10 Poems in 10 Lines or Less for National Poetry Month

April 5, 2016

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At Home, In the Classroom
10 Poems in 10 Lines or Less for National Poetry Month

Poetry can be a tough sell to kids and adults alike. But it doesn’t have to be! By exploring the power and emotion conveyed in just a few lines of poetry, you’ll get kids thinking critically about all sorts of topics. Short poems are the perfect way to warm up a class or to get a dinner conversation going. Read on for 10 poems that pack a whole lot of meaning in 10 lines or less! 1. “Fog” by Carl Sandburg

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Guest Blog: The Missing Ingredient in Education

IXLer Ian Moore Shares Why a Growth Mindset Matters

March 31, 2016

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In the Classroom
Guest Blog: The Missing Ingredient in Education

Today, we’re bringing you a guest post by Ian Moore, an Educational Sales Consultant with IXL. In this post, he explains what a growth mindset is and shares his insights and expertise on how to cultivate this mentality in students.

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Enter the 2016 IXL Spring Learning Showdown!

Can your class answer enough questions to win a prize?

March 28, 2016

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In the Classroom
Enter the 2016 IXL Spring Learning Showdown!

This is no April Fool’s joke! The IXL Spring Learning Showdown is returning April 1st. Challenge your class to answer as many questions as they can in one month for the chance to win prizes!

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How Does IXL Math Impact Learning? Two Studies Show Results!

Administrator Blog Series, Part 6

March 25, 2016

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For Admins, In the Classroom
How Does IXL Math Impact Learning? Two Studies Show Results!

We don’t want you to just take our word for it that IXL Math works. That’s why we’re sharing the evidence from two independent research studies: one from an RTI model in a rural Kentucky high school and another from a before-school math lab in a California elementary school. Read on to find out the results!

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Teacher Tips to Help Students Do Their Best on Testing Day

March 23, 2016

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In the Classroom
Teacher Tips to Help Students Do Their Best on Testing Day

Testing season is here in full force. You’ve spent the year preparing students as best you can, and now it’s time for them to show what they’ve learned. But even while they put their academic knowledge to the test, you can help them succeed with some of these tips to make students’ school day as conducive to testing as possible.

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IXL Helps Keep Our Oceans Clean

IXLers Volunteer to Clean Up Sharp Park Beach

March 21, 2016

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Life at IXL
IXL Helps Keep Our Oceans Clean

On March 12, a group of dedicated IXL volunteers braved stormy weather and partnered with the Pacifica Beach Coalition to clean up the beautiful Sharp Park Beach.

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Algebra for All—With Help from IXL

A Case Study of Horizon Science Academy High School in Columbus, Ohio

March 16, 2016

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For Admins, In the Classroom
Algebra for All—With Help from IXL

Algebra teacher Tammy Rhymer has high expectations for her students. “You don’t get a pass just for attending in my room,” she says. But how do you teach algebra to every student when many of them didn’t master elementary school math? For Tammy, IXL was the answer—and the proof is in the results.

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IXL Adds Over 200 Skills Across All Subjects!

New Math, ELA, Social Studies, and Science Skills

March 14, 2016

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At Home, For Admins, In the Classroom
IXL Adds Over 200 Skills Across All Subjects!

We’ve got some exciting news for you! In our efforts to make IXL the most comprehensive and fun learning experience around, we’ve added over 200 new skills across all our subjects. Read on to find out more about our new skills and to see examples of brand new question types!

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Make the Most of EnVision Math with IXL Practice

EnVision Math/IXL Lesson Alignments Available to Download

March 10, 2016

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In the Classroom
Make the Most of EnVision Math with IXL Practice

Did you know IXL provides textbook alignments for the EnVision Math series? We talked with IXL Training Specialist Kelly Oh to get the inside scoop on how easy it is to incorporate IXL into your lesson plans! Read on to find out more about our alignments to each topic and lesson in EnVision Math and to download a sample lesson plan.

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Linking School and Home Learning with IXL

A Case Study of River Homelink School, Battle Ground Public Schools, Wash.

March 8, 2016

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At Home, For Admins, In the Classroom
Linking School and Home Learning with IXL

Quincy Vander Molen, a high school math teacher and department head at River Homelink School, needed a solution that would help her highly independent students build mastery and fluency at home—and help her monitor their progress. She turned to IXL to supplement her teaching.

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