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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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Blended Learning

The Beginner's Guide to Blended Learning (with 5 Real-World Examples)

By: Sarah Layton
August 17th, 2017

I get a lot of questions from busy teachers about using blended learning. There are dozens of ways to design and implement blended learning in a classroom, all of which may work for your needs. Still, all blended learning strategies share two fundamental steps — tools and implementation.  We'll cover both of them below. 

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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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eLearning | Blended Learning | Digital Curriculum | flipped classroom | eBook

What is eLearning and Why Do Teachers Like It?

By: Sarah Layton
August 3rd, 2017

When reviewing our CTE curriculum, some of the most common questions that teachers ask us is “What is eLearning?”  and "How is eLearning different from eBooks and online courses?"

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Blended Learning | CTE

The Top 3 Benefits of Blended Learning

By: Chris Zook
July 27th, 2017

Blended learning is one of the most powerful and influential innovations in education. By combining the benefits of face-to-face education with the anywhere-anytime power of the Internet, blended learning lets teachers get more done in less time without breaking the bank.

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Blended Learning | Differentiated Instruction | Digital Curriculum | Teaching Strategies

9 Tips for Using Technology to Differentiate Instruction

By: Sarah Layton
July 20th, 2017

CTE teachers are faced with increasingly diverse students in the classroom, and finding ways to differentiate your lessons can be tough. Some students will come to your class with more knowledge and experience than others. Not to mention that students all learn at different paces and in different ways. It may seem like a never-ending task, but there is a solution! Using technology to differentiate instruction can help you save time while better meeting the needs of all of your students.

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Blended Learning | Career and Technical Education | CTE | Teaching Strategies

What is Blended Learning in CTE and How Does it Work?

By: Sarah Layton
June 22nd, 2017

As a CTE curriculum developer and provider, the term "blended learning" is a big part of our daily dialog here at AES. It’s what we believe in, and it’s how we encourage teachers to use our curriculum. When teachers are reviewing our eLearning curriculum and we talk about blended learning, we are often asked questions like: “What is blended learning in CTE?” and “How are other CTE teachers successfully implementing blended learning in the classroom?”

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