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2013 February

February 2013

IXL Insights – Simplifying Your Search on IXL

February 28, 2013

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For Admins, IXL Insights
IXL Insights – Simplifying Your Search on IXL

With more than 2,000 skills available on IXL, we know there’s a lot of content to choose from. That’s why we created a new search feature that lets you search any skill, topic, or grade on IXL. Are you planning a lesson on variable expressions? Or looking for a skill to reinforce your child’s understanding of place values? Our search bar makes it easier to discover all that we offer!

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Are Today’s Students Way Too Stressed Out?

February 26, 2013

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At Home, In the Classroom, For Admins
Are Today’s Students Way Too Stressed Out?

Stress is often considered a grown-up issue, reserved for busy college students or people with full-time jobs and families. However, there is growing evidence that younger and younger children are feeling its effects. In an article on WebMD about coping with school stress, school counselor Joy Holt says she’s seen elementary students who are terrified of failing standardized tests. “Even the little ones, they know how important [testing] is, and they don’t want to fail,” says Holt. “They cry. They get sick. Students have actually thrown up on their test booklets.” High school junior Hannah O’Brien has also witnessed her fair share of school-related stress. “I personally have seen so many of my closest friends absolutely break—emotionally, physically, mentally—under stress, and I knew a lot of it was coming from school work,” she says in the same post.

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IXL Insights – Identifying Student Trouble Spots

February 21, 2013

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IXL Insights
IXL Insights - Identifying Student Trouble Spots

Do you want to identify high-need areas before a quiz or state test but don’t have a lot of time to analyze each student’s weaknesses? You don’t have to—IXL streamlines the process for you! IXL’s Student Trouble Spots report gives you an in-depth look at where individual students are struggling. It shows you a list of the skills the student needs to review, his or her SmartScore for each skill, the amount of time spent practicing, and the number of problems correct and missed.

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Guest Post – High School Math with IXL (Part 2)

February 19, 2013

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In the Classroom
Guest Post - High School Math with IXL (Part 2)

by Dan Aalbers
Here are my observations through twenty weeks of school: Student effort is way up. On the IXL program, students will work a problem and submit it. The feedback is immediate and PRIVATE. Many of my students in Algebra B have struggled with math in the past. They are not very confident in their skills and certainly donʼt want their errors discussed in front of the whole class. If a problem is missed in IXL, a thorough explanation of the problem is immediately shown.

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IXL Insights – State Standards Tab

February 14, 2013

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For Admins, IXL Insights
IXL Insights – State Standards Tab

Teachers, as you start to gear up for state testing, remember to bookmark IXL’s State Standards tab! Whether your state follows its own set of standards or the Common Core, this page makes it easy to keep track of the skills your students will be responsible for knowing come test time. (And you don’t even need an IXL account to access them!) Our standards page provides a full list of math standards, clearly labeled and organized by grade level. Below each strand are links to the IXL skills that are aligned with that particular standard.

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Guest Post – High School Math with IXL (Part 1)

February 12, 2013

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In the Classroom
Guest Post - High School Math with IXL (Part 1)

by Dan Aalbers
I have been teaching high school mathematics at Hampton-Dumont Community Schools for sixteen years. I have witnessed a lot of fads come and go in education some good, some bad. Before I go any further let me give you a little background on our district.

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IXL Insights – Tracking Speed and Accuracy

February 7, 2013

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IXL Insights
IXL Insights  - Tracking Speed and Accuracy

Are you curious how much time your students spend per problem on IXL, or how often they answer a question correctly? Take a look at our Speed and Accuracy report, which shows the average time per problem as well as the percentage correct for any category, skill, or time interval! Why speed? Within seconds, this report can help you identify students who might be guessing on problems or rushing through them without working out all the calculations.

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Digital Learning in Your Classroom

February 5, 2013

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In the Classroom
Digital Learning in Your Classroom

In honor of the second annual Digital Learning Day tomorrow, we’ve put together a few resources to help you celebrate digital learning in your classroom. From 2013 techie trends to a GIF that demonstrates the scale of the universe, you and your students are bound to learn something! 1. Education technologies to watch for.

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