June 2013

New Geometry Skills on IXL

June 20, 2013

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At Home, In the Classroom
New Geometry Skills on IXL

Why did the student divide sin by tan? Just cos! Now every geometry student on IXL can take on trigonometric ratios and functions with our eight new trigonometry skills! From basic trigonometric ratios, to inverses of trigonometric functions, to solving right triangles, these skills are sure to keep older students on their toes.

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Summer Conferences for Teachers and Administrators

June 18, 2013

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Summer Conferences for Teachers and Administrators

For many teachers and administrators, summer is the perfect time for professional development. Whether you’re interested in networking with peers, integrating technology in the classroom, implementing Common Core standards, or developing your leadership skills, here are a few summer conferences you might want to check out. 1. ISTE 2013

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IXL Insights – Summer Webinars

June 11, 2013

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IXL Insights
IXL Insights – Summer Webinars

Now that school is out or winding down, take the opportunity to explore IXL like you might have wanted to, but didn’t have the time to do when the year was in full swing. IXL’s live summer webinars offer a whole host of implementation tips and tricks! Attend our IXL Awards webinar, for example, and learn all the ways you can use our fun award features to celebrate student achievement and keep motivation up.

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Graduation Time

June 6, 2013

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Graduation Time

It’s that time of year again! Graduation ceremonies, from pre-school promotions to college commencements, are happening all over the country as students celebrate important academic milestones. The joy of academic achievement coupled with the reality of moving on provides an opportunity to reflect on where we succeeded and what lessons we’ll take with us as we go forward.

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Can a Longer School Day Improve Academics?

June 4, 2013

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In the Classroom
Can a Longer School Day Improve Academics?

Adding more hours to the school day to improve student engagement and performance might sound counter-intuitive, but there’s a growing amount of evidence that expanded learning, or extended learning, in schools really can—and does—work. Edutopia recently released a video about Edwards Middle School in Charlestown, Massachusetts, whose students have demonstrated great academic improvements, as well as greater interest in school, since Edwards’ expanded learning program began in 2006.

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