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 | Microsoft Excel | Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)

4 Steps for Successful Microsoft Excel Test Prep

By: Bri Stauffer
May 21st, 2019

When it comes to Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certifications, students have the hardest time learning Microsoft Excel 2016.

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Computer Applications | IC3 Certification | Digital Literacy

IC3 Spark vs IC3 GS5 Digital Literacy Certifications: What’s the Difference?

By: Bri Stauffer
May 7th, 2019

With the increased focus on industry certifications across all career pathways and courses, computer applications teachers are the latest group of educators feeling the pressure. While some teachers lean toward the Microsoft Office Specialist certification, many teachers are increasingly looking into the IC3 Digital Literacy Certification. But when teachers dive a little deeper, they realize there are multiple IC3 certification options available!

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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 | 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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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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