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IXL Spring Learning Showdown Final Results

April 18, 2014 In the Classroom
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The final results have been tallied…here are your winners of the 2014 IXL Spring Learning Showdown! Elementary School  T. Gnann’s class, Concord Christian Academy,  Concord, NH – 173,775 H. Xiong’s 5th grade class, Brookwood Middle School, Genoa City, WI – 152,378 T. McMillan’s class, Gibson Elementary School, Woodland, CA – 132,949  Middle School K. Viramontes’s 8th grade class, RCMA Leadership …

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IXL Spring Learning Showdown – Week 4 Rankings

April 14, 2014 In the Classroom
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  Here are the rankings for Week 4 of the IXL Spring Learning Showdown! The contest is coming to an end this Thursday, April 17th at 11:59 pm (PST). But that doesn’t mean the competition is letting up! There are just a few more days to go until the top three classes for each division will be crowned to …

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IXL Spring Learning Showdown – Week 3 Rankings

April 7, 2014 In the Classroom
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The IXL Spring Learning Showdown rankings for week 3 are here! Competition is fierce, but there is one more week to go until the top three classes for each division will be crowned and win a pizza party! Keep up the phenomenal work, everyone! Elementary School J. Carlson’s class, Kennedy Elementary School, Mankato, MN – 108,907 T. Gnann’s class, Concord Christian …

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IXL Spring Learning Showdown – Week 2 Rankings

March 31, 2014 In the Classroom
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The IXL Spring Learning Showdown rankings for week 2 are out! We’ve reached the halfway mark—two more weeks to go until the top three classes for each division will be crowned and win a pizza party! Fantastic work so far, everyone! Elementary School D. Spagnola’s class, Eli Whitney Elementary School, Chicago, IL – 54,943 T. Gnann’s class, Concord Christian Academy,  …

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IXL Spring Learning Showdown – Week 1 Rankings

March 24, 2014 In the Classroom
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The results are in! This is the moment you’ve all been waiting for…the IXL Spring Learning Showdown rankings for Week 1! Keep up the great work, everyone. Remember, the top three classes in each division will win, so it’s still anyone’s game! Elementary School J. Carlson’s class, Kennedy Elementary School, Mankato, MN – 30,815 D. Spagnola’s class, Eli Whitney Elementary School, Chicago, …

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IXL Spring Learning Showdown

March 10, 2014 In the Classroom
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Your students are already practicing till they’re perfect—now it’s time to show the world what they can do! Starting March 17, we are hosting a month-long contest to see which classrooms can answer the most questions on IXL. Competition will be fierce, so practice from home, at the computer lab, on your iPads—on April 18th, we’ll …

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IXL Math Graduates to High School

October 3, 2013 At Home
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You’re probably familiar with our elementary and middle school math content, but did you know IXL is taking on high school? Students who practice Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2 skills on IXL will encounter not only more complex subject matter but also more sophisticated problem types to keep them challenged and engaged in learning.

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L.A. iPad Incident: A Reality Check for Mobile Initiatives?

October 1, 2013 In the Classroom
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Earlier this year, the Los Angeles Unified School District generated major buzz when they announced a $30-million initiative to put iPads in the hands of each of its 650,000 K-12 students. Last week, they made headlines again when nearly 300 high school students managed to bypass the security restrictions that tracked online activities and prevented students from accessing certain sites.

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5 Festive Activities for Fall

September 24, 2013 At Home
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Can you smell the freshly-baked pumpkin bread? Fall is officially here! Share the wonders of this magical season with your students or children. Here are some ideas to get you started: 1. Discover the science behind fall foliage – The warm colors of autumn never fail to delight us, but why do they occur? This science lesson explains how and why leaves change color in the fall and includes four fun activities for students to complete, including a plant-themed word scramble and an experiment that separates colors in a leaf using chromatography.

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Research Study: Student Achievement and IXL Math

September 12, 2013 In the Classroom
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Did you know that, according to a recent study, the mathematics performance for students in IXL math classrooms versus comparison students can correspond to a 5-percentile gain on a standardized test? Last year, IXL Learning partnered with Empirical Education to study the effectiveness of IXL math on 4th and 5th grade students in Beaverton School District in Oregon. The study examined the relationship between being in a classroom where the IXL math program was used and performance on the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) math test.

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