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The AES CTE Blog

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

Business Education | Cengage SAM

By: Chris Zook
December 26th, 2019

We hear from hundreds of business education teachers every school year. Many of them are looking for ways to answer one major question — “How can I get my students MOS certified?” A lot of these teachers gravitate toward Skills Assessment Manager (SAM) by Cengage. However, Cengage SAM isn’t a great fit for everyone!

Cengage SAM | Computer Applications | Pearson MyITLab | Microsoft Office

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.

Keeping Students Engaged in CTE: Part 1

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Cengage SAM | Computer Applications | Technology Curriculum

By: Bri Stauffer
December 1st, 2016

Every year at Applied Educational Systems we talk with hundreds of business and computer applications teachers. In speaking with these teachers, many questions arise, one of which is: “What’s the difference between the SAM Cengage program and Business&ITCenter21? Which one is better for me?”