2012

Reflecting on 2012

December 31, 2012

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Reflecting on 2012

As 2012 draws to a close, we can’t help but look back and reflect on the year behind us. There was much to celebrate at IXL; we released Geometry content for high school, launched a live webinar series, and went social with Facebook, Twitter, and The IXL Blog. What we celebrate most, however, is all of you! We appreciate your enthusiasm for IXL, and we love hearing your stories—whether you’re a proud parent, a busy teacher, or an involved administrator.

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IXL Insights – Travel with IXL

December 20, 2012

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IXL Insights
IXL Insights - Travel with IXL

As students get ready to disperse for the holidays, remember that IXL is accessible from anywhere! To help them retain their math skills over winter break, they can practice IXL from the cozy comfort of home, or even on the way to Grandma’s house. From our unlimited problems to their hard-earned awards, all the wonder of IXL can travel with them this holiday season. As always, you can check your students’ progress in real time from your own teacher account.

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IXL in Action – Math: A Bear Necessity

December 18, 2012

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In the Classroom, For Admins
IXL in Action – Math: A Bear Necessity

For many schools, it’s not uncommon for students’ math skills to diminish over the summer break. Not so at Greenwood Elementary, where principal Brad Gustafson created an IXL Summer Learning Challenge to help students continue to learn and grow over the summer months. The format of the challenge? IXL bingo. Parents were encouraged to get involved.

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IXL Insights – Reviewing Recent Skills

December 13, 2012

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IXL Insights
IXL Insights - Reviewing Recent Skills

Are you wondering if your students did their IXL homework last night? Take a look at our Recent Skills report! This report tells you what skills your students have worked on lately, how much time they spent on them, and how they performed on each. Teachers often use it in the morning as a quick way to see if their students completed the previous night’s assignment.

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Should the Common Core Include Computer Science?

December 11, 2012

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In the Classroom, Common Core
Should the Common Core Include Computer Science?

Last week, two Google representatives co-authored a piece in the Huffington Post about what they consider to be a “major flaw” in the Common Core State Standards: the lack of computer science content. Maggie Johnson and Jordan Lloyd Bookey, Director of Education and University Relations and the Head of K-12 Education, respectively, seek to raise awareness on the issue. They cite the latest employment projections for 2010-2020.

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IXL Insights – Need Technical Support?

December 6, 2012

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IXL Insights
IXL Insights – Need Technical Support?

Forgot your password? Need help logging in to your account? We’re here for you! Our technical support team is available Monday through Friday, via phone and e-mail, to provide complimentary assistance on any and all of your technical questions. They’re dedicated to providing you with high quality support so you can continue to make the most of IXL.

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Pairing IXL With Your Electronic Whiteboard

December 4, 2012

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In the Classroom
Pairing IXL With Your Electronic Whiteboard

Teachers, did you know IXL isn’t just for personal computers? Try it out on your electronic whiteboard! No matter your class size or students’ skill level, IXL is the ideal interactive tool for your classroom. Here are some ideas for how to use IXL with an electronic whiteboard: 1. Review problems as a class. Whether you’re preparing for an upcoming test or simply ensuring students understand a particular skill before moving on to the next one, the interactive whiteboard lets you look at each problem as a whole class.

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IXL Insights – Reviewing Problems Received

November 29, 2012

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IXL Insights
IXL Insights - Reviewing Problems Received

Where can you see the exact questions your students missed on IXL? On our Problems Received report! The report shows a list of every problem each student has answered, exactly as it appeared in their practice session. It also shows you when they answered the question, what answer they submitted, and the correct answer. You can filter the report by which answers were correct, which were incorrect, or see all completed problems at once. This report is especially helpful for intervention classrooms and one-on-one tutoring.

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The Perfect Solution for Intervention

November 27, 2012

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In the Classroom, For Admins
The Perfect Solution for Intervention

Do you teach an RTI or special education class? IXL offers a fun and supportive learning environment to help students gain confidence and boost their math skills—no matter their ability level. Here are a few reasons why intervention teachers praise IXL: 1. Access to all grade levels. Every IXL membership comes with access to every grade level we offer, from pre-K through high school geometry, so students are free to work in whatever level is most appropriate for them. 2. Ability to hide grade levels. You can easily mask the grade levels to create a more encouraging learning environment for students who might be working at a lower level. You can also hide the practice timer. 3. Differentiation at its best. IXL automatically adapts to each student’s individual skill level.

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IXL Insights – Assessment with SmartScore

November 15, 2012

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IXL Insights
IXL Insights - Assessment with SmartScore

What’s so smart about IXL’s embedded assessment? A whole lot! IXL’s SmartScore is built on a proprietary algorithm designed to give you the most accurate information possible on your students’ progress. SmartScore takes into account the number of problems completed, the number correct and incorrect, problem difficulty, and consistency of correct answers in a row.

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