Cable in the Classroom
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Cable in the Classroom is an American organization that assists the cable television industry in providing educational content to schools. The organization was founded in 1989. A Canadian organization, also called "Cable in the Classroom" ("La câblo-éducation" in French), was founded in 1995, and has the same scope as the US organization.
Cable stations broadcast Educational television programs at specific times (usually early in the morning) commercial-free and notify Cable in the Classroom as to when the shows will be on. This way, educators are able to record the programs for free and use them in school as learning tools for children.
Over the years however, many networks have discontinued any effort at promoting Cable in the Classroom or setting aside programming for the organization's purposes, ceding more to direct marketing of their educational television programming to teachers and school districts via their home video departments, their Internet sites, or in the cases of networks such as ABC Family, The Disney Channel and Cartoon Network, removing their involvement altogether. Another factor has likely been the decline in VHS recorders, as DVRs with non-portable storage have become the recording format of choice over DVD recorders, the equivalent successor to VCRs.
- The Following is a brief listing of programs used for "Cable In The Classroom"
- A&E Classroom - A&E
- A Little Curious - HBO Family
- Crashbox - HBO Family
- CNN Student News - HLN
- Dora the Explorer - Nickelodeon
- How It's Made - Discovery Channel
- The Weather Classroom - The Weather Channel
- Classroom Discovery - Discovery Channel
- MTV News specials and documentaries - MTV
- Nick News - Nickelodeon
- Nickelodeon Launch Box - Nickelodeon
- Wheel 2000 - Game Show Network (No Longer Broadcast)
- Jep! - Game Show Network (No Longer Broadcast)
- Select episodes of The Twilight Zone - Syfy