In the Classroom

Lesson Planning Inspiration: Part 2

Back-to-school blog series #5

August 26, 2016

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In the Classroom
Lesson Planning Inspiration: Part 2

As you get back into the swing of school, it helps to hear how other teachers have approached lesson planning and what strategies they have to share. At IXL, we’re lucky to have a number of former teachers among our ranks, so we asked a few of them what advice they would give. Read on for their responses!

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Entertaining Icebreakers for the First Day of School

Back-to-school blog series #4

August 23, 2016

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In the Classroom
Entertaining Icebreakers for the First Day of School

First-day-of-school icebreakers can do triple duty for your classroom: They ease kids into a new environment, establish a sense of community, and allow students to get to know their new peers and new teacher. If you’re looking for some fun ways to break the ice with your students this year, check out the ideas below!

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Key Tech Questions to Ask at the Start of the School Year

Back-to-school blog series #3

August 17, 2016

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For Admins, In the Classroom
Key Tech Questions to Ask at the Start of the School Year

The addition of edtech tools to classrooms is bringing about a new age of learning, but that doesn’t eliminate the need for careful consideration of how best to add new technology to your school. So as you implement new technology this year, here are a few questions to think about.

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Lesson Planning Inspiration: Part 1

Back-to-school blog series #2

August 15, 2016

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In the Classroom
Lesson Planning Inspiration: Part 1

Back to school is back in full force! It’s both overwhelming and exciting to start a new school year as you meet new students and plan out the year ahead. That’s why we’ve pulled lots of inspiration and ideas for new lesson plans to help you start the year on the right foot!

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How to Design Your Classroom for the New School Year

Back-to-school blog series #1

August 11, 2016

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In the Classroom
How to Design Your Classroom for the New School Year

Among the 1,001 things to think about during the back-to-school flurry is how you’ll set up your classroom. From seating to lights to decor, these ideas will help you foster a space for learning and curiosity.

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IXL Releases 100 Brand New Skills Across All Subjects!

Just in time for some summer practice.

August 2, 2016

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At Home, For Admins, In the Classroom
IXL Releases 100 Brand New Skills Across All Subjects!

We’re here to help students continue learning all summer long, and now there’s a hundred new ways they can do so! We’ve just added 100 brand new skills to IXL in language arts, science, social studies, and math. Go to IXL.com to try them out or keep reading for more details.

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IXL Adds and Refreshes over 70 Math and Science Skills!

June 20, 2016

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At Home, For Admins, In the Classroom
IXL Adds and Refreshes over 70 Math and Science Skills!

Love STEM? Get ready to dive into new science and math content! We’ve just released over 70 new or updated math and science skills across all our grade levels. There’s something for everyone to try—log on to IXL or keep reading to learn more about our newest additions.

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Language Arts Awards Have Arrived!

Students in grades 2–8 can now win prizes for their practice!

May 18, 2016

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At Home, In the Classroom
Language Arts Awards Have Arrived!

Your students have been working hard on IXL language arts… and now, they can earn prizes for their practice! We’ve just introduced colorful, whimsical language arts awards to help students celebrate their achievements and motivate them to keep learning. Check them out here on IXL or keep reading to learn more!

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7 new international year levels for IXL English!

Plus, new math, social studies, and science skills

May 16, 2016

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At Home, In the Classroom
7 new international year levels for IXL English!

Great news for IXL users around the world – we’ve got a little something new for everyone this month! More English year levels are now available in all of our international editions, and we’ve added new skills for math, social studies, and science. Visit IXL.com to explore the new skills now, or keep reading for more info!

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Bringing Excitement to the Common Core with IXL

A case study of Enterprise High School in Enterprise, Mississippi

May 11, 2016

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For Admins, In the Classroom
Bringing Excitement to the Common Core with IXL

Enterprise High School serves 300 students in rural Mississippi. When the school implemented the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), Algebra I teacher Jacqui Lewis wanted a program that would help with this transition. IXL Math brought the standards to life for her and her students—and brought new energy to her classroom.

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