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

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 If your current materials are outdated or don’t go into enough depth to challenge high schoolers, you risk your students missing details that will help them succeed.

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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. 

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.

Business Education | Computer Applications | CTE Career Clusters | Florida

By: Brad Hummel
March 2nd, 2022

As a Florida CTE teacher, it’s crucial to know your standards for teaching courses in business and computer applications. Keeping your requirements in mind is often the difference between providing your learners with precisely what they need and falling short when it comes to evaluations and assessments.

Computer Applications | Microsoft Excel | Microsoft Office

By: Brad Hummel
February 24th, 2022

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!