September 2012

IXL Insights – Game Boards

September 27, 2012 IXL Insights
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What do a leopard seal, a motorcycle, and Saturn all have in common? They’re all one of the awesome prizes kids can win on IXL! We know it’s not always easy to get kids excited about practicing math, which is why we created IXL game boards. The boards start off blank, but with practice, practice, practice, kids can fill the squares with all kinds of treasures!

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How Do You Manage Your Classroom?

September 25, 2012 In the Classroom
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In a classroom full of kids, there’s bound to be chaos at one point or another. However, you can reduce the madness significantly by implementing just a few simple rules and procedures. For this week’s blog post, we asked a couple of former teachers for some basic tips on classroom management. By setting expectations for student behavior, classroom rules help create an orderly, respectful environment that’s conducive to learning.

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IXL Insights – Have a Question? We’ve got the answer!

September 20, 2012 IXL Insights
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Are you excited about the wealth of IXL student data at your fingertips but don’t know where to start? We’ve got just the thing! IXL offers a helpful list of questions, broken down into categories like “Achievements” and “State Standards,” that will help you find the exact information you’re looking for. You can find it by going to the “Reports” tab and clicking the blue link at the top that says “IXL reports have the answer.” Do you want to know which topics need the most review? What milestones your students have recently achieved? Or how much time your students spend practicing per week?

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Using IXL in Your Classroom

September 18, 2012 In the Classroom
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You might have familiarized yourself with some of IXL’s features by now, so you know what IXL can do. But how do you take advantage of it? Not only is IXL the perfect tool for math practice, but it’s also easy to implement in your classroom! In fact, we’re amazed at the fun ideas teachers come up with. You might just discover your own creative use for IXL! Here are some ideas to get you started.

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IXL Insights – User Guides

September 13, 2012 IXL Insights
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Are you new to IXL and looking for a little guidance? Our user guides will point you in the right direction! The illustrated quick-start guides offer clear explanations on the basics, while the full guide for teachers explores the ins and outs of every IXL feature. Whether you’re a teacher needing to set up your class roster or a parent eager to have your child begin practicing, our user guides provide the information you need to take advantage of IXL. Skim them, study them, or print them out to use as a reference. You can also take a look at our list of frequently asked questions for a quick answer to your query. See all this and more by clicking on the “User guides” link.

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Conquering the Common Core

September 11, 2012 Common Core
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Are you anxious about the Common Core State Standards? The CCSS are intended to provide a consistent understanding of what students should learn in order to be successful in college and the workforce. By the same token, they also help teachers and parents know how best to help students prepare for the future.

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IXL Insights – Letter to Parents

September 6, 2012 IXL Insights
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Parents often want to know what they can do to help their children succeed in school. Students’ ability to access IXL from any internet-enabled computer at home allows for extra practice time—and offers the perfect opportunity for parents to get involved. But how do you get the word out? Leave it to us. We provide you with a “Letter to parents” (located at the top of your roster) that can be printed, e-mailed, or downloaded for easy editing. It’s a quick and simple way to introduce parents to IXL and encourage them to get involved with their child’s math learning.

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