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Seven Inspiring Films for Educators

July 25, 2013

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Seven Inspiring Films for Educators

Superheroes and spaceships are all well and good when it comes to summer entertainment, but we thought you might also enjoy something a little more, well, down-to-earth. With another month of summer to go, now is the perfect time to start getting inspired for the new school year, while still taking advantage of relaxing vacation days. We think you’ll enjoy these award-winning films about the power of education and the positive influence that educators can have on their students’ lives. 1. The Miracle Worker (1962) The Miracle Worker tells the true story of Helen Keller and her tutor Anne Sullivan.

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Summer Conferences for Teachers and Administrators

June 18, 2013

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Summer Conferences for Teachers and Administrators

For many teachers and administrators, summer is the perfect time for professional development. Whether you’re interested in networking with peers, integrating technology in the classroom, implementing Common Core standards, or developing your leadership skills, here are a few summer conferences you might want to check out. 1. ISTE 2013

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Graduation Time

June 6, 2013

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Graduation Time

It’s that time of year again! Graduation ceremonies, from pre-school promotions to college commencements, are happening all over the country as students celebrate important academic milestones. The joy of academic achievement coupled with the reality of moving on provides an opportunity to reflect on where we succeeded and what lessons we’ll take with us as we go forward.

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Reflecting on 2012

December 31, 2012

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Reflecting on 2012

As 2012 draws to a close, we can’t help but look back and reflect on the year behind us. There was much to celebrate at IXL; we released Geometry content for high school, launched a live webinar series, and went social with Facebook, Twitter, and The IXL Blog. What we celebrate most, however, is all of you! We appreciate your enthusiasm for IXL, and we love hearing your stories—whether you’re a proud parent, a busy teacher, or an involved administrator.

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Private Funding Resources for Teachers

November 6, 2012

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Private Funding Resources for Teachers

Sometimes it’s hard enough to find the right tools for your classroom, let alone the money to pay for them. We’ve compiled a list of five top private funding resources to simplify your search and help ensure you get the support you need to create a complete learning environment for you and your students. 1. DonorsChoose.org

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