie Patray is one of my heroes. As president of the Tennessee Eagle Forum she helped secure a very important Southern Baptist Convention resolution urging schools to remove Channel One News from their classrooms. https://brnow.org/News/July-2018/In-school-newscast-s-cancelation-celebrated
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2000 GAO Study on Commercialism focuses on problems with Channel One News

October 17, 2018

Channel One has provided free audiovisual equipment and news programming to middle and high schools since 1990. Participating schools must sign a contract agreeing that they will show Channel One’s news program—10 minutes of news and 2 minutes of commercials—90 percent of all school days in 80 percent of all classrooms. In exchange, Channel...
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Why Channel One News was removed from schools: Images of ISIS execution dumped into classrooms. (Aug 2014)

October 7, 2018
Why Channel One News was removed from schools: Images of ISIS execution dumped into classrooms. (Aug 2014)

Houghton Mifflin’s Channel One News intentionally shows students executioner holding knife before beheading. Why show any pictures of this brutal act of terrorism? Is Houghton Mifflin CEO Linda Zecher pushing Channel One to get edgier with kids?   From Jim Metrock: The good news is Channel One News did not use the word “beheading” in...
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Why Channel One News was removed from schools: Channel One Wants Personal Information From Children (June 2000)

September 27, 2018
Why Channel One News was removed from schools: Channel One Wants Personal Information From Children (June 2000)

Channel One wants to know about your child. Obligation has stopped them before but now they are back pushing the envelope. To get information from children the common practice among marketing firms like Channel One is to stage a contest. Dangle something children want in front of them and then tell them that you have to supply personal information in...
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Why Channel One News was removed from schools: WHO Mentions Channel One’s Role In Obesity Crisis (Jan. 2003)

September 13, 2018
Why Channel One News was removed from schools: WHO Mentions Channel One’s Role In Obesity Crisis (Jan. 2003)

War is breaking out over junk food and sugary drinks. The World Health Organisation says they are making children obese, and governments should clamp down on them. The hugely powerful multinationals involved say that’s rubbish. Sarah Boseley investigates Thursday January 9, 2003 The Guardian There was a time when children drank water or milk. That has gone...
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Why Channel One News was removed from schools: Channel One Paid Lobbying Firm $820,000 (Oct. 1999)

September 11, 2018
Why Channel One News was removed from schools: Channel One Paid Lobbying Firm $820,000 (Oct. 1999)

October 27m 1999 – National Journal Reports Channel One Paid Preston Gates Lobbying Firm $820,000 in First Half of 1999 October 27, 1999 – National Journal Reports Channel One Paid Preston Gates Lobbying Firm $820,000 in First Half of 1999 $820,000 doesn’t go as far as it use to. Over the years, Channel One has paid...
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Why Channel One News was removed from schools: If You Wear Glasses, You’re Ugly. (2006)

September 8, 2018
Why Channel One News was removed from schools: If You Wear Glasses, You’re Ugly. (2006)

These pictures are from the Acuvue2 commercials that are in heavy rotation on Channel One News in middle and high schools during September 2003. Mo Money! You can almost picture Jim “Sugar Daddy” Ritts stuffing the Johnson&Johnson cash in his pockets. Is he the least bit concerned that it is cruel for Channel One to advertise contact lens to schoolchildren?...
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Why Channel One News was removed from schools (Oct. 2001): Sleazy MTV

September 8, 2018
Why Channel One News was removed from schools (Oct. 2001): Sleazy MTV

Last week, Primedia’s CEO Tom Rogers proudly told a conference call for investment analysts that Channel One will continue their relationship with MTV. There will be another special on Channel One that will be coproducer by MTV. It will air before the end of the year. Most parents understand the offensive content on MTV. MTV...
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Channel One News Hall of Shame (Jan 1999): “Millennium Minute” To “Creatively Integrate Your Brand” With the News

September 6, 2018

“Teach the news” is Channel One’s latest slogan. Channel One has rolled out this slogan and hired new people and reassigned people in an attempt to look like an educational company as opposed to the corporate child predator that it is. Channel One’s “news” is secondary to its commercials and their newest campaign confirms it. Channel One is...
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Here’s a wonderful sight.

August 16, 2018
Here’s a wonderful sight.

Here’s a photo of a bunch of kiddie marketers waving goodbye to their handful of fans.  Their kiddie marketing company has gone out of business. Boo hoo. All of these people, whether they worked in front of the camera or behind, were involved in the commercial exploitation of schoolchildren.  They earned their paycheck by...
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