In the Classroom

Out of This World: Free Space Travel Lesson Plan for Grades 6-8

May 18, 2017

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In the Classroom
Out of This World: Free Space Travel Lesson Plan for Grades 6-8

Are you still over the moon about the recent news that NASA has scoped out the largest batch of Earth-size, habitable-zone planets around a single star? Good news! You can celebrate this momentous discovery with a free space travel lesson plan for grades 6-8, created by Kelly Oh, an IXL Professional Learning Specialist. Read on for more details and to download the lesson.

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Teacher Appreciation Week: Our Favorite Teachers

May 11, 2017

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In the Classroom
Teacher Appreciation Week: Our Favorite Teachers

Teacher Appreciation Week is certainly cause for celebration, and though we IXLers are no longer in school, many of us have been lucky enough to be taught by educators who made a lasting impact on our lives. Read on for heartwarming stories about IXLers’ favorite teachers!

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IXL Spring Learning Showdown 2017 Winners

May 5, 2017

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In the Classroom
IXL Spring Learning Showdown 2017 Winners

That’s a wrap! Our Spring Learning Showdown has come to a close and we are so impressed by the hard work of the more than 13,000 participating classrooms. And now, without further ado, it’s time to announce the winners:

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2 new international year levels for IXL English!

Plus new math and science skills

May 1, 2017

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At Home, For Admins, In the Classroom
2 new international year levels for IXL English!

Breaking news: our early English content now spans the globe! We’ve expanded our English year levels in all of our international editions. And, we’ve added new skills for math and science. Keep reading for the full scoop on what’s new.

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IXL in the Data-Driven Classroom

A case study of Mary Williams Elementary School in Dumfries, Virginia

April 26, 2017

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For Admins, In the Classroom
IXL in the Data-Driven Classroom

Fifth grade teacher Lisa Ivy has been an IXL believer for seven years, and she uses IXL Math extensively with her class at Mary Williams Elementary School in Dumfries, Virginia. She’s a big fan of IXL’s real-time analytics feature because it gives her the data she needs to monitor student progress, keep her administrators informed, and make better instructional decisions in the classroom.

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IXL Spring Learning Showdown 2017: Leaderboard Update #2

How close is your class to winning a pizza party?

April 21, 2017

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In the Classroom
IXL Spring Learning Showdown 2017: Leaderboard Update #2

April is moving right along and classrooms around the world are racking up questions and mastering new skills. Here’s the second, and final, update before the competition ends on April 30. Check out the list below for the top 20 classes in each grade band.* You’re on the homestretch now!

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IXL Spring Learning Showdown 2017: Leaderboard Update #1

The first results are in: See if your class made the top 20!

April 14, 2017

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In the Classroom
IXL Spring Learning Showdown 2017: Leaderboard Update #1

The competition has been fast and furious so far, and we’ve got the first update on who’s in the lead! We’ve ranked the top 20 classes in each grade band*, and we’re astounded at all the learning that’s happening right now. There are still more than two weeks left in the contest, which means you’ve got time to make sure you win that pizza party.

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4 Ways to Celebrate Linguistic Diversity

March 23, 2017

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In the Classroom
4 Ways to Celebrate Linguistic Diversity

There are over 7,000 languages spoken in the world today, and over 300 of those are spoken in the U.S., so chances are your students speak some of them. Strategies for teaching ELLs often focus on learning English as quickly as possible, and once students master English, their native languages are often left at home. But rather than think of your classroom as a Tower of Babel, you can celebrate and recognize your students’ linguistic heritage while still moving towards English proficiency.

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Spring into Ecosystems with a Free Lesson Plan for 6th Grade

March 20, 2017

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In the Classroom
Spring into Ecosystems with a Free Lesson Plan for 6th Grade

Spring has officially sprung, so it’s the perfect season for some ecology-themed science lessons! Today, we’re bringing you a free lesson plan on ecosystems for 6th grade. Keep reading to get the details and download the lesson.

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The 2017 IXL Spring Learning Showdown Is Here!

Enter your class in our contest for the chance to win a prize!

March 13, 2017

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In the Classroom
The 2017 IXL Spring Learning Showdown Is Here!

Get ready! The annual IXL Spring Learning Showdown begins April 1st. Prepare for a month of learning by challenging your class to answer as many questions as they can for the chance to win a pizza party!

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