In the Classroom

How to Get Started with EdTech

Simple tips for using technology in your classroom

January 7, 2015

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In the Classroom
How to Get Started with EdTech

If you’ve made it a goal for yourself to start integrating technology into your classroom this year, but aren’t sure where to start, we’re here to help. Read on for tips and resources that will help you on your way to becoming a tech-savvy teacher in 2015!

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New math skills on IXL!

January 6, 2015

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At Home, In the Classroom
New math skills on IXL!

Welcome back from winter break! To help you kick off 2015, we found some time between opening presents and spending time with family to release 45 brand-new math skills! Here are some of our favorites.

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IXL Makes Differentiated Instruction Easy

A look at how our skills adapt to each student

December 16, 2014

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In the Classroom
IXL Makes Differentiated Instruction Easy

For teachers implementing differentiated instruction strategies, IXL can be an effective tool.  With IXL, your entire class can practice the same skills at varying difficulty levels – and the program automatically adjusts for each individual student.  Here’s how it works!

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IXL Language Arts Usage Contest Winners!

December 5, 2014

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In the Classroom
IXL Language Arts Usage Contest Winners!

It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for…we’re revealing the winners of the Grammar Geeks Unite! Language Arts Usage Contest!

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Introducing the IXL Community

Support and resources for teachers

December 1, 2014

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In the Classroom, IXL Insights
Introducing the IXL Community

We’re excited to announce the launch of the IXL Community today! Located under the new Community tab on IXL, we’ve designed this professional learning community to be a space where teachers can get support, resources, and ideas for IXL.

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IXL Language Arts Usage Contest: Leaderboard Update

November 19, 2014

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In the Classroom
IXL Language Arts Usage Contest: Leaderboard Update

It’s just about the halfway point in our Grammar Geeks Unite! Language Arts Usage Contest, and we know you’re eager to see how your class is ranked  – so we’ve got the leaderboard right here!

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How to Use IXL with Pre-K and Kindergarten Students

November 14, 2014

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In the Classroom, IXL Insights
How to Use IXL with Pre-K and Kindergarten Students

Research shows that the use of technology in an early childhood setting has many positive impacts – it increases student motivation, reinforces skills, encourages problem solving and collaboration, differentiates instruction, and tracks progress. Often, however, early childhood educators are unsure about how they can actually implement technology in their classroom and engage students with it in a developmentally appropriate manner. Jessica Sigler, a former kindergarten teacher (and now an IXL educational sales consultant), was in the same boat – but came up with creative ways to use IXL in her classroom and help students succeed. Read on to learn how ...

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What SmartScore Goal Should I Set For My Students?

November 10, 2014

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In the Classroom, IXL Insights
What SmartScore Goal Should I Set For My Students?

Have you ever wondered how IXL’s math and language arts programs are able to adapt to each student’s skill level and provide accurate, continuous assessment of student performance? It’s all about the SmartScore! Setting SmartScore goals for your students is a great way to motivate them and encourage improvement. Read on to learn how to implement SmartScore goals in the classroom!

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IXL Language Arts Now Available on iPad!

October 30, 2014

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At Home, In the Classroom
IXL Language Arts Now Available on iPad!

Great news for budding word wizards and grammar gurus – language arts for grades 2-8 is now available on the IXL iPad app! Just download the IXL app from the iTunes store, or update your existing app to the latest version, and start practicing vocabulary and grammar on-the-go. This latest update arrives just in time for our IXL Grammar Geeks Unite! Language Arts Usage Contest, which runs November 3-December 3. Enter your classroom for a chance to win a pizza party (and bragging rights)!

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Grammar Geeks Unite! IXL Language Arts Usage Contest

Contest runs November 3 – December 3

October 27, 2014

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In the Classroom
Grammar Geeks Unite! IXL Language Arts Usage Contest

We are hosting a month-long contest to see which classrooms in the United States can answer the most English Language Arts questions on IXL. Competition will be fierce, so practice from home, at the computer lab, and on your iPads and Android tablets. On December 5, we’ll announce the winning classrooms on Facebook—each one will receive a pizza party! And, we’d love to feature your classroom’s Grammar Geeks on our Facebook page! Just snap a photo of your students practicing language arts on IXL, and send it to us in a Facebook message, and/or tweet it to us at @IXLLearning ...

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