October 2012

IXL for Families

October 30, 2012 At Home
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Parents, did you know IXL isn’t just for schools? You and your children can also take advantage of it at home. We offer monthly and yearly memberships just for families! Here are some reasons we’ve heard from parents about why they love having IXL at home: 1. Have fun! One of our favorite user stories is from a parent in Minnesota, whose 4-year-old son asked, “Daddy—If I eat all my vegetables, can I study math?”

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IXL Insights – International Editions

October 25, 2012 IXL Insights
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Where in the world is IXL? Everywhere you want it to be! IXL is used on six continents in more than 150 countries around the world, so you can access our fun, dynamic content no matter where you live. Our international editions are tailored just for you, taking both local currency and systems of measurement into account. The South Africa edition, for example, features maths topics on metric measurement, the rand, and more.

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Take the Work out of Homework (Part 2)

October 23, 2012 At Home
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Last week, we told you how easy assigning homework is on IXL. Now we want show you how simple it is to grade it—because you don’t need to! When students practice on IXL, they get immediate feedback on their answers. For every question a student answers incorrectly, we provide a detailed explanation for how to solve it. This way, students can quickly understand and correct their mistakes.

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IXL Insights – Audio Feature

October 18, 2012 IXL Insights
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Have you heard? IXL has audio! Are you a teacher or parent of young learners? Even though IXL is continually expanding into more advanced math topics, we haven’t forgotten about our youngest scholars. In fact, we’ve created a feature just for them! IXL’s helpful audio component is perfect for young users who are still developing their reading skills.

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Take the Work out of Homework (Part 1)

October 16, 2012 At Home
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Do your students groan at the mention of homework? We’ll let you in on a little secret: With IXL, you can easily take the work out of homework for your students—and for you! We hear from teachers and parents all the time about kids who actually ask to go on IXL at home, or who practice on IXL longer than required because it’s just so much fun. But that’s not all; IXL also takes the stress out of assigning homework!

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IXL Insights – Coming Soon

October 11, 2012 IXL Insights
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With thousands of math skills and unlimited questions for pre-K to geometry, IXL is the most comprehensive review site on the Web. But that’s just the beginning! We are constantly working to create more content for our users, including more advanced math topics like algebra 2, trigonometry, pre-calculus, calculus, and statistics, and even brand new subjects like language arts. You can expect the same great IXL features—dynamic questions, detailed progress reports, and a fun practice environment—but with even more to love!

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IXL Insights – Printable Certificates

October 4, 2012 At Home
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What’s black and white and read all over? A refrigerator covered in IXL certificates! Parents, you’ve already heard about IXL’s game boards that reward kids with cool virtual prizes. Kids love earning them, but what about something a little more…tangible? You got it! Every time your child reaches a milestone on IXL for number of problems practiced, amount of time spent practicing, or grade level proficiency, he or she receives a personalized certificate to celebrate that achievement. View the certificates by going to the News Flashes report in the Reports tab and clicking the printer icon.

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IXL in Action – Raising the Bar

October 2, 2012 In the Classroom
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Mountain Park Elementary in Roswell, Georgia had always been a top-performing school. But teachers were looking for a way to engage their 900 K-6 grade students even more. They decided to start posting students’ IXL accomplishments in the school hallway, where everyone could see them. The data was arranged by grade level, and new metrics were posted each month in the form of a giant bar graph.

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