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Q&A with Stig Hymander


itslearning recently sat down with Stig Hymander, a teacher at Djäkneparksskolan in Norrköping, Sweden. A proponent of technology in the classroom, Stig uses itslearning actively in his teaching on a daily basis.

In fact, part of the reason he left his old school was because the platform was limiting him in his goal of meeting students where they are – in the online arena. This places students at the center of the learning process, he maintains.

We were curious to learn more about Stig's teaching methods. Thankfully, the friendly Swede was more than willing to share some thoughts on teaching in the blended classroom.


What is your goal in teaching?

My goal is to put the student in the center and meet the students where they are. I changed schools because the platform being used there limited me in this regard.

What do you find beneficial about using itslearning?

Among other things, itslearning saves time. It definitely takes time to make, for example, tests, but I get that time back since I can re-use the tests and share them with my colleagues using itslearning.

What’s your favourite itslearning feature?

I use the assessment record a lot. It has really saved me a lot of time and allowed me to track student progress much more efficiently. The assessment record also replaced the mountains of paper that used to litter my desk. The risk of losing assessment records has therefore disappeared.

 Fast facts about Stig

 Subjects taught:  English and Swedish
 Grades taught:  7–9
 Number of years teaching:
 Uses itslearning to: Create tests, publish class outlines, provide student feedback and digitalise his assessment record 
 Favourite blended learning method:  The flipped classroom


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