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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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IXL Analytics – Now Better Than Ever!

New features include custom date ranges, printing, and exporting

May 9, 2016

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In the Classroom
IXL Analytics – Now Better Than Ever!

We’ve recently introduced some updates to IXL Analytics to make it even easier for you to use student data in the classroom! Check out some of the new features below.

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IXL Spring Learning Showdown 2016 Winners

Find out which classes won the contest!

May 4, 2016

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In the Classroom
IXL Spring Learning Showdown 2016 Winners

Nearly 15,000 classrooms entered our Spring Learning Showdown, and students collectively answered over 113 million questions. That’s a lot of learning! And now, (drumroll), it’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for: time to announce the winners!

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What’s a Mole Have to Do with the White House? How to Handle Polysemous Words in the Classroom

April 28, 2016

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In the Classroom
What’s a Mole Have to Do with the White House? How to Handle Polysemous Words in the Classroom

A mole is a very different concept depending on whether you’re sitting in social studies or science class: are you referring to a spy in the White House or the small burrowing mammal? Regardless, both meanings are related (they both go under the radar) and can cause confusion for students, particularly English language learners. Here’s what to watch out for in the vocabulary of your content area.

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IXL Spring Learning Showdown 2016: Leaderboard Update #2

Will your class finish in the Top 3?

April 22, 2016

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In the Classroom
IXL Spring Learning Showdown 2016: Leaderboard Update #2

We’re nearing the finish line for this year’s Spring Showdown, and your classes continue impressing us with their dedication and drive to win! Here’s the second leaderboard update—take a look to see if your class is in the Top 20*!

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Should the English Spelling System Be Revised to Help Kids Learn?

April 20, 2016

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At Home, In the Classroom
Should the English Spelling System Be Revised to Help Kids Learn?

It’s no secret that English spelling is complex. What’s often forgotten is that it takes children a long time to master the skill, and let’s not kid ourselves: plenty of adults still grapple with it too (to? two?). In light of these reasons, some people are advocating for a reform of the system, whether through a complete overhaul or more targeted changes. So is there any weight to their (there? they’re?) argument?

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IXL Spring Learning Showdown 2016: Leaderboard Update #1

Is your class on track to take home the prize?

April 15, 2016

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In the Classroom
IXL Spring Learning Showdown 2016: Leaderboard Update #1

Wow! We’re already blown away by the number of classrooms who have entered and the amount of questions that have been answered. Check out the current standings below to see if your class ranks in the Top 20 of their grade bracket!

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