November 2014

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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What SmartScore Goal Should I Set For My Students?

November 10, 2014

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In the Classroom, IXL Insights
What SmartScore Goal Should I Set For My Students?

Have you ever wondered how IXL’s math and language arts programs are able to adapt to each student’s skill level and provide accurate, continuous assessment of student performance? It’s all about the SmartScore! Setting SmartScore goals for your students is a great way to motivate them and encourage improvement. Read on to learn how to implement SmartScore goals in the classroom!

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