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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?

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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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