Washington, DC – Educators, policymakers, cable network personalities and cable
industry leaders discuss how new technologies and content are being used to
help better prepare young people for the 21st Century via Kids. Cable.
Learning., the official podcast channel of Cable in the Classroom. With new
episodes posted regularly, the podcast channel brings you the voices and
insights of some of the most innovative leaders, trendsetters and
groundbreakers from the intersection of the education, technology and cable
communities.

"Cable in the Classroom podcasts extend the way we highlight exciting ideas,
trends and classroom practices that are shaping educational opportunities for
the students of today and tomorrow," said Dr. Helen Soulé, executive director
of Cable in the Classroom. "This medium offers educators, parents and
policymakers the chance to hear directly from those who are developing and
implementing new technologies, curriculum and resources on demand and at a
place most convenient to them."

Upcoming Kids. Cable. Learning. podcast episodes include an interview with
actor LeVar Burton, an overview of the National School Board Association´s
Technology Leadership Network site visit series, and highlights of the cable
industry´s 2008 election season´s educational resources.

The Kids. Cable. Learning. channel at http://kidscablelearning.blogspot.com is
already home to more than 20 podcasts, including:

  • An interview with Alton Brown, host of the Food Network´s Good Eats, on why
    science is a major part of his program and how teachers can and should apply
    his techniques to teach real-world science in their classrooms.

  • Interviews with four innovative Missouri educators recently honored with a
    2006 Teaching with Cable Awards by the Missouri Cable Telecommunications
    Association.

  • A wide-ranging discussion among education thought leaders on why
    personalizing education is important, the current state of personalization in
    schools, the role of technology in supporting personalization and their hopes
    for the future.

  • An interview with Linda Ellerbee, who has written and produced Nickelodeon´s
    Nick News for 15 years, a television program that emphasizes the importance of
    talking with kids about current events, encouraging opinions, and inspiring
    action.

Listeners can find and subscribe (via RSS feed or iTunes) to Kids. Cable.
Learning. and other Cable in the Classroom podcast channels at
http://www.ciconline.org/podcasts

Cable in the Classroom (CIC), the cable industry´s education foundation, works
to expand and enhance learning for children and youth. Created in 1989 to help
schools take advantage of educational cable programming and technology, CIC has
become a leading national advocate for media literacy education and for the use
of technology and media for learning, as well as a valuable resource of
educational cable content and services for policymakers, educators and industry
leaders.

For more information about Cable in the Classroom please visit:
http://www.ciconline.org.

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