IXL Volunteers to Preserve Critical Habitat for Endangered Species

IXLers Plant Native Seedlings at Mori Point

March 4, 2016

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Life at IXL
IXL Volunteers to Preserve Critical Habitat for Endangered Species

As February drew to a close, IXLers gathered at Mori Point in Pacifica, Calif. to take in the unexpected sunshine and give back to our beautiful environment. Prior to beginning our gardening tasks, the project leaders provided us with insights about Mori Point’s history and habitats, adding more depth to our purpose that day.

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6 Great Reads about Inspiring Women for Kids of All Ages

A Reading Round-up for Women’s History Month & National Reading Month

March 1, 2016

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At Home, In the Classroom
6 Great Reads about Inspiring Women for Kids of All Ages

Were you aware March is both Women’s History Month and National Reading Month? What a great opportunity to combine those two themes for some compelling reading about impressive women! We’ve rounded up a collection of fiction and non-fiction books, written by and about women, for students of all ages.

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How to Use IXL to Support Diverse Learners

Administrator Blog Series, Part 5

February 25, 2016

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For Admins, In the Classroom
How to Use IXL to Support Diverse Learners

As every administrator knows, no class is alike, and even more, no two students are identical. While balancing the needs of different students is enough of a challenge in itself, what are you to do when faced with schools or classrooms with extreme ranges in background knowledge and skill level, as in those with large numbers of ELL or special needs students? IXL helps you support the teachers in your school or district with a variety of tools and features that make it easier to assist diverse learners of all stripes.

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How to Challenge Every Student with IXL

A Case Study of Alpha Blanca Alvarado Middle School in San Jose, Calif.

February 23, 2016

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For Admins, In the Classroom
How to Challenge Every Student with IXL

How do you meet the needs of every student when skill levels range from kindergarten to high school in a single class? Katrina Musco, a 6th grade teacher in San Jose, Calif., uses IXL Math and IXL Language Arts to ensure that each student is challenged and supported with practice and instruction at the right level.

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Drowning in Data? The Characteristics of Effective Classroom Data

Administrator Blog Series, Part 4

February 17, 2016

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For Admins, In the Classroom
Drowning in Data? The Characteristics of Effective Classroom Data

It seems the age of big data is finally here, both in our daily lives and in the classroom. The volume of data has exploded in recent years, but more data doesn’t always mean more useful data. In order for classroom data to be effective, it needs to meet certain criteria. In the following post, we’ve highlighted 7 characteristics that make classroom data meaningful for teachers and administrators alike.

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Kids Tell Us What Happiness Means

February 16, 2016

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At Home
Kids Tell Us What Happiness Means

We’re told happiness is more than success and wealth. So, what does the pursuit of happiness actually entail? Since wisdom comes out of the mouths of babes, we asked the children of IXLers to answer the question “What does happiness mean to you?” We got some insightful, and humorous, responses—check out their sage advice below!

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Show and Tell: Lauri Susi & Bobbi Bear

A Q&A with Two IXL Training Specialists

February 11, 2016

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Life at IXL
Show and Tell: Lauri Susi & Bobbi Bear

If you’ve attended an IXL training session recently, there’s a good chance you’ve met Lauri or Bobbi! And, if you liked our recent lesson plan downloads for Black History Month, snow days, and EngageNY, thank these two! Read on to find out more about our Training Specialists—sign language and stage combat, anyone?

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Strategies to Prep for Spring Testing

Administrator Blog Series, Part 3

February 8, 2016

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For Admins, In the Classroom
Strategies to Prep for Spring Testing

Spring testing season can be a stressful time—for both students and teachers! But if you start planning now, you can have a roadmap to keeping your entire school or district motivated and prepared for the challenges ahead.

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Feeding the Hungry with a North Carolina Food Bank

IXL Raleigh Employees Volunteer with the Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC

February 5, 2016

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Life at IXL
Feeding the Hungry with a North Carolina Food Bank

January 30th was just a typical Saturday for some, but not for a group from the IXL Raleigh office! Clad in bright teal shirts, our group of 5 was accompanied by several other groups from local colleges and churches for a total of 60 helping hands at the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. The Food Bank receives donations from local farmers and grocery stores, but it relies on volunteers to sort and distribute the inventory so that the donations can get where they need to go.

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Super Bowl Party Ideas Sure to Keep the Kids Entertained

February 3, 2016

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At Home
Super Bowl Party Ideas Sure to Keep the Kids Entertained

As you prepare for the festivities this weekend, it can be tough to think of ways to keep kids happy and entertained during the long game. Whether you’re rooting for the Panthers or the Broncos, or just want to watch the commercials, check out these activities to help everyone enjoy the party, kids included.

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