October 2016

5 Fun and Educational Halloween Activities for the Whole Family

October 28, 2016

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At Home
5 Fun and Educational Halloween Activities for the Whole Family

Looking for some wickedly fun Halloween activities that the whole family can enjoy? These simple ideas are as festive as they are educational—and they guarantee good times, whether you’re hosting a weekend monster mash or simply counting down to October 31.

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Democracy in Action: Free Election Lesson Plans for Grades 2-5

October 26, 2016

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In the Classroom
Democracy in Action: Free Election Lesson Plans for Grades 2-5

As November 8th approaches, now is the perfect time to teach students about the election process and how the U.S. government works. Bobbi Bear, an IXL Professional Learning Specialist, has put together two mini lesson plans for grades 2-5, available for download here!

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IXL Analytics: Data that supports all your teaching needs

October 20, 2016

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In the Classroom
IXL Analytics: Data that supports all your teaching needs

No two days are the same in the classroom, and we know how hard you work to keep students engaged and to support all the diverse learners in your class. Which is where IXL Analytics comes in. Have you used it in your classroom yet? If not, read on to find out how IXL Analytics can help streamline your school days from whole class to small groups to one-on-one settings.

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Congratulations to the New IXL Elite 100!

Meet some of the top teachers using IXL

October 19, 2016

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For Admins, In the Classroom
Congratulations to the New IXL Elite 100!

Congratulations to the IXL Elite 100 for the 2015–2016 academic year! Out of the more than 250,000 teachers who use IXL, we want to recognize the Elite 100 as our top teachers based on the average time spent on IXL per student. This is our third cohort of Elite 100, and we’re blown away that a third of this year’s teachers are repeat winners. Read on to learn more about this extraordinary group of teachers.

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Free IXL Feedback Organizers for Math, ELA, Science & Social Studies

Develop more reflective students with these downloadable resources for grades 2–5.

October 17, 2016

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In the Classroom
Free IXL Feedback Organizers for Math, ELA, Science & Social Studies

We’re often told to learn from our mistakes, but it’s a hard lesson to absorb, especially for students. Despite reminders to read the feedback on their tests and assignments, students frequently zero in on the grade or plunge ahead to the next task. So to help develop reflective students, we’ve put together some downloadable resources that will help students get the most from their IXL practice.

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Help Your Child Succeed in School with This Technique

How to help your child develop a growth mindset

October 12, 2016

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At Home
Help Your Child Succeed in School with This Technique

What matters more when it comes to achieving success? Being naturally good at something, or believing that you can succeed? It may just be the latter.

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10 Ideas for a Fall Family Bucket List

October 10, 2016

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At Home
10 Ideas for a Fall Family Bucket List

Between the changing leaves and cheerful scent of pumpkin, there are a lot of reasons to get excited about fall. If you want to infuse the whole family with some autumnal spirit, now’s a great time to create a season-centric bucket list. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

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Repurposing Food at a North Carolina Food Bank

IXL Raleigh Employees Lend a Hand at the Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC

October 7, 2016

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Life at IXL
Repurposing Food at a North Carolina Food Bank

September marked the eighth annual Hunger Action Month, a nationwide campaign to encourage people to take action on the issue of hunger. IXLers in Raleigh honored the cause by volunteering at the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. The first food bank in the state, this nonprofit has provided food for people at risk of hunger in 34 local counties for more than 35 years!

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