October 2014

IXL Language Arts Now Available on iPad!

October 30, 2014

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At Home, In the Classroom
IXL Language Arts Now Available on iPad!

Great news for budding word wizards and grammar gurus – language arts for grades 2-8 is now available on the IXL iPad app! Just download the IXL app from the iTunes store, or update your existing app to the latest version, and start practicing vocabulary and grammar on-the-go. This latest update arrives just in time for our IXL Grammar Geeks Unite! Language Arts Usage Contest, which runs November 3-December 3. Enter your classroom for a chance to win a pizza party (and bragging rights)!

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Grammar Geeks Unite! IXL Language Arts Usage Contest

Contest runs November 3 – December 3

October 27, 2014

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In the Classroom
Grammar Geeks Unite! IXL Language Arts Usage Contest

We are hosting a month-long contest to see which classrooms in the United States can answer the most English Language Arts questions on IXL. Competition will be fierce, so practice from home, at the computer lab, and on your iPads and Android tablets. On December 5, we’ll announce the winning classrooms on Facebook—each one will receive a pizza party! And, we’d love to feature your classroom’s Grammar Geeks on our Facebook page! Just snap a photo of your students practicing language arts on IXL, and send it to us in a Facebook message, and/or tweet it to us at @IXLLearning […]

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Tackle precalculus with IXL

Plus, new math skills for all grade levels

October 20, 2014

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At Home, In the Classroom
Tackle precalculus with IXL

Precalculus. For many high school students, it’s an intimidating subject to learn. However, a strong foundation in precalculus—which reinforces and builds upon algebra, trigonometry, and other mathematical concepts—prepares students for college and career success. IXL wants to help students feel comfortable with these challenging, higher-order math skills, so we’ve recently expanded our content to include precalculus. With this addition, students now have access to a full high school curriculum of over 975 advanced skills, presented in ways that make even the hardest math problems achievable. Read on to see a few examples of our new precalculus material!

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3 Middle School Language Arts Skills to Try This Fall

October 13, 2014

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At Home, In the Classroom
3 Middle School Language Arts Skills to Try This Fall

The school year is in full swing, and we hope yours is off to a great start! Here at IXL, we’ve been working on expanding our language arts program to include more grade levels. Our most recent additions are 7th and 8th grade skills, which bring writing and reading comprehension to life. If you haven’t already explored our new content, here are three middle school language arts skills to try out this fall!

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