December 2012

Reflecting on 2012

December 31, 2012 Uncategorized
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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 IXL Insights
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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 In the Classroom
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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 IXL Insights
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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 Common Core
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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 IXL Insights
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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 In the Classroom
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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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