2014

IXL’s 2014 Year in Review

December 29, 2014

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IXL Insights
IXL’s 2014 Year in Review

As December comes to a close, we took a look back at the year in IXL, and what a great year it was! Our users achieved remarkable milestones, and our team added a ton of new content and features to IXL to help students learn and teachers teach. Here’s what we accomplished together in 2014!

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Show and Tell: Michael Bell

A Q&A with an IXL Educational Sales Consultant

December 22, 2014

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Life at IXL
Show and Tell: Michael Bell

Get to know Michael Bell, an IXL sales consultant and former educator. He tells us all about the joy of working with IXL customers and his passion for education, the arts…and rocks!

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IXL Makes Differentiated Instruction Easy

A look at how our skills adapt to each student

December 16, 2014

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In the Classroom
IXL Makes Differentiated Instruction Easy

For teachers implementing differentiated instruction strategies, IXL can be an effective tool.  With IXL, your entire class can practice the same skills at varying difficulty levels – and the program automatically adjusts for each individual student.  Here’s how it works!

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Show and Tell : Kate Mattison

A Q&A with IXL’s Director of Products

December 8, 2014

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Life at IXL
Show and Tell : Kate Mattison

In a new series of blog posts, we’ll be introducing you to members of the IXL team. Through fun Q&As, you’ll learn how our employees bring IXL to life, and how we spend our time away from the office. We’re kicking off this series with an interview with Kate Mattison, Director of Products. Read on to learn about how she helped launch IXL and the best present she’s ever gotten!

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IXL Language Arts Usage Contest Winners!

December 5, 2014

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In the Classroom
IXL Language Arts Usage Contest Winners!

It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for…we’re revealing the winners of the Grammar Geeks Unite! Language Arts Usage Contest!

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Introducing the IXL Community

Support and resources for teachers

December 1, 2014

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In the Classroom, IXL Insights
Introducing the IXL Community

We’re excited to announce the launch of the IXL Community today! Located under the new Community tab on IXL, we’ve designed this professional learning community to be a space where teachers can get support, resources, and ideas for IXL.

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Helping to Build a Community

IXL Employees Volunteer with Habitat for Humanity

November 25, 2014

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Life at IXL
Helping to Build a Community

On November 15, a group of IXL employees traded in our laptops for hard hats to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco. Armed with hammers, nails, and even jackhammers, we spent our day learning new skills, bonding with our colleagues and making a difference in the community.

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Teach Kids to be Thankful All Year Round

November 24, 2014

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At Home
Teach Kids to be Thankful All Year Round

The upcoming Thanksgiving holiday is great for inspiring kids to say what they’re thankful for – but once December hits, some children may switch into a “gimme” or “I want” mode, focusing on what gifts they want for the holidays and forgetting to appreciate what they already have. So how can we teach kids to express gratitude during the holidays and all 12 months of the year? Read on for some ideas!

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IXL Language Arts Usage Contest: Leaderboard Update

November 19, 2014

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In the Classroom
IXL Language Arts Usage Contest: Leaderboard Update

It’s just about the halfway point in our Grammar Geeks Unite! Language Arts Usage Contest, and we know you’re eager to see how your class is ranked  – so we’ve got the leaderboard right here!

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How to Use IXL with Pre-K and Kindergarten Students

November 14, 2014

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In the Classroom, IXL Insights
How to Use IXL with Pre-K and Kindergarten Students

Research shows that the use of technology in an early childhood setting has many positive impacts – it increases student motivation, reinforces skills, encourages problem solving and collaboration, differentiates instruction, and tracks progress. Often, however, early childhood educators are unsure about how they can actually implement technology in their classroom and engage students with it in a developmentally appropriate manner. Jessica Sigler, a former kindergarten teacher (and now an IXL educational sales consultant), was in the same boat – but came up with creative ways to use IXL in her classroom and help students succeed. Read on to learn how ...

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