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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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Computer Applications | Cyber Bullying | Digital Citizenship

Cyber Bullying Lesson Plans: Tips for Middle School

By: Celestial Holmes
December 17th, 2014

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” Our parents' intent with this old adage was to help us be strong and ignore the hurtful words of mean children, but that phrase was a big, fat lie. The phrase should have been, “sticks and stones may break my bones, but mean words can indelibly scar me for life.” That would have been closer to the truth. It's sad that we even need anything called cyber bullying lesson plans in our middle and high schools, but that's where we are. We get a lot of teachers and school administrators asking us about how to include cyber bullying in digital literacy lessons.

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Career and Technical Education

Problem Solving Curriculum in CTE...A Natural Fit

By: Celestial Holmes
May 1st, 2014

I don't think there's an area of study and learning that is more conducive to problem solving curriculum than career and technical education. It's such a natural fit as students learn real-world skills and practice real-world situations.

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Digital Citizenship

Teaching Digital Citizenship? We Can Help

By: Celestial Holmes
April 18th, 2014

Are you teaching digital citizenship in your courses that use technology?

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Blended Learning | Digital Curriculum | Online Curriculum Resources | Teacher Resources

The 5 Parts of Web-Based Curriculum for CTE: How Is It Developed?

By: Celestial Holmes
March 20th, 2014

Some of you out there in the blogosphere may be wondering, “How does AES develop this amazing web-based curriculum for career and technology education?” No, I didn’t read your minds. We’ve got some really great folks here at AES that know how to find out the questions you are asking. Today, I’ll share with you how Instructional Designers (ID) like me create the courses that your students complete.

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