February 2017

The Ins and Outs of Self-Directed Learning in the Classroom

Part 1 of a two-part series on self-directed learning

February 28, 2017

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For Admins, In the Classroom
The Ins and Outs of Self-Directed Learning in the Classroom

The term “self-directed learning” has been flying around education circles, but what exactly is it and why is it important in the classroom? We tackle these questions and more below.

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5 Strategies for Pleasing Picky Eaters

February 24, 2017

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At Home
5 Strategies for Pleasing Picky Eaters

In a perfect world, kids and adults alike would eat nothing but nutritious and delicious brain food. In reality, sometimes it takes a bit of ingenuity to please picky palettes. If you want to remind your family that they are what they eat, read on for 5 ideas you can bring to the table.

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New Phonics and Reading Skills for Budding Bookworms!

Plus new and updated math and social studies skills

February 21, 2017

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At Home, For Admins, In the Classroom
New Phonics and Reading Skills for Budding Bookworms!

Exciting news for young readers and writers: we’ve just released over 100 new phonics and reading skills to support early literacy development! And—we have new and revamped math skills for kindergarten through precalculus, as well as updated social studies skills for middle school. Check out the new content on IXL, or keep reading for all the details.

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IXL Volunteers at the Millbrae Education Foundation Walk-A-Thon

Walk for a Cause: Supporting Technology and Music Education

February 10, 2017

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Life at IXL
IXL Volunteers at the Millbrae Education Foundation Walk-A-Thon

On Saturday, February 4, IXL volunteered at the Millbrae Education Foundation (MEF) Walk-A-Thon for the second year in a row! The MEF is a non-profit, parent-run volunteer organization that raises essential funds to provide technology and music education for the 2500+ students in the city of Millbrae. The MEF held a district-wide walk-a-thon this month to raise money for these programs—including IXL, which is used by 3 out of 5 schools in the district.

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IXL Pi Day Party

February 2, 2017

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Uncategorized
IXL Pi Day Party

Calling all math enthusiasts—got any Pi Day plans? On Tuesday, March 14, come enjoy pizza, pie, and beer, as well as games and prizes, at IXL headquarters! We promise an evening of irrational fun, where you can chow down and connect with the Bay Area’s vibrant math education community. For the full details, click on the e-vite below. We hope to see you there!

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