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Career and Technical Education | Career Readiness | Digital Citizenship

3 Big Reasons You Need to Teach Digital Citizenship in CTE

By: Celestial Holmes
October 12th, 2017

CTE teachers like you need to teach their students the skills to succeed. You’re an expert in your field,  even if you’re not a trained teacher. With a bit of practice, planning, teaching, and grading can all become second nature. But there are some skills that may not be on your radar. You want to do everything you can to get your students off on the right foot once they’re out of the classroom. Today, that requires teaching digital citizenship!

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Career Exploration | Career Readiness

5 Career Readiness Lesson Plans Your Students Will Love

By: Chris Zook
October 5th, 2017

Career readiness lesson plans are some of the most in-demand educational materials today. They apply to every grade level, and the skills are important for every student to know before joining the workforce. Career readiness lessons give students the practical information and soft skills they need to move forward in their lives. And while it’s helpful to learn these skills at any point in a student’s life, it’s best to learn career readiness when a student is young.

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Keeping Students Engaged in CTE: Part 1

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Blended Learning

What Are ISTE Standards?

By: Chris Zook
September 28th, 2017

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) is the foremost organization in teaching technology in the classroom. As a result, the ISTE has more than a dozen quality standards for how students, teachers, administrators, coaches, and computer educators should approach technology in the classroom. In total, there are 29 ISTE standards that apply to these five groups. 

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Cengage SAM | Computer Applications | Pearson MyITLab | Microsoft Office

Cengage SAM vs. Pearson MyITLab: Microsoft Office Curriculum Showdown

By: Sarah Layton
September 21st, 2017

Microsoft Office is the world’s most popular corporate product. It’s the gold standard for computer-based workplace productivity. That’s why it’s so important to teach Microsoft Office to students of all ages.

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Health Science | Education

7 Health Science Lesson Plans Perfect for Middle School

By: Chris Zook
September 14th, 2017

Middle school includes some of the most formative years of a student’s physical and intellectual development. It’s also the first time many students are introduced to health classes, whether that includes physical development, personal wellness, or any other health-related topic. Teaching middle school requires you to tread a fine line though. You want to teach important information, but you have to be careful with wording, content, and presentation.

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Textbooks | Education

Infographic: Textbook Costs Skyrocket 812% in 35 Years

By: Chris Zook
September 7th, 2017

It’s no secret that textbook costs have escalated out of control. With new editions going for hundreds of dollars, outrageous prices have led to sub-economies in education focused on used textbook sales, textbook rentals, and even textbook piracy.

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