If you’re yearning for a Pinterest-worthy classroom but aren’t sure if you have the time, budget, or artsy experience to make it a reality, never fear. There are plenty of quick and easy ways to add character to your classroom and give your school year a colorful start. Read more

4 Teacher Tips for the First Day of School

August 11, 2017

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In the Classroom
4 Teacher Tips for the First Day of School

The first day of school countdown is already on. Once you’ve decorated the classroom, worked on lesson plans, and gathered all of your room supplies, it’s time to shift gears and think about how you can get yourself into the back to school mindset. Here are several ways you can feel confident going into the first day of school:

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A High School Student’s Tips to Prepare for a Successful School Year

August 9, 2017

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At Home
A High School Student's Tips to Prepare for a Successful School Year

Mikaela S., a rising 10th grader, is taking over the blog today to share her hard-earned insight on how students can best prepare for the upcoming school year. The first week of school is both one of the most exciting and nerve-wracking times of the year. Figuring out classes, making friends, and adjusting to a new environment all happen during the first few weeks of the school year, but you can set yourself up for success with these tips to start the year off right.

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IXLers Walked (and Ran!) to Support Cancer Prevention

August 2, 2017

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Life at IXL
IXLers Walked (and Ran!) to Support Cancer Prevention

For the second consecutive year, IXL participated in our local Relay for Life event in Millbrae, California. On July 22–23, a team of IXLers walked for 24 hours to remember lost loved ones, honor survivors of all types of cancer, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society in its efforts to make a global impact on the treatment and cure for cancer.

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IXL Study in the Sun Contest 2017: Leaderboard Update #2

Halfway there! Check out the second set of results now.

July 28, 2017

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At Home
IXL Study in the Sun Contest 2017: Leaderboard Update #2

The midway point of the Study in the Sun contest has arrived, and with a whopping 60,000+ participants, things are really heating up. Congratulations to everyone on your hard work so far. We’re amazed by your progress and can’t wait to see what else you accomplish!

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End of Summer Self-Care for Teachers

July 27, 2017

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In the Classroom
End of Summer Self-Care for Teachers

August is quickly approaching, which means that many teachers have back-to-school prep on the brain. And while it’s a good idea to get ready for the coming school year, it’s also important to take time for a bit of pre-school self-care. To help you cultivate the right emotional and mental mindset, we’ve gathered up a list of ideas that will help you indulge, reflect, and relax—so you can make this the best year yet.

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Language Arts Awards for All Grades Are Here!

Students in grades PK–1 and 9–12 can now earn prizes for their practice.

July 26, 2017

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At Home, In the Classroom, For Admins
Language Arts Awards for All Grades Are Here!

Exciting news: we’ve recently expanded our language arts awards to our youngest learners and to high schoolers! We know how much students love receiving recognition for all of their hard work, and now, they’ll win fun, colorful prizes for all their accomplishments on IXL. Keep reading to get a peek at the new awards, then check them out on IXL.

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Seize the Summer with these Family-Friendly Apps

July 20, 2017

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At Home
Seize the Summer with these Family-Friendly Apps

Summer vacation is in full swing! To celebrate, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite apps that will help you make the most of the season, whether you’re heading off on a vacation, hanging out with friends, or looking for some good eats.

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4 Ways to Keep Busy During the Summer

July 12, 2017

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At Home
4 Ways to Keep Busy During the Summer

The start of summer is filled with exciting opportunities, but students are probably  also familiar with the feeling of becoming bored in the middle of July. What happens when your kids have nothing to do and registration for camps and summer classes has already ended? Here are some great ideas to keep them busy until school starts!

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Sugarcane named one of AASL’s Best Websites for Teaching & Learning

July 10, 2017

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At Home, In the Classroom
Sugarcane named one of AASL’s Best Websites for Teaching & Learning

We’re honored to announce that Sugarcane, a product created by IXL Learning that allows anyone to create their own learning games, has been recognized as one of the 2017 Best Websites for Teaching & Learning by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL)! The annual awards program applauds 25 websites that “provide enhanced learning and curriculum development for school librarians and their teacher collaborators.” To date, over 10,000 games have been created on Sugarcane. Haven’t explored Sugarcane yet? Play some games or make your own at sugarcane.com (it’s free!)—or keep reading to see how Sugarcane can put a new spin […]

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