April 2017

A+ Ideas for Teacher Appreciation Week

April 28, 2017

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At Home
A+ Ideas for Teacher Appreciation Week

While it’s true that teachers deserve appreciation every day of the year, Teacher Appreciation Week (May 8-12) provides the perfect opportunity to honor the educators in your life. Kick off your week of gratitude with this roundup of creative gifts—from the practical and the edible, to no-cost and last-minute ideas.

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IXL in the Data-Driven Classroom

A case study of Mary Williams Elementary School in Dumfries, Virginia

April 26, 2017

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For Admins, In the Classroom
IXL in the Data-Driven Classroom

Fifth grade teacher Lisa Ivy has been an IXL believer for seven years, and she uses IXL Math extensively with her class at Mary Williams Elementary School in Dumfries, Virginia. She’s a big fan of IXL’s real-time analytics feature because it gives her the data she needs to monitor student progress, keep her administrators informed, and make better instructional decisions in the classroom.

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IXL Spring Learning Showdown 2017: Leaderboard Update #2

How close is your class to winning a pizza party?

April 21, 2017

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In the Classroom
IXL Spring Learning Showdown 2017: Leaderboard Update #2

April is moving right along and classrooms around the world are racking up questions and mastering new skills. Here’s the second, and final, update before the competition ends on April 30. Check out the list below for the top 20 classes in each grade band.* You’re on the homestretch now!

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10 Ways to Celebrate Spring

April 18, 2017

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At Home
10 Ways to Celebrate Spring

It’s time to put away your winter coat and celebrate the arrival of sunny days, cheerful flowers, and all things spring! We’ve gathered a few ideas for a spring-ified to-do list that will guarantee family fun all season long.

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IXL Spring Learning Showdown 2017: Leaderboard Update #1

The first results are in: See if your class made the top 20!

April 14, 2017

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In the Classroom
IXL Spring Learning Showdown 2017: Leaderboard Update #1

The competition has been fast and furious so far, and we’ve got the first update on who’s in the lead! We’ve ranked the top 20 classes in each grade band*, and we’re astounded at all the learning that’s happening right now. There are still more than two weeks left in the contest, which means you’ve got time to make sure you win that pizza party.

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Science for all! IXL at North Carolina’s Triangle SciTech Expo

April 13, 2017

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Life at IXL
Science for all! IXL at North Carolina’s Triangle SciTech Expo

On April 8, IXL’s science team headed to North Carolina’s most popular museum—the North Carolina Museum of Natural Science—to host a booth at the Triangle SciTech Expo. The science-centric event, which attracted over 5,000 visitors, was part of the statewide North Carolina Science Festival. IXL was proud and excited to be among the more than 50 science-themed booths from industry, nonprofit, and academic organizations.

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IXLers Do Some Spring Cleaning in a Bay Area Park

IXL volunteers to pull weeds at Mori Point

April 4, 2017

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Life at IXL
IXLers Do Some Spring Cleaning in a Bay Area Park

On the last Saturday of the month, the rain clouds parted and the sun shone down on IXLers as we gathered to assist the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy in preserving Mori Point in Pacifica.

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