IXLers Perform Community Service at a Community Farm

June 18, 2015

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Life at IXL
IXLers Perform Community Service at a Community Farm

In June, a group of IXL employees learned about organic farming and contributed to community food production during a volunteer day at Full Circle Farm in Sunnyvale, Calif., a nonprofit dedicated to the renewal of local, sustainable food systems. Check out our recap of the day, written by IXLer Jihan Mansour!

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Study in the Sun Usage Contest—FAQs

June 16, 2015

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At Home
Study in the Sun Usage Contest—FAQs

Have you entered our summer usage contest yet? The students who answer the most questions on IXL this summer will win a Samsung Galaxy tablet! Get the details on how to enter here. Have questions about the contest? Read our FAQ and the full contest rules below!

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Our picks: Summer learning apps!

June 8, 2015

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At Home
Our picks: Summer learning apps!

Looking for ways to keep the kids entertained over the summer? Download some child-friendly apps that are both fun and educational! From stargazing to coding, here are some of our recommendations:

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Free summer printables!

Help students combat summer brain drain with IXL

June 2, 2015

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At Home, In the Classroom
Free summer printables!

Did you know that students lose an average one to two months of math and reading skills over the summer? Help your students and children combat this “summer brain drain” with IXL! We’ve created a variety of free printable resources to motivate kids to practice while school’s out. Check them out in the IXL Community!

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Study with IXL This Summer and Win Prizes!

We’re hosting two contests to inspire summer learning

May 27, 2015

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At Home
Study with IXL This Summer and Win Prizes!

Summer vacation is coming soon, but IXL fun doesn’t have to stop when school’s out! In fact, it’ll be double the sun and double the fun: to keep kids motivated to practice during the summer months, we’re running two different contests for two chances to win amazing prizes!

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IXL Volunteering: IXL Partners with Red Cross to Host Blood Drive

May 20, 2015

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Life at IXL
IXL Volunteering: IXL Partners with Red Cross to Host Blood Drive

Earlier this month, IXLers rolled up their sleeves (literally!) to help the American Red Cross maintain a healthy and reliable blood supply. On May 8, the Red Cross set up a mobile donation center in our office building. IXLers recruited donors, helped with registration, served refreshments, and donated blood themselves!

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Show and Tell: Gavin Brown

A Q&A with an IXL Software Engineer

May 13, 2015

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Life at IXL
Show and Tell: Gavin Brown

His middle name is Danger (really!) and he grew up on a llama farm. Meet Gavin Brown, a software engineer for IXL’s mobile apps!

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Teacher Appreciation Week: Our Favorite Teachers

May 5, 2015

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In the Classroom
Teacher Appreciation Week: Our Favorite Teachers

Today marks the start of Teacher Appreciation Week, and though we IXLers are no longer in school, many of us have been lucky enough to be taught by educators who made a lasting impact on our lives. Read on for heartwarming stories about IXLers’ favorite teachers!

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Show and Tell: Sarah Solter

A Q&A with an IXL Engineering Development Manager

April 29, 2015

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Life at IXL
Show and Tell: Sarah Solter

Meet Sarah Solter, engineering development manager! In her decade at IXL Learning, she’s worked on pre-IXL.com products and helped to create IXL as you know it today. These days, Sarah is leading a team working on top-secret future product for the company. Can she tell us what it is? And if she does, will she have to kill us? Keep reading to find out!

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IXL Volunteers for Earth Day!

IXLers restore critical habitat for endangered species at Mori Point

April 27, 2015

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Life at IXL
IXL Volunteers for Earth Day!

  On April 18, IXLers celebrated Earth Day by volunteering with the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy at the beautiful Mori Point in Pacifica. Our down-and-dirty work contributed to the long-term protection of this unique habitat.

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