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 | 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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Computer Applications | Google Apps

60+ Google Apps Lesson Plans Every Teacher Should Own

By: Sarah Layton
August 16th, 2018

Are you being pushed towards teaching Google Apps exclusively in your computer classroom? This trend is growing in middle schools across the country, but the number of resource available isn't keeping up. That means you need help finding Google Apps lesson plans to replace your old Microsoft Office ones! In this article, we'll share where you can get some great Google Apps curriculum with lesson plans, activities, and other resources. But first, we'll take a look at why Google Apps, especially Google Docs, are gaining traction in schools.

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Computer Applications | Middle School

How 6 New Technologies Engage Students in Middle School Computer Applications

By: Paul Bartrum
July 19th, 2018

Middle school computer applications teachers have a tough job on their hands. Their generation of students have been exposed to advanced computer technology throughout their lives — long before they had to learn how to use it.

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Computer Applications | High School | Lesson Plans

5 Best Computer Applications Lesson Plans for High School

By: Sarah Layton
July 5th, 2018

High school computer teachers face a unique challenge. You have hundreds of students to teach, so planning lessons takes hours of personal time every week. Creating computer applications lessons that are current, engaging, and will prepare your students isn’t easy! That’s why it’s a great idea to look for resources elsewhere. Unfortunately, not all of the lesson plans and ideas are good quality — let alone age appropriate for high school students. So where do you start?

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