January 2013

IXL Insights – Request a Brochure

January 31, 2013 IXL Insights
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Are you promoting IXL to fellow teachers or administrators, or perhaps seeking funding for IXL from your math department? Let us help! You can easily request IXL brochures from our website and we’ll send you colorful, four-page handouts to distribute at your upcoming presentation. The brochures include important information about our comprehensive content, motivating awards system, and real-time reporting suite.

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Exciting New Features on IXL

January 29, 2013 In the Classroom
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To help you put your best foot forward in the New Year, we’re pleased to present our newest additions to IXL. They’re based directly on feedback from users like you! 1. Organizing your roster by class. IXL is getting classy! Whether you’re a resource teacher for multiple grade levels or an upper level math instructor with several different sections, you’ll love our new classes feature.

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IXL Insights – Tracking Skill Proficiency

January 24, 2013 IXL Insights
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Are you looking for immediate feedback on how your students are doing on a particular math topic? Look no further than our Skill Proficiency report, which makes it simple for you to assess your students’ understanding of any skill that they practice! Many teachers, including our guest blogger Michael Stephens, use the report as a summative assessment tool.

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What Role Should Social Media Play in Students’ Education?

January 22, 2013 At Home
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Less than a decade ago, “friend” was strictly a noun and tweeting was something better left to the birds. Today, social media websites like Facebook and Twitter have dramatically changed the way we communicate and learn. While there is much to be excited about, there is also cause for concern when it comes to younger learners.

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IXL Insights – Last 5 Reports

January 17, 2013 In the Classroom
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It’s no secret that time is among a teacher’s most precious commodities. As you jump from one activity to the next, the opportunity for reflecting on students’ progress is often lost. When you plan your schedule down to the second, it’s the little time savers that can make a big difference! IXL’s Last 5 Reports link lets you easily access the progress reports you reviewed most recently, without you having to go back and find them.

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The Key to Enrichment

January 16, 2013 In the Classroom
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Are you an accelerated math teacher or the parent of a gifted child? IXL provides a stimulating learning environment designed to challenge students and enrich their understanding of math concepts! Because IXL offers access to all grade levels from Pre-K through Geometry, students can work at the level most appropriate for them, regardless of their age.

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IXL Insights – Tell Us What You Think

January 10, 2013 IXL Insights
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Do you have a favorite IXL feature? Or maybe an idea for a brand new one? Take a moment to share your thoughts with us! Just click the “Tell us what you think” link on the bottom of our homepage. Whether you’re writing to tell us how IXL has affected your students’ or children’s performance in math or offering a suggestion for improvement, we value your feedback. In fact, many of IXL’s features are based directly on comments we receive from you. For example, take our two newest features just released this month!

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How Much Should Parents Help with Homework?

January 8, 2013 At Home
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If you’re a parent of a school-aged child, you’ve probably asked yourself this question. Naturally, you want your child to do well in school. But at what point is your involvement helpful, and when can it be harmful? “One of the great benefits of homework is to keep parents engaged in what kids are doing,” said Diane Salvatore of Ladies’ Home Journal.

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IXL Insights – Celebrating Class Improvement

January 3, 2013 IXL Insights
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With the holidays behind us and more than four months of school still ahead, it’s easy for students to fall into a post-winter break slump. To reinvigorate them in the New Year, why not celebrate the math improvements they’ve made as a class since the beginning of school? By recognizing their achievements, you’ll give them the encouragement they need to keep going! To help you out, take a look at IXL’s Class Improvement report.

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