IXL Insights

IXL’s 2014 Year in Review

December 29, 2014

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IXL Insights
IXL’s 2014 Year in Review

As December comes to a close, we took a look back at the year in IXL, and what a great year it was! Our users achieved remarkable milestones, and our team added a ton of new content and features to IXL to help students learn and teachers teach. Here’s what we accomplished together in 2014!

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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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How to Keep Parents Connected With IXL Using Reports

November 17, 2014

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At Home, IXL Insights
How to Keep Parents Connected With IXL Using Reports

Teachers: Why wait until the next report card to let parents know how their students are performing in math and language arts? IXL’s reports provide a wealth of information that parents will find incredibly useful. Keep reading to learn how to share the power of IXL reporting with parents!

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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 Insights – Extended Audio Feature

September 8, 2014

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IXL Insights
IXL Insights – Extended Audio Feature

You asked for it, and we’ve listened! IXL has expanded audio support to upper grade levels. With this update, the green audio button previously available for pre-K, kindergarten, and first grade math skills is now offered for grades 2 through 5. To activate this audio feature, simply follow these five steps: 1) Sign into your IXL account. 2) Click on the welcome drop-down menu in the upper right-hand corner. 3) Select Profile and settings. 4) Under “Settings” check the box next to “Enable audio for upper grade levels.” 5) Press Submit. Thanks to this new feature, you can now challenge ...

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IXL Insights – 10 Billion Questions

May 13, 2014

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IXL Insights
IXL Insights - 10 Billion Questions

Your students have answered 10 billion questions! That’s 10 billion moments of genuine learning—each one a confirmation of understanding or a chance to learn something new!

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IXL Insights – Take Advantage of Our iPad App

March 6, 2014

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IXL Insights
IXL Insights – Take Advantage of Our iPad App

We know you’re familiar with all we have to offer online at IXL.com, but did you know that IXL also has an iPad app? Anyone can practice 20 free questions per day, and full access is included with all IXL math memberships—so take advantage of it!

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IXL Insights – Free Daily Practice

October 15, 2013

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IXL Insights
IXL Insights – Free Daily Practice

Are you looking for some quick math and language arts review? Would you like to demonstrate a concept on the electronic white board with your students? Are you curious about the variety of question types IXL provides? Take advantage of our free practice problems! For anyone who wishes to get a taste of what IXL offers, we’re happy to provide 20 free problems per subject, per day on IXL. See how our SmartScore works and watch as questions adapt based on your responses, becoming easier if you get stuck on a skill and harder as you excel. You can even switch from one topic or grade level to another. To start, simply go to www.ixl.com and pick a skill!

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IXL Insights – Welcome to the Challenge Zone

September 26, 2013

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IXL Insights
IXL Insights – Welcome to the Challenge Zone

Practice on IXL is always exciting, but there’s something about that final stretch you just can’t beat. As soon as you reach a SmartScore of 90, you collect your third ribbon and the countdown begins…Welcome to the Challenge Zone! The Challenge Zone, that stretch of questions between 90 and 100, gives students a chance to really show off their stuff. Any score above 90 is excellent, but for those who wish to push even further, hidden prizes and a deeper level of understanding await!

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