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The AES CTE Blog

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 Literacy

By: Bri Stauffer
July 27th, 2022

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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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!

Business Education | High School | Digital Literacy | Projects

By: Mike Cescon
May 5th, 2022

There’s no denying that social media has become a central topic for many high school classrooms to explore. Students love to engage with it, and depending on the projects you use to exercise their skills, they may walk away with greater insight into how it affects their lives. 

Computer Applications | Coding and Programming | Technology Curriculum | Middle School | Digital Literacy

By: Brad Hummel
March 10th, 2022

If you’re a middle school technology teacher, you might be anxious about ensuring your students receive an up-to-date, engaging curriculum. You need a curriculum that will help learners use computers, mobile devices, and the internet safely and effectively.

Middle School | Information Literacy | Digital Literacy

By: Bri Stauffer
January 12th, 2022

As a middle school teacher, you’re responsible for helping your students navigate the intricacies of the digital world.