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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Show and Tell: Po Bhattacharyya

A Q&A with an IXL Product Analyst

February 4, 2015

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Life at IXL
Show and Tell: Po Bhattacharyya

Ever have a baby zebra as a pet? Po Bhattacharyya, a product analyst working to create IXL’s upcoming science program, has! Read on to learn more about his passion for biology and more.

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Introducing IXL Language Arts for 9th and 10th Grades!

February 3, 2015

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At Home, In the Classroom, IXL Insights
Introducing IXL Language Arts for 9th and 10th Grades!

High schoolers can now join in on the fun of practicing English language arts on IXL, with the launch of our 9th and 10th grade skills! We’ve added hundreds of problems that teach students to use words accurately and precisely, questions that ask students to evaluate writing and make effective choices for meaning and style, and much more. Not sure where to start? Here are some highlights:

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Calling all computer science grads and college students!

Engineering job and internship opportunities at IXL

January 29, 2015

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Life at IXL
Calling all computer science grads and college students!

Are you: A new college grad (or graduating soon) with a degree in computer science or related fields? Interested in how technology can solve real-world education challenges? Eager to join a rapidly growing company that’s made up of smart, passionate, and friendly people? All of the above If you picked “all of the above,” then we want to meet you!

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Free Apps That Will Help You Get Things Done

January 28, 2015

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At Home
Free Apps That Will Help You Get Things Done

Whether you’re a teacher, working parent, or stay-at-home parent, you’ve probably felt that you have a lot to do, and not enough time to do it in. Juggling multiple tasks is a challenge, but luckily there are free apps that can make it easier to get things done efficiently in the time you do have. Here are some of our favorites.

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