IXL Spring Learning Showdown 2015 – Leaderboard Update #1

Is your classroom in the top 20?

April 1, 2015

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In the Classroom
IXL Spring Learning Showdown 2015 – Leaderboard Update #1

More than 5,000 classrooms across the world are hard at work on IXL, hoping to win the Spring Learning Showdown! Are your students in contention? We’ve got an update on the top 20 classrooms!

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Stress Relief Strategies for Spring Testing Season

March 30, 2015

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At Home, In the Classroom
Stress Relief Strategies for Spring Testing Season

Spring testing season is underway, with standardized assessments end-of-course exams, college entrance exams, and more. For some students, test-taking causes stress and anxiety. If your students or children are feeling the strain, here are a few ways you can provide support.

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Lions and bears and volunteering, oh my!

IXLers help beautify the San Francisco Zoo & Gardens

March 26, 2015

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Life at IXL
Lions and bears and volunteering, oh my!

What’s better than spending a sunny day at the zoo? Spending the day at the zoo while helping to spruce up the animals’ living spaces! IXL employees volunteered a Saturday morning earlier this month to participate in the San Francisco Zoo & Gardens’ “Renew the Zoo” program. We weeded, shoveled, and even salsa’d – read on to learn more!

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IXL Springs into Spring with New Skills!

Try out 53 new math and language arts skills

March 24, 2015

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At Home, In the Classroom
IXL Springs into Spring with New Skills!

Got a case of the winter blues? IXL’s got the cure – just in time for spring, we’ve released more than 50 new skills for you to practice! Check out some of our favorites.

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The IXL Spring Learning Showdown is Back!

Can your classroom complete the most problems?

March 16, 2015

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In the Classroom
The IXL Spring Learning Showdown is Back!

Spring is in the air…and that means it’s time for the IXL Spring Learning Showdown! We’re challenging classrooms to practice as many math and language arts questions as they can on IXL in one month for the chance to win prizes!

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IXL is Now on Pinterest!

Enter our Pinterest contest for a chance to win amazing prizes

March 12, 2015

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At Home, In the Classroom
IXL is Now on Pinterest!

Looking for a little inspiration for fun classroom and at-home activities? How about some pin-spiration? Then follow our newly launched Pinterest page! We’ll be updating it regularly with fresh, interesting content like cool science projects for kids, engaging lesson plans, parenting tips, and more. We’re also celebrating our newest social media channel by giving away awesome prizes – like an iPad Air – through our Practice That Feels Like Play Pinterest Contest! Read on for more details.

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Show and Tell: Rich Cairns, Jr.

A Q&A with an IXL Software Engineer

March 4, 2015

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Life at IXL
Show and Tell: Rich Cairns, Jr.

In our Q&A with senior software engineer Rich Cairns, Jr., we learn about the best BBQ joint in Kansas City, what he misses most about being a kid, and more!

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IXL is Hiring Curriculum Designers!

Job opportunities for math, science, English, history, French, and Spanish majors!

February 23, 2015

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Life at IXL
IXL is Hiring Curriculum Designers!

Do you have a degree in mathematics, English, history, science, French, or Spanish, and want to do something meaningful with it? Something that doesn’t involve working in academia or research, but that still makes a difference? At IXL, we’re hiring curriculum designers to create fun and engaging content that helps K-12 students master a wide range of subjects and develop a lifelong love for learning. If you’re excited about using your expertise, combined with our technology, to improve teaching and education around the world, then read on!

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Show and Tell: Amy Walecka

A Q&A with an IXL Product Manager

February 17, 2015

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Life at IXL
Show and Tell: Amy Walecka

Get to know Amy Walecka, who helps design new features for IXL!

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Kids Tell Us What Love Means

February 12, 2015

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At Home
Kids Tell Us What Love Means

What is love? Aristotle said, “Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.” For John Lennon, “love is the flower you’ve got to let grow.” And Martin Luther King, Jr. said that “love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.” This word can be defined in hundreds of different ways, but we were curious what kids think love is. So, we asked the children of IXLers, “What does love mean?” Here are their adorable (and often funny) answers!

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