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

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

3 Steps to Prep Your Students for the MOS Word 2019 Exam

By: Bri Stauffer
November 7th, 2019

The Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Word certification is one of the most popular certifications in computer classes across the country.

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Computer Applications | Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) | GMetrix

What's the Difference between GMetrix and Business&ITCenter21 for MOS Certification Prep?

By: Bri Stauffer
October 24th, 2019

Are you looking for ways to help your students pass the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification exams?

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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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Computer Applications | Microsoft Excel | Microsoft Office

Top 4 Places to Find Excel Lesson Plans for Middle School

By: Sarah Layton
August 22nd, 2019

Finding appropriate Microsoft Excel lesson plans for middle school students isn’t easy. You need lessons that are made for the right age group, engaging, and meet your course standards — not to mention help you prep students for the MOS Excel certification!

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Computer Applications | IC3 Certification | Digital Literacy

An In-Depth Review of the IC3 Spark Certification

By: Bri Stauffer
August 13th, 2019

Today, many middle schools require computer teachers to teach digital literacy to their students. In fact, so many teachers have to teach digital literacy that education companies now offer certifications for it! One of the most popular options is the IC3 Spark Digital Literacy Certification from Certiport.

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Computer Applications | Technology Curriculum | Middle School

Top 3 Mistakes Teachers Make in Middle School Technology Classes and How to Avoid Them

By: Sarah Layton
August 8th, 2019

As a new middle school technology teacher, you probably come from one of two backgrounds.

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Computer Applications | Computer Science

3 Resources to Help You Meet CSTA Standards

By: Bri Stauffer
June 18th, 2019

School districts across the country are changing their computer course requirements to focus on computer science. With this change, computer apps teachers aren’t always sure what they should teach their students, let alone how to teach it!

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