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The AES CTE Blog

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

Digital Citizenship | Google Apps | Coding and Programming | Technology Curriculum | Microsoft Office | Middle School | Lesson Plans | Digital Literacy

By: Brad Hummel
September 20th, 2022

If you’re a new middle school computer applications teacher, you’re facing many choices for technology lesson plans for your students. Making the right choices for your classroom can seem overwhelming since learning basic computer and technology skills will set them up for later success.

Computer Applications | Coding and Programming | Technology Curriculum | Middle School | Digital Literacy

By: Brad Hummel
March 10th, 2022

If you’re a middle school technology teacher, you might be anxious about ensuring your students receive an up-to-date, engaging curriculum. You need a curriculum that will help learners use computers, mobile devices, and the internet safely and effectively.

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Computer Applications | Coding and Programming | Middle School

By: Bri Stauffer
February 10th, 2021

Middle school computer teachers have their hands full teaching Microsoft Word, Google Sheets, and more to hundreds of students every marking period.

Computer Applications | Coding and Programming | Middle School | Computer Science

By: Bri Stauffer
February 13th, 2020

As a curriculum developer, we speak with thousands of middle school teachers every year.

Computer Applications | Coding and Programming | Middle School

By: Frank DiMaria
July 6th, 2017

Many computer teachers struggle to keep students engaged, so finding ways to increase interest in lessons is often at the top of our minds. One of the most exciting tools that I have found sparks student creativity and interest is Alice Programming. It’s perfect for middle school programming lessons, and can even be used by other teachers in cross-curricular projects.