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

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Blended Learning | Digital Curriculum | Teaching Strategies

Digital Curriculum vs. Textbooks: Which Is Right for You?

By: Sarah Layton
July 16th, 2019

Digital curriculum is becoming a popular option for many career and technical education (CTE) teachers.

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Blended Learning | Differentiated Instruction

What Is Blended Learning?

By: Chris Zook
November 15th, 2018

Most often, blended learning incorporates tried-and-true teaching methods (like lecture) with the latest in classroom technology (like digital curriculum).

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Keeping Students Engaged in CTE: Part 1

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

Download this free eBook to learn the Do's & Dont's of Student Engagement.

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Blended Learning | Teaching Strategies | Cooperative Learning

What Is Cooperative Learning and How Does It Work?

By: Chris Zook
October 18th, 2018

The idea of cooperative learning has been around for decades, but it never got to the same prominence as blended learning or differentiated instruction.

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Blended Learning

What Are ISTE Standards? (And Why Do They Matter?)

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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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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