Media Literacy

Media literacy – the ability to critically consume and create media – is an essential skill in today’s world. Media literacy education seeks to give kids and adults greater freedom by empowering them to access, analyze, evaluate and produce media.

Media literate youth and adults are better able to understand the complex messages we receive from television, radio, newspapers, magazines, books, billboards, signs, packaging, marketing materials, video games, recorded music, the Internet and other forms of media. They can understand not only the surface content of media messages (the “text”) but also the more important meanings (the “subtext”) hidden beneath the surface. People who are media literate can also create their own media, becoming active participants in our media culture.

New Mexico Media Literacy Project

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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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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