Are you still over the moon about the recent news that NASA has scoped out the largest batch of Earth-size, habitable-zone planets around a single star? Good news! You can celebrate this momentous discovery with a free space travel lesson plan for grades 6-8, created by Kelly Oh, an IXL Professional Learning Specialist. Read on for more details and to download the lesson. Read more

Teacher Appreciation Week: Our Favorite Teachers

May 11, 2017

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In the Classroom
Teacher Appreciation Week: Our Favorite Teachers

Teacher Appreciation Week is certainly cause for celebration, and though we IXLers are no longer in school, many of us have been lucky enough to be taught by educators who made a lasting impact on our lives. Read on for heartwarming stories about IXLers’ favorite teachers!

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IXL Spring Learning Showdown 2017 Winners

May 5, 2017

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In the Classroom
IXL Spring Learning Showdown 2017 Winners

That’s a wrap! Our Spring Learning Showdown has come to a close and we are so impressed by the hard work of the more than 13,000 participating classrooms. And now, without further ado, it’s time to announce the winners:

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2 new international year levels for IXL English!

Plus new math and science skills

May 1, 2017

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At Home, For Admins, In the Classroom
2 new international year levels for IXL English!

Breaking news: our early English content now spans the globe! We’ve expanded our English year levels in all of our international editions. And, we’ve added new skills for math and science. Keep reading for the full scoop on what’s new.

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A+ Ideas for Teacher Appreciation Week

April 28, 2017

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At Home
A+ Ideas for Teacher Appreciation Week

While it’s true that teachers deserve appreciation every day of the year, Teacher Appreciation Week (May 8-12) provides the perfect opportunity to honor the educators in your life. Kick off your week of gratitude with this roundup of creative gifts—from the practical and the edible, to no-cost and last-minute ideas.

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IXL in the Data-Driven Classroom

A case study of Mary Williams Elementary School in Dumfries, Virginia

April 26, 2017

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For Admins, In the Classroom
IXL in the Data-Driven Classroom

Fifth grade teacher Lisa Ivy has been an IXL believer for seven years, and she uses IXL Math extensively with her class at Mary Williams Elementary School in Dumfries, Virginia. She’s a big fan of IXL’s real-time analytics feature because it gives her the data she needs to monitor student progress, keep her administrators informed, and make better instructional decisions in the classroom.

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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
IXL Spring Learning Showdown 2017: Leaderboard Update #2

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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