ISTE 2012 NEWS: Promethean and Channel One News Announce The Parent Connection

Promethean, Channel One News and the National PTA have launched The Parent Connection, a new program that will deliver daily Channel One News InterActiv broadcasts shown in the classroom directly to parent’s mobile phones. Representatives from San Diego Unified School District joined the announcement and will be the first school district in the country to offer the service to parents.

Once enrolled with The Parent Connection, parents would receive a daily update with a video link to the Channel One News InterActiv broadcast shown in classrooms that day. Parents can also view updates using their district’s existing parent portal. For districts using Promethean ActivProgress, an adaptive, personalized learning environment for students, parents can see how well their child performed on any Channel One News broadcasts, their school performance, and have topics for discussion based on the broadcast content.

Launched last year at ISTE, Channel One News InterActiv delivers daily news with embedded assessments conducted using on screen buttons and Promethean Learner Response Devices.

Additional information about Channel One New InterActiv can be found online at (registration required). The Parent Connection App can be downloaded for free in the education section on both Google Play (for Android) and the Apple App Store (for iPhone).