Democracy in Action: Free Election Lesson Plans for Grades 2-5

October 26, 2016

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In the Classroom
Democracy in Action: Free Election Lesson Plans for Grades 2-5

As November 8th approaches, now is the perfect time to teach students about the election process and how the U.S. government works. Bobbi Bear, an IXL Professional Learning Specialist, has put together two mini lesson plans for grades 2-5, available for download here!

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IXL Analytics: Data that supports all your teaching needs

October 20, 2016

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In the Classroom
IXL Analytics: Data that supports all your teaching needs

No two days are the same in the classroom, and we know how hard you work to keep students engaged and to support all the diverse learners in your class. Which is where IXL Analytics comes in. Have you used it in your classroom yet? If not, read on to find out how IXL Analytics can help streamline your school days from whole class to small groups to one-on-one settings.

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Congratulations to the New IXL Elite 100!

Meet some of the top teachers using IXL

October 19, 2016

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For Admins, In the Classroom
Congratulations to the New IXL Elite 100!

Congratulations to the IXL Elite 100 for the 2015–2016 academic year! Out of the more than 250,000 teachers who use IXL, we want to recognize the Elite 100 as our top teachers based on the average time spent on IXL per student. This is our third cohort of Elite 100, and we’re blown away that a third of this year’s teachers are repeat winners. Read on to learn more about this extraordinary group of teachers.

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Free IXL Feedback Organizers for Math, ELA, Science & Social Studies

Develop more reflective students with these downloadable resources for grades 2–5.

October 17, 2016

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In the Classroom
Free IXL Feedback Organizers for Math, ELA, Science & Social Studies

We’re often told to learn from our mistakes, but it’s a hard lesson to absorb, especially for students. Despite reminders to read the feedback on their tests and assignments, students frequently zero in on the grade or plunge ahead to the next task. So to help develop reflective students, we’ve put together some downloadable resources that will help students get the most from their IXL practice.

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Help Your Child Succeed in School with This Technique

How to help your child develop a growth mindset

October 12, 2016

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At Home
Help Your Child Succeed in School with This Technique

What matters more when it comes to achieving success? Being naturally good at something, or believing that you can succeed? It may just be the latter.

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10 Ideas for a Fall Family Bucket List

October 10, 2016

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At Home
10 Ideas for a Fall Family Bucket List

Between the changing leaves and cheerful scent of pumpkin, there are a lot of reasons to get excited about fall. If you want to infuse the whole family with some autumnal spirit, now’s a great time to create a season-centric bucket list. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

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Repurposing Food at a North Carolina Food Bank

IXL Raleigh Employees Lend a Hand at the Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC

October 7, 2016

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Life at IXL
Repurposing Food at a North Carolina Food Bank

September marked the eighth annual Hunger Action Month, a nationwide campaign to encourage people to take action on the issue of hunger. IXLers in Raleigh honored the cause by volunteering at the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. The first food bank in the state, this nonprofit has provided food for people at risk of hunger in 34 local counties for more than 35 years!

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Building a Love of Grammar with IXL

A case study of Portola Valley School District in Portola Valley, California

September 30, 2016

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For Admins, In the Classroom
Building a Love of Grammar with IXL

John Davenport is an 8th grade language arts and social studies teacher at Portola Valley School District, a small 
K–8 district in the San Francisco Bay Area. Deep in the heart of Silicon Valley, Portola Valley serves parents
 who have high expectations for personalized learning, academic results, and effective technology integration. The district adopted IXL Language Arts in 2014 when the school board and parent groups expressed concern about a lack of effective grammar instruction in the district.

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Press Play! Using Creative Educational Videos in the Classroom

September 28, 2016

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In the Classroom
Press Play! Using Creative Educational Videos in the Classroom

Incorporating videos into your classroom is a great way to energize your students and inspire new ways of learning. And in our interconnected, internet-filled world, there are all kinds of resources for fun videos that kids will want to watch again and again. Read on for tips on how to get the most out of your media experience, plus where to find the best content for your class.

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Show and Tell: Michael Duarte

A Q&A with an IXL Software Engineer

September 23, 2016

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Life at IXL
Show and Tell: Michael Duarte

Meet Michael Duarte, software engineer! We talked with Michael about his exciting work with the Spanish content team, which James Brown song would be on his life’s soundtrack, and more.

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