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Study with IXL This Summer and Win Prizes!

We’re hosting two contests to inspire summer learning

May 27, 2015

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Study with IXL This Summer and Win Prizes!

Summer vacation is coming soon, but IXL fun doesn’t have to stop when school’s out! In fact, it’ll be double the sun and double the fun: to keep kids motivated to practice during the summer months, we’re running two different contests for two chances to win amazing prizes!

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IXL Pinterest Contest Winners

Check out our winners’ boards for fun educational ideas!

April 17, 2015

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IXL Pinterest Contest Winners

Last month, we kicked off the launch of our Pinterest page with a contest encouraging people to discover and pin ideas that reflect IXL’s mission to make practice feel like play. We received many thoughtful and creative entries, and here are the three winners of the IXL Practice That Feels Like Play Pinterest Contest!

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Meet IXL’s Grammar Gurus!

Get to know the creators of IXL’s language arts program

April 13, 2015

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Meet IXL’s Grammar Gurus!

Have you tried out IXL’s fun and interactive English language arts skills? If not, head on over here to explore some of our favorites. If you’re already well versed with our ELA content, read on to learn more about a few of the passionate and fun IXLers that created it!

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Stress Relief Strategies for Spring Testing Season

March 30, 2015

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Stress Relief Strategies for Spring Testing Season

Spring testing season is underway, with standardized assessments end-of-course exams, college entrance exams, and more. For some students, test-taking causes stress and anxiety. If your students or children are feeling the strain, here are a few ways you can provide support.

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IXL Springs into Spring with New Skills!

Try out 53 new math and language arts skills

March 24, 2015

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IXL Springs into Spring with New Skills!

Got a case of the winter blues? IXL’s got the cure – just in time for spring, we’ve released more than 50 new skills for you to practice! Check out some of our favorites.

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IXL is Now on Pinterest!

Enter our Pinterest contest for a chance to win amazing prizes

March 12, 2015

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IXL is Now on Pinterest!

Looking for a little inspiration for fun classroom and at-home activities? How about some pin-spiration? Then follow our newly launched Pinterest page! We’ll be updating it regularly with fresh, interesting content like cool science projects for kids, engaging lesson plans, parenting tips, and more. We’re also celebrating our newest social media channel by giving away awesome prizes – like an iPad Air – through our Practice That Feels Like Play Pinterest Contest! Read on for more details.

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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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