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

Computer Applications | Microsoft Access | Microsoft Office | Lesson Plans

By: Mike Cescon
June 21st, 2022

If you teach high school computer applications, you know how tough it can be to find Microsoft Access lesson plans. After all, Access isn’t nearly as popular an application as Word or PowerPoint, making it all the harder to find resources online to help you teach it. 

Computer Applications | Microsoft PowerPoint | Microsoft Office

By: Brad Hummel
April 21st, 2022

When teaching Microsoft PowerPoint to high school students, you may be looking for better materials to more effectively engage your classes. If your current materials are outdated or don’t go into enough depth to challenge high schoolers, you risk your students missing details that will help them succeed.

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Computer Applications | Google Apps | Business&ITCenter21 | Microsoft Office

By: Mike Cescon
April 20th, 2022

Computer applications teachers often come to AES feeling overwhelmed by their responsibilities. Between meeting course standards, engaging classes, and prepping students for certifications, teachers like you have a lot on your plate. 

High School | Microsoft Office | Projects

By: Mike Cescon
April 5th, 2022

When it comes to teaching Microsoft Office, projects are an excellent way to assess the practical skills your high schoolers have picked up in class. After all, Office applications like Word and Excel are really just tools—it’s up to students to make great things out of them. 

Computer Applications | Microsoft Excel | Microsoft Office

By: Brad Hummel
February 24th, 2022

Finding appropriate Microsoft Excel lesson plans for middle school students isn’t easy. You need lessons that are made for the right age group, engaging, and meet your course standards — not to mention help you prep students for the MOS Excel certification!

Computer Applications | Microsoft Office | Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) | Computer Applications Textbooks

By: Mike Cescon
February 22nd, 2022

With how quickly technology advances, it can be a huge hassle ensuring your computer applications course material is up to date. After all, you want your students to have access to the latest resources and information, but textbooks get outdated so quickly that it’s difficult to keep up.