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The latest ideas, tips, and trends for CTE, career readiness, business education, and computer applications teachers.

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Computer Applications | Google Apps

60+ Google Apps Lesson Plans Every Teacher Should Own

By: Sarah Layton
August 16th, 2018

Are you being pushed towards teaching Google Apps exclusively in your computer classroom? This trend is growing in middle schools across the country, but the number of resource available isn't keeping up. That means you need help finding Google Apps lesson plans to replace your old Microsoft Office ones! In this article, we'll share where you can get some great Google Apps curriculum with lesson plans, activities, and other resources. But first, we'll take a look at why Google Apps, especially Google Docs, are gaining traction in schools.

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Career Exploration | Career Skills

Top 5 Career Awareness Activities for Middle School Students

By: Chris Zook
August 9th, 2018

Career awareness is an essential first step in building students’ understanding of the working world. Career awareness differentiates itself from career exploration by introducing students to different job opportunities in the world. It shows them options for their futures in a huge scope with the hope that each student will find a career that resonates with them in terms of interests, purpose, and inspiration.

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Keeping Students Engaged in CTE: Part 1

Do you struggle to keep your students engaged during your lessons?

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Health Science

Top 6 Medical Coding and Billing Lesson Ideas for High School

By: Bri Stauffer
August 2nd, 2018

Knowledge of medical coding and billing is key for any health science student pursuing a career in medical documentation. Because of this, you need lessons to introduce these concepts, and activities to reinforce the information. Unfortunately, there aren’t many resources out there to teach medical coding and billing to high school students. To help you teach these important topics to your students, we’ve put together a list of the six best medical coding and billing lessons.

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Middle School | 21st Century Skills

How to Teach Internet Safety to Middle School Students

By: Chris Zook
July 26th, 2018

Today, middle school students are constantly connected to the world around them through the Internet — for better or worse.

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technology in the classroom | 21st Century Skills

How 6 New Technologies Engage Students in Middle School Computer Applications

By: Paul Bartrum
July 19th, 2018

Middle school computer applications teachers have a tough job on their hands. Their generation of students have been exposed to advanced computer technology throughout their lives — long before they had to learn how to use it.

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Digital Curriculum | Cheating

Why High School Students Cheat & How Digital Curriculum Stops It

By: Chris Zook
July 12th, 2018

Cheating is a major problem in every single school in the world. Students know it’s wrong. Teachers know it’s wrong. Administrators can expel students on their first offense. But that doesn’t change the fact that cheating is an epidemic — especially in high schools. That begs one big, burning question.  Why in the world do students cheat in the first place?

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