The AES CTE Blog

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

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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 lesson ideas! The six best medical coding and billing lessons are: Health insurance basics Duties related to patient health insurance The types of medical coding Claim forms Reimbursements & insurance payments Legal issue pertaining to insurance, coding, & billing   Let's dive in!

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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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Computer Applications | High School

5 Best Computer Applications Lesson Plans for High School

By: Sarah Layton
July 5th, 2018

High school computer teachers face a unique challenge. You have hundreds of students to teach, so planning lessons takes hours of personal time every week. Creating computer applications lessons that are current, engaging, and will prepare your students isn’t easy!

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Business Education | High School | Marketing

How to Teach Digital Marketing to High School Students

By: Ken Richard
June 28th, 2018

Digital marketing is one of today’s hottest topics in business education. It’s also been one of the most in-demand job opportunities of the past few years — and it’s projected to keep growing! But what is digital marketing? And how do you teach it to students who have grown up with technology? There’s no easy answer — but there are some good guidelines to effectively teach digital marketing. Whether you want to teach a quick lesson or a whole class on the subject, you can teach digital marketing with these five steps!

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