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  • Increase engagement through student-centered learning

    student-centricitslearning has released a whitepaper on student-centered learning. Student-centered learning occurs when students are given a voice and choice in their learning and encouraged to gather knowledge themselves. When students are inspired to create rather than consume, teachers become facilitators and guides. This empowers students to take ownership of their learning.

  • Tips and Tricks: Spice up your courses by adding interactive elements!

    tips and tricksBring your itslearning courses to life with talking avatars, interactive lessons and Twitter newsfeeds! Interactive features make lessons more entertaining and increase student engagement. You can easily add these elements to itslearning dashboards, discussions and assignments.

  • DigitalHarford Technology Initiative Includes itslearning

    DigitalHarfordAt the DigitalHarford.GO event in Harford County, Maryland, itslearning was featured as a core component of the new technology initiatives taking place across the school system. The Baltimore Sun has more on the digitization of classrooms and how students are responding (positively!).

  • How can you use educational games to improve learning outcomes?

    dragonboxGames foster engagement – a necessity for any learning experience – but how can you transfer knowledge acquired through gamification to the classroom? When math teacher Jean-Baptiste Huynh noticed many of his bright students struggling with algebra, he figured there was a problem with the way the subject was taught, not with the students themselves.

  • When Snow Days Become Learning Days

    snow daysA winter storm in Georgia this year meant that it was time for an itslearning day in Forsyth County. The alternative, a snow day that would have required students, teachers, and administrators to come in during spring break, was avoided. The Atlanta Journal Constitution has more on how the application of virtual learning is helping many schools to avoid disruptive scheduling changes.

  • Generation Z and Mobile Learning: itslearning Shares Infographic Insights

    generation z mobile learningitslearning has gathered statistics regarding the effect of mobile devices on the education of Generation Z, the cohort of U.S. students now starting to fill middle school classrooms. The findings, summarized in an infographic titled “Generation Z: Growing and Learning with Mobile,” reveal that incorporating students’ mobile habits into classroom instruction can have a profoundly positive influence on their learning. 

  • Gen Z: Growing and Learning with Mobile (Infographic)

    generation z mobile learningWhile educators have been busy trying to understand and teach to Millennials and Generation Y over the past several years, a new generation of mobile natives has been growing in the background. Generation Z, which includes those born after 1995, now fills our K-12 classrooms, and they’ve brought their mobile habits with them. View the infographic for more!

  • New Mobile App from itslearning Keeps Students Updated on School Work and Teacher Feedback, Makes Teachers’ Lives Easier

    In order to help students be better prepared for learning and improve teacher-student communication, itslearning has created a mobile app for iPhones and Android phones. Available for free download from the Apple App Store and Google Play, the itslearning app gives students a quick and easy overview of their upcoming tasks and events and also lets them send and receive messages.

  • Year-End Letter from itslearning CEO Arne Bergby

    arne-bergbyThank you for contributing to another successful year of itslearning! Our company is growing in an effort to better serve you – our customers and users. We aim to make teaching more efficient and inspiring for educators, students and schools across the world.

  • Software update December 2014

    DropboxThe last update this year focuses on time-saving enhancements, including improved support for templates in courses, individual learning plans and notification letters, as well as automatic activation of plans. In addition, we've introduced more Dropbox and Google Drive options.

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