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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 | Google Apps | Middle School | Google Sheets

3 Best Lesson Plans for Teaching Google Sheets in Your Middle School Classroom

By: Brad Hummel
August 11th, 2021

Instructing students in a new application such as Google Sheets can be overwhelming, both for you and your learners. You may be familiar with teaching Google Docs as a word processor resource for your students, but you might be less comfortable using Google Sheets to help students learn how to create and manage spreadsheets. You want to provide your classes with resources that are interesting, age-appropriate, and meet your educational standards. Since spreadsheets can often be confusing, you want to make sure the resources you use are relevant to your students.

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Computer Applications | Google Apps

Google Apps Lesson Plans vs. Google Apps Curriculum: Which One Do You Really Need?

By: Emma Stanton
July 15th, 2021

As a computer applications curriculum developer, we work with thousands of teachers every year. Many are looking for new resources to teach their students how to use Google Apps.

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Keeping Students Engaged in CTE: Part 1

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

TestOut vs. Business&ITCenter21 for Teaching Microsoft Office

By: John Krimmel
June 1st, 2021

As a computer applications curriculum developer, we work with thousands of middle and high school teachers every year who need to prepare their students for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification. 

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Computer Applications | Digital Curriculum | Microsoft Office

Jasperactive vs. Business&ITCenter21 for Teaching Microsoft Office

By: Heather Thomas
April 8th, 2021

As a computer applications curriculum developer, we interact with thousands of middle and high school computer teachers every year. These teachers often ask us the difference between our Microsoft Office curriculum and other options, such as Jasperactive.

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Computer Applications | Digital Literacy

How to Meet ISTE Standards for Students with AES

By: Celestial Holmes
January 14th, 2021

As a curriculum developer with content to teach career readiness and 21st Century skills, computer teachers often ask how our curriculum aligns with the ISTE Standards for Students.

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Computer Applications | Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office Lesson Plans vs. Curriculum: Which One Do You Really Need?

By: Emma Stanton
December 17th, 2020

As a computer applications curriculum developer, we work with thousands of teachers every year. Many are looking for new resources to teach their students how to use Microsoft Office.

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