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eLearning | Computer Applications | Middle School

4 Big Benefits of eLearning for Computer Applications

By: Bri Stauffer
April 13th, 2017

Many computer applications teachers who are reviewing eLearning curriculum for their classroom ask us questions like: “How is eLearning curriculum different than lesson plans and activities I create myself?” and “Are there certain benefits of eLearning I can’t get from another curriculum option?”

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eLearning | Elective Courses | Middle School

Middle School Electives: 3 Time-Saving Advantages of eLearning

By: Bri Stauffer
April 6th, 2017

Middle school electives teachers struggle with spending too much time preparing lesson plans and grading student work. Time spent on these tasks means they have less time to create engaging lessons and activities for students, which are critical for a middle school classroom. As a curriculum developer, we hear from teachers across the country, and understand the frustrations and stresses of trying to save time while giving your students your best!

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Computer Applications | Textbooks | Computer Applications Textbooks | Middle School

The 5 Best Middle School Textbooks for Computer Applications Classes

By: Sarah Layton
April 12th, 2016

Have you ever asked another teacher: "What middle school textbooks would you recommend for Computer Applications?" If you are teaching middle school computer applications courses, at some point you'll be on the hunt for middle school textbooks and resources for your classroom. That search will take you on an Internet textbook safari, trying to track the best resources in regards to content, usability, and value. But unless you've discovered some kind of crazy time-creating device, you likely don't have the time to give the research it's due. In that vein, we've compiled a list of popular middle school textbooks for computer applications courses.

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