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Computer Applications | technology curriculum | Middle School

Top 3 Mistakes Teachers Make in Middle School Technology Classes and How to Avoid Them

By: Sarah Layton
August 8th, 2019

As a new middle school technology teacher, you probably come from one of two backgrounds.

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Cengage SAM | Computer Applications | technology curriculum

SAM Cengage vs. Business&ITCenter21: Which Is Better?

By: Bri Stauffer
December 1st, 2016

Every year at Applied Educational Systems we talk with hundreds of business and computer applications teachers. In speaking with these teachers, many questions arise, one of which is: “What’s the difference between the SAM Cengage program and Business&ITCenter21? Which one is better for me?”

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Computer Applications | Curriculum Development | technology curriculum

An Honest Comparison of the Microsoft IT Academy Program and Business&ITCenter21: Which is Better?

By: Bri Stauffer
November 10th, 2016

Here at Applied Educational Systems we speak with thousands of computer teachers and administrators across the United States. When an educator is interested in reviewing our computer applications curriculum, Business&ITCenter21, we are often asked questions like: “Isn’t this just like the Microsoft IT Academy Program?”

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Computer Applications | Google Docs | technology curriculum

How To Overcome 4 Big Challenges When Creating Google Lesson Plans

By: Jim Schultz
September 1st, 2016

Are you in search of Google lesson plans, but stuck trying to juggle everything else you need to accomplish? Computer applications teachers face many challenges when trying to create engaging, interactive lessons. As a curriculum developer we hear from hundreds of computer teachers about their struggles. In working with these teachers, we hear many different stories like these:

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Computer Applications | Google Apps | technology curriculum

How to Easily Teach Google Apps in a Technology Curriculum

By: Sarah Layton
March 29th, 2016

Do you know how to start teaching Google Apps in your technology curriculum? If you said no, you are in some pretty good company. It turns out that many middle school teachers are looking for these resources. Because we've provided technology curriculum to teach Microsoft Office for middle school and high school for years, it was a logical transition when teachers started asking us about Google Apps curriculum.

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Computer Applications | technology curriculum | Middle School

A Guide to Finding Technology Curriculum for Middle & High School

By: Sarah Layton
November 3rd, 2015

Are you a new technology teacher on the hunt for technology curriculum? You are not alone! We get a lot of questions from teachers, especially from new ones who do not have a wealth of experience, who are struggling to find relevant instructional resources. Just this week, these two emails crossed my path...

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