IXL Spring Learning Showdown 2017: Leaderboard Update #2

How close is your class to winning a pizza party?

April 21, 2017

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In the Classroom

April is moving right along and classrooms around the world are racking up questions and mastering new skills. Here’s the second, and final, update before the competition ends on April 30. Check out the list below for the top 20 classes in each grade band.* You’re on the homestretch now!

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10 Ways to Celebrate Spring

April 18, 2017

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At Home
10 Ways to Celebrate Spring

It’s time to put away your winter coat and celebrate the arrival of sunny days, cheerful flowers, and all things spring! We’ve gathered a few ideas for a spring-ified to-do list that will guarantee family fun all season long.

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IXL Spring Learning Showdown 2017: Leaderboard Update #1

The first results are in: See if your class made the top 20!

April 14, 2017

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In the Classroom
IXL Spring Learning Showdown 2017: Leaderboard Update #1

The competition has been fast and furious so far, and we’ve got the first update on who’s in the lead! We’ve ranked the top 20 classes in each grade band*, and we’re astounded at all the learning that’s happening right now. There are still more than two weeks left in the contest, which means you’ve got time to make sure you win that pizza party.

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Science for all! IXL at North Carolina’s Triangle SciTech Expo

April 13, 2017

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Life at IXL
Science for all! IXL at North Carolina’s Triangle SciTech Expo

On April 8, IXL’s science team headed to North Carolina’s most popular museum—the North Carolina Museum of Natural Science—to host a booth at the Triangle SciTech Expo. The science-centric event, which attracted over 5,000 visitors, was part of the statewide North Carolina Science Festival. IXL was proud and excited to be among the more than 50 science-themed booths from industry, nonprofit, and academic organizations.

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IXLers Do Some Spring Cleaning in a Bay Area Park

IXL volunteers to pull weeds at Mori Point

April 4, 2017

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Life at IXL
IXLers Do Some Spring Cleaning in a Bay Area Park

On the last Saturday of the month, the rain clouds parted and the sun shone down on IXLers as we gathered to assist the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy in preserving Mori Point in Pacifica.

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Spruce Up for Spring! 5 Tips for Cleaning with Kids

March 30, 2017

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At Home
Spruce Up for Spring! 5 Tips for Cleaning with Kids

For many families, the arrival of spring inspires a whole host of spring cleaning goals. But how do you turn that urge to declutter into a household reality? To help you out, we’ve gathered up some simple tips and tricks to make tidying up less of a chore.

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4 Ways to Celebrate Linguistic Diversity

March 23, 2017

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In the Classroom
4 Ways to Celebrate Linguistic Diversity

There are over 7,000 languages spoken in the world today, and over 300 of those are spoken in the U.S., so chances are your students speak some of them. Strategies for teaching ELLs often focus on learning English as quickly as possible, and once students master English, their native languages are often left at home. But rather than think of your classroom as a Tower of Babel, you can celebrate and recognize your students’ linguistic heritage while still moving towards English proficiency.

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Spring into Ecosystems with a Free Lesson Plan for 6th Grade

March 20, 2017

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In the Classroom
Spring into Ecosystems with a Free Lesson Plan for 6th Grade

Spring has officially sprung, so it’s the perfect season for some ecology-themed science lessons! Today, we’re bringing you a free lesson plan on ecosystems for 6th grade. Keep reading to get the details and download the lesson.

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Show and Tell: Yaara Segal

A Q&A with an IXL User Interface Designer

March 17, 2017

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Life at IXL
Show and Tell: Yaara Segal

Say hello to Yaara Segal, senior UI Designer! We chatted about everything from what it takes to be a UI designer at IXL to Yaara’s music preferences. (Hint: There’s a Balkan singer you should add to your playlist!)

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The 2017 IXL Spring Learning Showdown Is Here!

Enter your class in our contest for the chance to win a prize!

March 13, 2017

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In the Classroom
The 2017 IXL Spring Learning Showdown Is Here!

Get ready! The annual IXL Spring Learning Showdown begins April 1st. Prepare for a month of learning by challenging your class to answer as many questions as they can for the chance to win a pizza party!

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