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How IXL Can Save You Time with the EngageNY Curriculum

EngageNY/IXL Lesson Alignments Available to Download

February 1, 2016

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In the Classroom
How IXL Can Save You Time with the EngageNY Curriculum

Do you use EngageNY math in your classroom? Are you struggling to complete all the necessary lesson components during your instructional time? We’ve enlisted the help of IXL Training Specialist Lauri Susi to break down the intended philosophy behind EngageNY and to show how using IXL with this curriculum can actually save you time! And, we even have two EngageNY/IXL lesson alignments available for download.

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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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At Home, In the Classroom
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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How to Implement IXL with an RTI/MTSS Model

Administrator Blog Series, Part 2

January 21, 2016

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In the Classroom
How to Implement IXL with an RTI/MTSS Model

We’re back with another entry in our Administrator Blog Series! If you haven’t yet, make sure to check out last week’s post on word problems and the math fluency gap. This week, we’re talking about RTI/MTSS, and specifically, how easy it is to incorporate IXL into an RTI model. From Tier I to Tier III, IXL supports many of the RTI model recommendations. Read on to find out how to leverage IXL’s features in new ways.

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Black History Month: Free 2nd and 3rd Grade Lessons Available to Download

January 19, 2016

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In the Classroom
Black History Month: Free 2nd and 3rd Grade Lessons Available to Download

February is Black History Month, a perfect time to highlight the contributions and achievements of African Americans throughout our nation’s history. Bobbi Bear, an IXL Training Specialist, has put together materials and suggested resources for four 45-minute lesson plans for second and third grades, available for download here!

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Two Trains, Traveling in Opposite Directions… Word Problems and the Math Fluency Gap

Administrator Blog Series, Part 1

January 15, 2016

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In the Classroom
Two Trains, Traveling in Opposite Directions… Word Problems and the Math Fluency Gap

Math fluency is a nagging problem in our schools nationwide, but there are some surprisingly tangible actions we can take to close the gap. Kevin Baird, the Chairman at the Center for College & Career Readiness, shared his insights previously in a webinar in partnership with IXL. We’re highlighting some of his points here, but also keep an eye on our upcoming webinars page to attend future sessions!

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“I Have a Dream”: Lesson Plans for MLK Day

January 12, 2016

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In the Classroom
“I Have a Dream”: Lesson Plans for MLK Day

MLK Day is almost here, and aside from relishing the prospect of a day off, we want to take time to remember the extraordinary man who inspired this holiday. So, we’ve gathered up some ideas for exploring Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy with students of all grades in the coming week.

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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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At Home, In the Classroom
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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Meet IXL’s History Buffs!

Get to know the creators of IXL Social Studies

December 17, 2015

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At Home, In the Classroom, Life at IXL
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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At Home, In the Classroom, Life at IXL
Meet IXL’s Science Experts!

Have you tried out IXL’s newest subject, science? (If not, go for it—you can practice 20 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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At Home, In the Classroom
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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