Jim Metrock

Web Site: http://obligation.org


Channel One News converted learning time into marketing time. New video series will explain how it ended.

December 30, 2020

Channel One News was a classroom marketing company. It grew at a phenomenal rate in the mid-90s until it ran into its toughest opposition: Obligation, Inc. My name is Jim Metrock. I’m president of Obligation. I am one of the reasons Channel One News exited classrooms. I am one of the reasons millions of...
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Who are these people??

February 2, 2020
Who are these people??

From Jim Metrock: Few schools are aware of a marketing company called OurCampus. So far in 2020, apparently 8 schools in the Greater Las Vegas area are using its services. This is not a new company.  It is a transformation of an older one that apparently ceased operation in 2018 under a cloud of...
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The 8 schools that have signed up for OurCampus.

January 26, 2020
The 8 schools that have signed up for OurCampus.

Three charter school systems around Las Vegas, NV have decided to gamble on the controversial OurCampus marketing firm. The people behind the failed Skoollive company are behind this new venture. As of January 26, 2020 Pinecrest Horizon Pinecrest Inspirada Pinecrest St. Rose Pinecrest Sloan Canyon Mater Bonanza Mater Mountain Vista Somerset Sky Pointe Somerset...
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OurCampus’s outrageous Terms and Conditions.

January 23, 2020
OurCampus’s outrageous Terms and Conditions.

From Jim Metrock: I actually read this long document.  Principals won’t read this. They won’t think it’s worth their time. They care about their students but not enough to even skim this massive collection of words. School board members won’t read it either. Teachers? No, they are too busy. Parents? No, they don’t even...
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It’s alive!!! Skoollive dies, OurCampus comes to life.

January 21, 2020
It’s alive!!!  Skoollive dies, OurCampus comes to life.


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It is official: NexxGen News is currently not operating.

January 19, 2020
It is official: NexxGen News is currently not operating.

  This is great news for all teachers and parents who feared a return of this Channel One-like, schoolhouse marketing scheme.    
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Edmodo’s NexxGen News stumbles into 2020

January 1, 2020
Edmodo’s NexxGen News stumbles into 2020

There have been no news stories about NexxGen News signing up schools for its kiddie marketing plan. Neither Edmodo or NexxGen News have posted any episodes of NexxGen News since early 2019. Obligation will report on any episodes of the controversial school TV show if they are published.  It is looking like this Channel...
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Skoollive is positively gone.

December 5, 2019
Skoollive is positively gone.

From Jim Metrock:  This is what you get when you go to Skoollive’s web address. Skoollive was a bad idea that never really got off the ground.  Misspelling “school” was just the first dumb move by these would-be school marketers. George Bruton, the CEO, will probably resurface again with another bizarre way of getting...
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Tones [sic] of problems for NexxGen News.

September 12, 2019
Tones [sic] of problems for NexxGen News.

From Jim Metrock: Some people are good spellers and some, like me, are not. It appears that NexxGen News employees also have trouble with spelling. Take a look at an NGN Facebook post from this week. “Tones” surely means “tons,” a mistake anybody can make. What is troubling is another spelling mistake that is...
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Let’s get NexxGen News up to 10 likes.

September 6, 2019
Let’s get NexxGen News up to 10 likes.

Edmodo’s partner in school advertising “crime” is NexxGen News. NexxGen News appears to be a cheat clone of the discredited Channel One News program. It’s hard to see schools falling for this mess. It took over a month for NexxGen to generate 3 “likes” on Twitter.  
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