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Kids Tell Us What Love Means

February 12, 2015

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Kids Tell Us What Love Means

What is love? Aristotle said, “Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.” For John Lennon, “love is the flower you’ve got to let grow.” And Martin Luther King, Jr. said that “love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.” This word can be defined in hundreds of different ways, but we were curious what kids think love is. So, we asked the children of IXLers, “What does love mean?” Here are their adorable (and often funny) answers!

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Introducing IXL Language Arts for 9th and 10th Grades!

February 3, 2015

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Introducing IXL Language Arts for 9th and 10th Grades!

High schoolers can now join in on the fun of practicing English language arts on IXL, with the launch of our 9th and 10th grade skills! We’ve added hundreds of problems that teach students to use words accurately and precisely, questions that ask students to evaluate writing and make effective choices for meaning and style, and much more. Not sure where to start? Here are some highlights:

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Free Apps That Will Help You Get Things Done

January 28, 2015

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Free Apps That Will Help You Get Things Done

Whether you’re a teacher, working parent, or stay-at-home parent, you’ve probably felt that you have a lot to do, and not enough time to do it in. Juggling multiple tasks is a challenge, but luckily there are free apps that can make it easier to get things done efficiently in the time you do have. Here are some of our favorites.

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A Snow Day Lesson Plan

Ideas for making your child’s day off educational AND fun!

January 14, 2015

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A Snow Day Lesson Plan

Winter’s chilly temperatures mean potential snow days for students. Instead of plopping down in front of the TV and letting those days go to waste, use snow days as an opportunity to keep kids learning with fun, hands-on activities! Here’s your productive snow day itinerary:

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New math skills on IXL!

January 6, 2015

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New math skills on IXL!

Welcome back from winter break! To help you kick off 2015, we found some time between opening presents and spending time with family to release 45 brand-new math skills! Here are some of our favorites.

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Teach Kids to be Thankful All Year Round

November 24, 2014

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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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How to Keep Parents Connected With IXL Using Reports

November 17, 2014

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How to Keep Parents Connected With IXL Using Reports

Teachers: Why wait until the next report card to let parents know how their students are performing in math and language arts? IXL’s reports provide a wealth of information that parents will find incredibly useful. Keep reading to learn how to share the power of IXL reporting with parents!

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IXL Language Arts Now Available on iPad!

October 30, 2014

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IXL Language Arts Now Available on iPad!

Great news for budding word wizards and grammar gurus – language arts for grades 2-8 is now available on the IXL iPad app! Just download the IXL app from the iTunes store, or update your existing app to the latest version, and start practicing vocabulary and grammar on-the-go. This latest update arrives just in time for our IXL Grammar Geeks Unite! Language Arts Usage Contest, which runs November 3-December 3. Enter your classroom for a chance to win a pizza party (and bragging rights)!

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Tackle precalculus with IXL

Plus, new math skills for all grade levels

October 20, 2014

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Tackle precalculus with IXL

Precalculus. For many high school students, it’s an intimidating subject to learn. However, a strong foundation in precalculus—which reinforces and builds upon algebra, trigonometry, and other mathematical concepts—prepares students for college and career success. IXL wants to help students feel comfortable with these challenging, higher-order math skills, so we’ve recently expanded our content to include precalculus. With this addition, students now have access to a full high school curriculum of over 975 advanced skills, presented in ways that make even the hardest math problems achievable. Read on to see a few examples of our new precalculus material!

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3 Middle School Language Arts Skills to Try This Fall

October 13, 2014

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3 Middle School Language Arts Skills to Try This Fall

The school year is in full swing, and we hope yours is off to a great start! Here at IXL, we’ve been working on expanding our language arts program to include more grade levels. Our most recent additions are 7th and 8th grade skills, which bring writing and reading comprehension to life. If you haven’t already explored our new content, here are three middle school language arts skills to try out this fall!

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