5 Strategies for Pleasing Picky Eaters

February 24, 2017

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At Home
5 Strategies for Pleasing Picky Eaters

In a perfect world, kids and adults alike would eat nothing but nutritious and delicious brain food. In reality, sometimes it takes a bit of ingenuity to please picky palettes. If you want to remind your family that they are what they eat, read on for 5 ideas you can bring to the table.

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New Phonics and Reading Skills for Budding Bookworms!

Plus new and updated math and social studies skills

February 21, 2017

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At Home, For Admins, In the Classroom
New Phonics and Reading Skills for Budding Bookworms!

Exciting news for young readers and writers: we’ve just released over 100 new phonics and reading skills to support early literacy development! And—we have new and revamped math skills for kindergarten through precalculus, as well as updated social studies skills for middle school. Check out the new content on IXL, or keep reading for all the details.

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IXL Volunteers at the Millbrae Education Foundation Walk-A-Thon

Walk for a Cause: Supporting Technology and Music Education

February 10, 2017

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Life at IXL
IXL Volunteers at the Millbrae Education Foundation Walk-A-Thon

On Saturday, February 4, IXL volunteered at the Millbrae Education Foundation (MEF) Walk-A-Thon for the second year in a row! The MEF is a non-profit, parent-run volunteer organization that raises essential funds to provide technology and music education for the 2500+ students in the city of Millbrae. The MEF held a district-wide walk-a-thon this month to raise money for these programs—including IXL, which is used by 3 out of 5 schools in the district.

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Getting the Most out of Independent Learning with IXL

A case study of Sanger Elementary School in Hobbs, New Mexico

January 30, 2017

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For Admins, In the Classroom
Getting the Most out of Independent Learning with IXL

Sanger Elementary in Hobbs, New Mexico, serves a diverse population of students—and Travis Fisher’s 5th grade class is no exception. His students come to him with a range of skill levels in math and English language arts (ELA), so addressing all abilities, all the time can be difficult. In 2013, Travis turned to IXL to help his students improve mastery on grade-level skills, challenge themselves academically, and prepare for high-stakes testing.

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5 Indoor Activities to Beat Cabin Fever

January 20, 2017

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5 Indoor Activities to Beat Cabin Fever

Winter weather got you down? Too many snow days can lead to a family-wide case of cabin fever—but there are plenty of ways to stay active, entertained, and cozy! Check out these simple ideas the whole family can enjoy, no matter what’s in your weather forecast.

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How to Help Your Child Maintain a School-Life Balance

January 18, 2017

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At Home
How to Help Your Child Maintain a School-Life Balance

After-school activities are important for your child’s development and teach valuable life lessons. However, too many activities could lead to stress, exhaustion, or a lack of motivation. Here are a few things you can do to make sure your kids strike a balance between school, after-school programs, and free time.

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IXL Super Strategies: Get the Most Out of IXL Analytics

January 12, 2017

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For Admins, In the Classroom, IXL Insights
IXL Super Strategies: Get the Most Out of IXL Analytics

Looking for a powerful tool that helps you zero in on your students’ needs and take action in a snap? IXL Analytics translates student practice data into easy-to-understand reports—giving you insights on trouble spots, alerting you in real-time when students need help, and more.  

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Facilitating Teacher-Led Professional Development This Semester

January 11, 2017

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For Admins
Facilitating Teacher-Led Professional Development This Semester

With pressing classroom to-do lists, how can professional development reinvigorate teachers to best meet their students’ needs? Try letting teachers take the lead in facilitating relevant, actionable PD with the following strategies.

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A Year with IXL: Voices Academies

The first video in a series following a school’s first year using IXL

January 6, 2017

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For Admins, In the Classroom
A Year with IXL: Voices Academies

Educators: Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be part of a school-wide implementation of IXL? This year, we’re presenting a video series following Voices College-Bound Language Academies (Franklin-McKinley campus) in its first year of using IXL.

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A High Schooler’s Perspective on Practicing with IXL

January 4, 2017

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At Home, In the Classroom
A High Schooler's Perspective on Practicing with IXL

Today, we’re bringing you a special guest post from Mikaela S., a current 9th grader! Below, she shares the student perspective on using IXL. The digital age, where every desk has a computer, every wall has a TV, and every toddler has an iPad, has drastically changed the way students learn. Take it from me—I started using IXL to practice math before we even started learning how to count in school. The website has been a crucial part of my education since kindergarten, and 10 years later, I can say that it has really helped me stay on top of ...

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