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

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IC3 Certification | Digital Literacy

An In-Depth Review of the IC3 GS6 Certification

By: Marcus Esters
September 14th, 2021

Business education and computer teachers often tell us they are interested in adding certification opportunities for their students. And most teachers want to go beyond the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certifications.

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IC3 Certification | Digital Literacy

IC3 Spark vs. IC3 GS6: Which Digital Literacy Certification is Best?

By: Bri Stauffer
August 10th, 2021

If you’re teaching digital literacy in your classroom, it’s likely that you want to implement a certification that showcases your students’ skills and knowledge.

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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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IC3 Certification | Digital Literacy

What Is the IC3 GS6 Certification?

By: Alison Pijar
June 17th, 2021

Are you planning to implement the IC3 Digital Literacy certifications in your program for the upcoming school year?  Did you know the IC3 Digital Literacy program has been restructured with the release of the IC3 GS6 version? Unlike the previous version, the IC3 GS6 exams are organized according to the level of knowledge needed to earn the certificate. With this new structure, you need to evaluate the exams to determine which level is appropriate for your students and how the IC3 Digital Literacy program will fit into your courses. In this article, you’ll learn about the new IC3 GS6 standards and the detailed objectives found on each IC3 GS6 exam.

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Computer Applications | Digital Literacy

How to Meet ISTE Standards for Students with AES

By: Celestial Holmes
January 14th, 2021

As a curriculum developer with content to teach career readiness and 21st Century skills, computer teachers often ask how our curriculum aligns with the ISTE Standards for Students.

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Digital Citizenship | Digital Literacy

How to Celebrate Digital Citizenship Week 2020

By: Bri Stauffer
September 17th, 2020

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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Digital Literacy

How to Teach Digital Literacy Skills

By: Bri Stauffer
April 16th, 2020

Digital literacy skills are some of the most crucial skills taught in today's schools. But knowing digital literacy skills are important to teach is far different from knowing how to teach them.

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