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Computer Applications | IC3 Certification | Middle School | Digital Literacy | Email Lessons

7 Best Lesson Plans for Teaching Email in Middle School

By: Bri Stauffer
February 14th, 2019

As middle school teachers are looking for ideas to teach digital literacy in their classrooms, many are using the IC3 Global Standard 5 (GS5) as a starting point.

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Computer Applications | IC3 Certification | student engagement

5 Questions to Ask When Researching New Middle School Computer Lessons

By: Sarah Layton
November 17th, 2015

Continued changes in educational technology, standards, and software ultimately impact middle school computer classes quicker than other courses offered at that level. At Applied Educational Systems, we hear from thousands of teachers who are looking for help with their middle school computer lessons. Administrators are focused on academic curriculum and common core, leaving resource research, selection, and implementation responsibilities to the computer applications teacher. The selection of new digital content to enhance their middle school computer lessons is their responsibility.

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Keeping Students Engaged in CTE: Part 1

Do you struggle to keep your students engaged during your lessons?

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Computer Applications | IC3 Certification

The Ultimate IC3 Certification Study Guide

By: Sarah Layton
August 18th, 2015

How can I align my content to IC3 certification? If you’ve asked yourself this question, you aren’t alone. We recently did a training session for business teachers in Pinellas County, Florida. Our product development manager, Ken, went through the normal routine of talking about the organization of modules, teacher resources, and management software features. At the end of the session, one of the teachers told us that she really would have like to hear more about best practices. Ken asked for some details and she explained that the IC3 certification was important for her students and that she would like more information. We gathered some material for the teacher and decided to share with everyone.

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