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IXL Language Arts Usage Contest: Leaderboard Update

November 19, 2014 In the Classroom
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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! Here are the top 10 classrooms so far, based on the average number of problems practiced per student: J. Smith’s class, St. …

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How to Use IXL with Pre-K and Kindergarten Students

November 14, 2014 In the Classroom
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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 …

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What SmartScore Goal Should I Set For My Students?

November 10, 2014 In the Classroom
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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 …

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IXL Language Arts Now Available on iPad!

October 30, 2014 At Home
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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 …

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Grammar Geeks Unite! IXL Language Arts Usage Contest

Contest runs November 3 – December 3

October 27, 2014 In the Classroom
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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 …

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Tackle precalculus with IXL

Plus, new math skills for all grade levels

October 20, 2014 At Home
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Precalculus. For many high school students, it’s an intimidating subject to learn. However, a strong foundation in precalculus—which reinforces and builds upon algebra, trigonometry, and other mathematical concepts—prepares students for college and career success. IXL wants to help students feel comfortable with these challenging, higher-order math skills, so we’ve recently expanded our content to include precalculus. …

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3 Middle School Language Arts Skills to Try This Fall

October 13, 2014 At Home
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The school year is in full swing, and we hope yours is off to a great start! Here at IXL, we’ve been working on expanding our language arts program to include more grade levels. Our most recent additions are 7th and 8th grade skills, which bring writing and reading comprehension to life. If you haven’t already …

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New this summer!

August 25, 2014 At Home
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We’ve got some exciting new tools coming out on IXL in just a few weeks, but here’s what we’ve already launched in time for the new school year! ELA for 7th and 8th grades: Our newest language arts skills are our best yet—featuring multi-part questions, interactive elements, and sophisticated content like interpreting context clues and figurative …

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IXL Trial Users Tournament – Final Results

May 23, 2014 In the Classroom
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Drumroll please…. The final results are in! Here are your winners for the IXL Trial Users Tournament: L. Schreiber’s class, Edison Collegiate High School, Fort Myers, FL – 89,856 K. Dean’s class, McWhirter Elementary School, Webster, TX – 66,201 K. Wirth’s class, Alta View Elementary School, Sandy, UT – 56,513 A. Jaraiedi’s class, Aura Elementary School, Glassboro, NJ – 54,822 K. …

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IXL Trial Users Tournament – Week 2 Rankings

May 14, 2014 In the Classroom
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Announcing the top 10… Rankings for Week 2 of the IXL Trial Users Tournament have been tallied! The competition is getting fierce! Remember, the top three classes will win a yearlong IXL classroom license. Fantastic work so far, everyone! Top 10 Classes K. Wirth, Alta View Elementary, Sandy, UT – 36,366 L. Schreiber, Edison Collegiate High School, Fort Myers, FL – 35,878 K. Hegeman, …

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