The AES CTE Blog

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

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Computer Applications | Coding and Programming | Middle School

Top 5 Free Middle School Computer Science Resources

By: Bri Stauffer
April 18th, 2019

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

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Computer Applications | Microsoft PowerPoint | Microsoft Office | Middle School

The 4 Best PowerPoint Lesson Plans for Middle School

By: Bri Stauffer
April 11th, 2019

Middle school computer teachers need ways to teach students to use Microsoft PowerPoint. But where can you start?

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Keeping Students Engaged in CTE: Part 1

Do you struggle to keep your students engaged during your lessons?

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Computer Applications | Google Apps | Middle School | Google Sheets

4 Places to Find Google Sheets Activities for Middle School Students

By: Bri Stauffer
March 28th, 2019

Finding relevant and appropriate Google Sheets activities for middle school students isn’t easy.

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Computer Applications | Middle School | Digital Literacy | Email

7 Best Lesson Plans for Teaching Email in Middle School

By: Bri Stauffer
February 14th, 2019

As middle school teachers are looking for ideas to teach digital literacy in their classrooms, many are using the IC3 Global Standard 5 (GS5) as a starting point.

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Computer Applications | Keyboarding

What Is TypingClub and How Can You Use It?

By: Bri Stauffer
December 6th, 2018

Keyboarding is one of the most important skills for students to learn. No matter what career path they take, they will need proficient typing skills -- especially in STEM, health care, and other technology careers.

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Computer Applications | Google Apps | Google Forms

The 3 Best Google Forms Lesson Plans Available Online

By: Chris Zook
September 6th, 2018

Google Forms is quickly becoming a staple of Google Applications (G Suite) in schools across the country.

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