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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 | Computer Applications | Texas

By: Brad Hummel
July 5th, 2022

Basic computing skills have become increasingly essential to our lives and our ability to function using digital technology. Today’s students need to have a solid understanding of typing, data, and computer applications to use the software they’ll need for most occupations.

Computer Applications | Microsoft Access | Microsoft Office | Lesson Plans

By: Mike Cescon
June 21st, 2022

If you teach high school computer applications, you know how tough it can be to find Microsoft Access lesson plans. After all, Access isn’t nearly as popular an application as Word or PowerPoint, making it all the harder to find resources online to help you teach it. 

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Computer Applications | Microsoft Office | Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)

By: Bri Stauffer
May 18th, 2022

Do you teach middle or high school computer applications classes? If so, it's likely that your standards include requirements on teaching Microsoft Office.

Computer Applications | Google Docs | Middle School

By: Bri Stauffer
May 3rd, 2022

Middle school teachers across the country need to teach students how to use Google Docs. But where can they start? Teaching Google Docs is becoming increasingly important, but there aren’t many resources to help — especially since Microsoft Word is still the giant when it comes to word processing. Plus, with hundreds of students coming to your classroom each year, it would take all of your personal time to implement your own Google Docs lesson plans. That’s why we’ve put some ideas together to help you easily start teaching your students how to use Google Docs!

Computer Applications | Microsoft PowerPoint | Microsoft Office

By: Brad Hummel
April 21st, 2022

When teaching Microsoft PowerPoint to high school students, you may be looking for better materials to more effectively engage your classes. If your current materials are outdated or don’t go into enough depth to challenge high schoolers, you risk your students missing details that will help them succeed.

Computer Applications | Google Apps | Business&ITCenter21 | Microsoft Office

By: Mike Cescon
April 20th, 2022

Computer applications teachers often come to AES feeling overwhelmed by their responsibilities. Between meeting course standards, engaging classes, and prepping students for certifications, teachers like you have a lot on your plate.