August 2017

Introducing the IXL Diagnostic!

August 31, 2017

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At Home, In the Classroom, For Admins
Introducing the IXL Diagnostic!

Big news: we’ve got a new classroom essential that’s going to make your back to school experience even better! The IXL Diagnostic is the first of its kind, delivering student insights that are always up to date. It also offers personalized recommendations that tell you exactly how to target knowledge gaps and help students progress. It’s a game-changing resource for both teachers and students!

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Head back to school with brand new phonics and reading comprehension skills!

Plus, new science and social studies skills

August 22, 2017

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At Home, In the Classroom, For Admins
Head back to school with brand new phonics and reading comprehension skills!

We’ve got lots of new skills to help you get this school year started on the right foot! We’ve just added phonics for grade 2 and reading comprehension for middle school, as well as brand new science and social studies skills. Find all the details on our latest release below, then head to IXL to start practicing!

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IXL Study in the Sun Contest 2017: Leaderboard Update #3

The final update before the contest ends!

August 18, 2017

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At Home
IXL Study in the Sun Contest 2017: Leaderboard Update #3

You’re in the home stretch now! Summer’s drawing to a close and so is the Study in the Sun contest. Once again, we’re in awe of the number of questions students have answered and the amount of hard work put into learning on IXL this summer.

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Classroom Decor Ideas Anyone Can Do

August 16, 2017

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In the Classroom
Classroom Decor Ideas Anyone Can Do

If you’re yearning for a Pinterest-worthy classroom but aren’t sure if you have the time, budget, or artsy experience to make it a reality, never fear. There are plenty of quick and easy ways to add character to your classroom and give your school year a colorful start.

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4 Teacher Tips for the First Day of School

August 11, 2017

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In the Classroom
4 Teacher Tips for the First Day of School

The first day of school countdown is already on. Once you’ve decorated the classroom, worked on lesson plans, and gathered all of your room supplies, it’s time to shift gears and think about how you can get yourself into the back to school mindset. Here are several ways you can feel confident going into the first day of school:

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A High School Student’s Tips to Prepare for a Successful School Year

August 9, 2017

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At Home
A High School Student's Tips to Prepare for a Successful School Year

Mikaela S., a rising 10th grader, is taking over the blog today to share her hard-earned insight on how students can best prepare for the upcoming school year. The first week of school is both one of the most exciting and nerve-wracking times of the year. Figuring out classes, making friends, and adjusting to a new environment all happen during the first few weeks of the school year, but you can set yourself up for success with these tips to start the year off right.

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IXLers Walked (and Ran!) to Support Cancer Prevention

August 2, 2017

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Life at IXL
IXLers Walked (and Ran!) to Support Cancer Prevention

For the second consecutive year, IXL participated in our local Relay for Life event in Millbrae, California. On July 22–23, a team of IXLers walked for 24 hours to remember lost loved ones, honor survivors of all types of cancer, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society in its efforts to make a global impact on the treatment and cure for cancer.

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