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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

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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Business Education | Career Readiness | IC3 Certification | Middle School | 21st Century Skills

4 Best Certifications for Middle School Business and Career Courses

By: Bri Stauffer
May 20th, 2021

In 2021, the Google Apps certification for students was discontinued. As a result, middle school teachers across the US are scrambling to find a replacement certification to offer their business education students.

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IC3 Certification

What Is the IC3 GS5 Certification?

By: Jim Schultz
November 13th, 2019

The IC3 GS5 certification measures a students’ knowledge of digital literacy concepts and skills.

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IC3 Certification | Digital Literacy

An In-Depth Review of the IC3 GS5 Certification

By: Bri Stauffer
August 20th, 2019

Today, many middle and high school teachers are required to teach digital literacy in the classroom.

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Computer Applications | IC3 Certification | Digital Literacy

An In-Depth Review of the IC3 Spark Certification

By: Bri Stauffer
August 13th, 2019

Today, many middle schools require computer teachers to teach digital literacy to their students. In fact, so many teachers have to teach digital literacy that education companies now offer certifications for it! One of the most popular options is the IC3 Spark Digital Literacy Certification from Certiport.

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Computer Applications | IC3 Certification | Digital Literacy

IC3 Spark vs IC3 GS5 Digital Literacy Certifications: What’s the Difference?

By: Bri Stauffer
May 7th, 2019

With the increased focus on industry certifications across all career pathways and courses, computer applications teachers are the latest group of educators feeling the pressure. While some teachers lean toward the Microsoft Office Specialist certification, many teachers are increasingly looking into the IC3 Digital Literacy Certification. But when teachers dive a little deeper, they realize there are multiple IC3 certification options available!

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