About Us: Affiliations
Cable in the Classroom works in partnership with leading national organizations that share our commitment to enhancing and expanding learning through media and technology in homes, schools, and communities. Here are some of the remarkable organizations we team with:
Alliance for a Media Literate America (AMLA)
As a national non-profit organization, we are members of the National Association for Media Literacy Education (formerly the Alliance for a Media Literate America), which is committed to promoting media literacy education focused on critical inquiry, learning, and skill-building. This national, grassroots membership organization is a key force in bringing media literacy education to all 60 million students in the United States, their parents, their teachers, and others who care about youth.
Consortium for School Networking (CoSN)
We are an institutional member of the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), the country’s premier voice in education technology leadership. Their mission is to serve as the national organization for K-12 technology leaders who use technology strategically to ultimately improve teaching and learning. The Consortium for School Networking provides products and services to support and nurture leadership development, advocacy, coalition building, and awareness of emerging technologies.
International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL)
As a non-profit organization, we are associate members of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning, dedicated to increasing educational opportunities and enhancing learning by providing collegial expertise and leadership in K-12 online teaching and learning.
International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
We support the important work of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), a nonprofit professional organization with a worldwide membership of leaders and potential leaders in educational technology. We are a member of the ISTE 100 and support the prestigious Making It Happen awards program. The International Society for Technology in Education is dedicated to providing leadership and service to improve teaching and learning by advancing the effective use of technology in K–12 education and teacher education. ISTE provides members with information, networking opportunities, and guidance as they face the challenge of incorporating computers, the Internet, and other new technologies into their schools.
National Forum on Information Literacy
We are members of the National Forum on Information Literacy. Created in 1989 as a response to the recommendations of the American Library Association's Presidential Committee on Information Literacy, the National Forum on Information Literacy is a broad-based group of over 90 national, international and corporate organizations committed to individual empowerment within the information society.
For over a decade, Cable in the Classroom, the National Cable & Telecommunications Association, and the National PTA have enjoyed a partnership designed to provide parents and caregivers with the information and tools they need to take charge of technology and media in their homes.
National School Boards Association's (NSBA) Technology Leadership Network
We support the work of the National School Boards Association’s Technology Leadership Network. It was founded in 1987 as an innovative way to bring school board members, administrators, and district technology teams together to glean best practices from other districts and to make well-informed technology decisions. Nearly 400 school districts, education agencies, and colleges of education benefit from this remarkable support system. Cable in the Classroom is the sole national partner and sponsor of their innovative school district site visit program, as well as a co-sponsor of the NSBA T+L conference.
Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21)
Cable in the Classroom is a founding member of the Partnership for 21st Century Skills, an organization dedicated to bringing 21st Century Skills to every child in America. We do this by serving as a catalyst for change in teaching, learning, and assessment. The organization is also an advocate among education policy makers through a unique partnership among education, business, and government leaders.
Have you ever wondered what happened to a character in a documentary after the filming ended?
Cartoon Network is airing an abridged version of CNN’s original documentary THE BULLY EFFECT this Sunday, April 28th, at 5:30 and 8 p.m. (ET/PT). CNN anchor Anderson Cooper hosts and engages in a frank and candid conversation about bullying.
Last year, Anderson Cooper’s AC3600 followed the kids profiled in Lee Hirsch’s 2011 film “Bully” to find out what happened to them since the documentary’s release.
The other day I learned that a colleague won a contest, the prize for which was a gift card for a store I’d never heard of. Curious, I Googled the store to find out what they sold (women’s accessories). The next time I went on Facebook, lo and behold, there was a sponsored ad for that store right next to my news feed.
Creepy? Maybe, but predictable. Facebook, like many websites, tracks where you go online and uses that information to serve you ads customized to your likes and habits.
It’s April 1st, and many of us are encountering April Fool’s jokes. It might be an article in the newspaper, a story on the radio, someone’s Facebook post, or an e-newsletter. In recent years, corporations have gotten into the act, too. In one famous example from 1996, Taco Bell took out a full-page ad in the New York Times claiming they’d purchased the Liberty Bell to help reduce the US national debt. This year’s example looks like it will come from Scope, with an ad introducing a new, bacon-flavored mouthwash .
Page Harrington, Executive Director of the Sewall-Belmont House & Museum, home of the historic National Woman’s Party, reflects on Women’s History Month, the 100th anniversary of the Woman Suffrage Parade of 1913 and how sufffragists used a sort of social media of their own.
There have been great articles celebrating, remembering and raising awareness of women’s issues as part of Women’s History month. Whether 100 years ago or today, the disenfranchised still struggle to break-through and have their voices heard amongst the hyper-chatter inside the Beltway, Washington, DC.
Dove’s Campaign for Real Beauty has won awards for its ads and viral videos. From the 2005 Evolution video , which shows how makeup and styling transform a relatively normal looking woman into looking like a supermodel, the videos have been unique and interesting.
In the latest installment of the campaign, Dove released a free Photoshop Action (a one click tool for achieving a particular effect) called “Beatuify.” Purportedly, it would help give skin a rosy and healthy glow.
What do Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg have in common with entertainer will.i.am, actor Ashton Kutcher, and NBA all-star Chris Bosh? It’s not the ability to dunk a basketball. Nope. These very different celebrities share an appreciation for coding, the ability to write the code that lets computers and digital devices do the extraordinary things we often take for granted. And that’s why they’ve gotten together at code.org to emphasize the importance of learning to code.
Not everyone looks good in pink. But masses of people, all wearing pink, can send a powerful statement.
A few years ago, a couple of Canadian teens noticed a 9th grader was being bullied because he wore a pink shirt and, ergo thought the bullies, he was gay. The teens decided to do something about it, to no longer be bystanders but to become “upstanders.” They purchased 50 pink tank tops and, the next morning, handed them out to friends at school.
Getting a message from beyond the grave used to be the stuff of old horror movies or mediums hosting séances. Now, says a CNN story, several companies are offering services where your social networking site can continue to send messages from you after you’re dead.
Is this a good idea or not? I’m not sure.
Cool or Creepy, it’s a logical extension of social networking into the afterlife. We’ve already seen any number of tribute sites created to celebrate the life, accomplishments, and friendships of a deceased individual.
A few years ago, there was a major focus on Internet safety education, as if protecting kids from online predators and pornography were all that was needed for children to safely and effectively surf the Web. Today, much more attention is being paid to other areas of digital citizenship, for example responsible, ethical behavior and digital literacy. That is reflected in the results of two polls Cable in the Classroom released today.
We think of digital citizenship as a positive and proactive approach to helping children use digital tools safely and effectively, bringing together Internet safety and security with digital literacy, responsible, ethical behavior and civic engagement.
Over at edSurge comes word of a project to craft a “Bill of Rights and Principles for Learning in the Digital Age.” The current version is a work in progress, with thoughts and contributions actively sought. The document currently focuses on what students should expect from others. It would be nice to detail what others should expect from students. Maybe it should be about rights, principles and responsibilities.
One of the things I like about digital citizenship, and a reason we at Cable in the Classroom support digital citizenship education, is its focus on rights and responsibilities.
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