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Kids Tell Us What Happiness Means

February 16, 2016

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Kids Tell Us What Happiness Means

We’re told happiness is more than success and wealth. So, what does the pursuit of happiness actually entail? Since wisdom comes out of the mouths of babes, we asked the children of IXLers to answer the question “What does happiness mean to you?” We got some insightful, and humorous, responses—check out their sage advice below!

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Super Bowl Party Ideas Sure to Keep the Kids Entertained

February 3, 2016

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Super Bowl Party Ideas Sure to Keep the Kids Entertained

As you prepare for the festivities this weekend, it can be tough to think of ways to keep kids happy and entertained during the long game. Whether you’re rooting for the Panthers or the Broncos, or just want to watch the commercials, check out these activities to help everyone enjoy the party, kids included.

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When the Weather Outside Is Frightful, Keep Students Learning with IXL

How to Plan for a Snow Day

January 26, 2016

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When the Weather Outside Is Frightful, Keep Students Learning with IXL

Snowstorms are in full force, and so are snow days! While it’s important for everyone to stay safe and off the roads, the interruptions to the regular school schedule can make keeping on track with learning a little more challenging. Thankfully, IXL Training Specialist Bobbi Bear is here to the rescue with ideas for both teachers and parents on how to make the best of school closures!

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Introducing Language Arts for 1st Grade!

And, new math and language arts skills, and skill code changes

January 5, 2016

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Introducing Language Arts for 1st Grade!

We’re ringing in the new year with a new grade level – language arts for 1st grade! Plus, more language arts and math skills in other grades – keep reading to learn more.

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Over the River and Through the Woods: 5 Tips to Travel with Kids

December 21, 2015

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Over the River and Through the Woods: 5 Tips to Travel with Kids

Traveling can be stressful at the best of times, not to mention during the frenetic holiday season. But never fear—with a bit of preparation and a positive attitude, you can enjoy the trip to Grandma’s house as a little extra time to spend with the family. Just remember, above all else, to be flexible and make the best of any unexpected detours or delays. Check out some more travel tips below!

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Meet IXL’s History Buffs!

Get to know the creators of IXL Social Studies

December 17, 2015

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Meet IXL’s History Buffs!

We recently launched IXL social studies, which we hope you’ve had a chance to try out, and now we’d love for you to get to know some of the people who helped create it! We asked our social studies content developers why it’s important for students to have a strong foundation in social studies, what historical figure they’d like to dine with, and more!

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Meet IXL’s Science Experts!

Get to know the creators of IXL Science

December 16, 2015

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Meet IXL’s Science Experts!

Have you tried out IXL’s newest subject, science? (If not, go for it—you can practice 10 questions a day for free!) Today, we’re getting to know the team of content developers that created our science skills. Find out why they think learning science is important, what they’d take with them on a deep-sea adventure, and more!

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Check Out the All-New IXL iPad App!

Latest version of K-12 education app features handwriting recognition, new practice screen, and more!

December 16, 2015

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Check Out the All-New IXL iPad App!

The latest version of the IXL app is packed with fun new features that create an immersive, engaging, can’t-get-enough learning experience.  Download or update the IXL app today on the App Store to play with our captivating math and English language arts skills, or keep reading to learn more about what’s new!

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Delve into History with IXL!

Introducing IXL Social Studies

November 19, 2015

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Delve into History with IXL!

History comes to life on IXL! Available for grades 2–5, IXL Social Studies helps students delve into U.S. history, geography, civics, economics, cultural celebrations, and more. New interactive question types and motivating challenges will keep students coming back for more. Read on to learn more about IXL social studies and view some of our new skills!

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Dive into Science with IXL!

Introducing IXL Science

November 18, 2015

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Dive into Science with IXL!

Science has joined the expanding family of IXL subjects! Available for grades 2–5, IXL engages students’ innate curiosity about topics in physical science, life science, and Earth science. As always, our skills are aligned to state and the Next Generation Science Standards and include a variety of interactive question types that captivate students. Read on to find out more about IXL science and see examples of our new skills!

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