March 21, 2013
For introverted students, there are few things scarier than being called on in class. While their extroverted peers might be eager to speak up, the pressure to answer a question on the fly can be a struggle for quieter students. And yet, many teachers use student participation as a basis on which to assign grades. Some criticize the practice as harmful to classroom dynamics, like two California high schoolers who wrote an opinion piece about it in their school newspaper.
March 14, 2013
You’ve heard how IXL helps parents, teachers, and students, but did you know we love administrators, too? Your administrator account makes it easy to manage teacher and student access to IXL in your school; you can add, edit, or delete accounts with a simple click. You can also use our comprehensive reporting suite to monitor student usage of IXL in real time. Whether you’re interested in students’ standards readiness before state testing, or you want to keep track of a math initiative you plan to implement over spring or summer break, IXL’s reports can give you detailed information on performance, time spent, improvements made, and much more!