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

Digital Citizenship | Google Apps | Coding and Programming | Technology Curriculum | Microsoft Office | Middle School | Lesson Plans | Digital Literacy

By: Brad Hummel
September 20th, 2022

If you’re a new middle school computer applications teacher, you’re facing many choices for technology lesson plans for your students. Making the right choices for your classroom can seem overwhelming since learning basic computer and technology skills will set them up for later success.

Digital Citizenship | Digital Literacy

By: Bri Stauffer
July 13th, 2022

With technology at their fingertips 24/7, it’s more important than ever to ensure your students are behaving appropriately in the digital world. But finding a way to incorporate these topics into your existing syllabus can be tough — especially if your courses don’t specifically require you to teach them. That’s where Digital Citizenship Week comes in!

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Business Education | Career Exploration | Digital Citizenship | Marketing

By: Brad Hummel
June 9th, 2022

As a Texas high school business instructor, you may be asked to teach a Principles of Business, Marketing, and Finance course that’s aligned with your TEKS. Making sure your curriculum meets TEKS requirements is essential to ensuring your students learn invaluable business skills.

Digital Citizenship | Student Engagement | Middle School | Lesson Plans

By: Mike Cescon
March 23rd, 2022

With how much of our lives takes place over the internet, digital citizenship skills have become essential for students to develop in the modern day. Students who have developed these skills are well-equipped to handle technology healthily, while those who haven’t may fall victim to pitfalls like cyberbullying or irresponsible social media use. 

Digital Citizenship

By: Chris Zook
March 8th, 2022

As a career readiness curriculum developer, we often hear from teachers who have questions about a variety of topics they are required to teach.

Career Readiness | Digital Citizenship | Middle School

By: Bri Stauffer
January 25th, 2022

New technology is driving change in educational standards across the country, especially in digital citizenship. This means middle school teachers need great digital citizenship activities to meet their requirements. While you could come up with your own activities, that takes a lot of time and you don’t know how each activity will go in the classroom. That’s why we recommend these four tried-and-true digital citizenship activities: