November 2012

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
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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Guest Post – Creating ‘Small Groups’ with IXL

November 13, 2012

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In the Classroom
Guest Post - Creating 'Small Groups' with IXL

by Michael Stephens
I’ve been using IXL within my classroom for the past three years. My use of the site has been evolving steadily over those years, but I thought I would share the first revelation that struck me as vitally important: the ability to make small groups for students who need additional math support. Let’s say you’ve taught your whole group lesson, and you’re lucky enough to have the chance to use IXL after your lesson is done.

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IXL Insights – Quick Links to Reports

November 8, 2012

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IXL Insights
IXL Insights – Quick Links to Reports

Thirty-seven teacher reports is a lot, but don’t let that intimidate you! IXL makes it easy to find just the information you’re looking for. Besides using the Reports tab, you can also access the data you need by using quick links throughout the site. On the Practice tab, for example, a bar graph icon to the left of each skill takes you to a skill proficiency report.

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Private Funding Resources for Teachers

November 6, 2012

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Private Funding Resources for Teachers

Sometimes it’s hard enough to find the right tools for your classroom, let alone the money to pay for them. We’ve compiled a list of five top private funding resources to simplify your search and help ensure you get the support you need to create a complete learning environment for you and your students. 1. DonorsChoose.org

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IXL Insights – Profile and Settings

November 1, 2012

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IXL Insights
IXL Insights - Profile and Settings

Do you have an IXL account? Make it work for you! You can easily customize your account settings to best fit your needs. After logging in, just click on the “Profiles & settings” link at the top of the page and a window will pop up. Here, you can update information like your e-mail address, password, state, country, and time zone. You can also sign up for weekly e-mail reports to stay up-to-date on all of your students.

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