The AES CTE Blog

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

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Digital Curriculum | Test Prep

7 Differences Between Digital Curriculum & Test Prep for CTE

By: Chris Zook
March 8th, 2018

Digital curriculum is quickly becoming a cornerstone in career and technical education. Test prep materials have been a cornerstone in CTE for decades. But what are the differences between the two? Don’t they do mostly the same thing? They do — sometimes. Other times, digital curriculum and test prep couldn’t be more different. In general, there are seven differences between digital curriculum and test prep materials:

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Career Readiness | Digital Curriculum | AVID

5 Ways AVID & Digital Curriculum Work for College & Career Readiness

By: Chris Zook
January 11th, 2018

Over the past 37 years, Achievement Via Individual Determination (AVID) has become one of the most distinguished career preparation organizations in the United States. What started as one teacher’s grand idea for student success has grown into a nationwide opportunity for thousands of high schoolers. But technology is changing the way teachers teach. AVID is no exception. Today, teachers can actually improve AVID’s tried-and-true methodology by using a digital curriculum.

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Keeping Students Engaged in CTE: Part 1

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Digital Curriculum | Remediation

4 Steps to Remediate Students with Digital Curriculum

By: Chris Zook
December 28th, 2017

No matter what you teach, you’ll always have students who need remediation.

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Computer Applications | Digital Curriculum

Business&ITCenter21 vs. B.E. Publishing iAcademy: Which Computer Curriculum is Right for You?

By: Laura Posey
November 9th, 2017

There are many programs, tools, and supplements out there to use with your computer applications students. The key is choosing the one that’s best for both your and your students’ needs. That’s why we compare our digital curriculum to other options you can find online. We want you to be able to choose the best fit, and that means weighing your options! In this blog post, we’ll take a look at Business&ITCenter21 and iAcademy from BE Publishing.

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Digital Citizenship | Digital Curriculum

4 Ways to Celebrate Digital Citizenship Week in 2017

By: Chris Zook
October 19th, 2017

Digital Citizenship Week is here! This entire week is dedicated to being smart and safe online. It’s typically celebrated for younger students in middle school and high school, but good digital citizenship applies to everyone who uses the Internet. That’s why we found the best digital resources to help you celebrate Digital Citizenship Week 2017:

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Blended Learning | Differentiated Instruction | Digital Curriculum | Teaching Strategies

9 Tips for Using Technology to Differentiate Instruction

By: Sarah Layton
July 20th, 2017

CTE teachers are faced with increasingly diverse students in the classroom, and finding ways to differentiate your lessons can be tough. Some students will come to your class with more knowledge and experience than others. Not to mention that students all learn at different paces and in different ways. It may seem like a never-ending task, but there is a solution! Using technology to differentiate instruction can help you save time while better meeting the needs of all of your students.

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