IXL Study in the Sun Contest 2017: Leaderboard Update #2

Halfway there! Check out the second set of results now.

July 28, 2017

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IXL Study in the Sun Contest 2017: Leaderboard Update #2

The midway point of the Study in the Sun contest has arrived, and with a whopping 60,000+ participants, things are really heating up. Congratulations to everyone on your hard work so far. We’re amazed by your progress and can’t wait to see what else you accomplish!

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End of Summer Self-Care for Teachers

July 27, 2017

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In the Classroom
End of Summer Self-Care for Teachers

August is quickly approaching, which means that many teachers have back-to-school prep on the brain. And while it’s a good idea to get ready for the coming school year, it’s also important to take time for a bit of pre-school self-care. To help you cultivate the right emotional and mental mindset, we’ve gathered up a list of ideas that will help you indulge, reflect, and relax—so you can make this the best year yet.

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Language Arts Awards for All Grades Are Here!

Students in grades PK–1 and 9–12 can now earn prizes for their practice.

July 26, 2017

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At Home, In the Classroom, For Admins
Language Arts Awards for All Grades Are Here!

Exciting news: we’ve recently expanded our language arts awards to our youngest learners and to high schoolers! We know how much students love receiving recognition for all of their hard work, and now, they’ll win fun, colorful prizes for all their accomplishments on IXL. Keep reading to get a peek at the new awards, then check them out on IXL.

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Seize the Summer with these Family-Friendly Apps

July 20, 2017

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Seize the Summer with these Family-Friendly Apps

Summer vacation is in full swing! To celebrate, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite apps that will help you make the most of the season, whether you’re heading off on a vacation, hanging out with friends, or looking for some good eats.

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4 Ways to Keep Busy During the Summer

July 12, 2017

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4 Ways to Keep Busy During the Summer

The start of summer is filled with exciting opportunities, but students are probably  also familiar with the feeling of becoming bored in the middle of July. What happens when your kids have nothing to do and registration for camps and summer classes has already ended? Here are some great ideas to keep them busy until school starts!

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Sugarcane named one of AASL’s Best Websites for Teaching & Learning

July 10, 2017

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At Home, In the Classroom
Sugarcane named one of AASL’s Best Websites for Teaching & Learning

We’re honored to announce that Sugarcane, a product created by IXL Learning that allows anyone to create their own learning games, has been recognized as one of the 2017 Best Websites for Teaching & Learning by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL)! The annual awards program applauds 25 websites that “provide enhanced learning and curriculum development for school librarians and their teacher collaborators.” To date, over 10,000 games have been created on Sugarcane. Haven’t explored Sugarcane yet? Play some games or make your own at sugarcane.com (it’s free!)—or keep reading to see how Sugarcane can put a new spin […]

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Listen up! New social studies skills and expanded audio for language arts

July 6, 2017

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At Home, In the Classroom, For Admins
Listen up! New social studies skills and expanded audio for language arts

We’ve got a summer treat for you: we’ve just added new social studies skills and we’ve expanded the audio for our language arts skills up to 5th grade! Check out the details of these new features below, then try them for yourself at ixl.com.

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IXL Study in the Sun Contest 2017: Leaderboard Update #1

Ready for the first set of results?

June 30, 2017

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IXL Study in the Sun Contest 2017: Leaderboard Update #1

It’s official: the Study in the Sun contest is off and running, and it’s time for our first leaderboard update! We’re blown away by all the hard work from kids all over the world—and we know you’re just getting started.

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Three Ways to Stay on Top of Summer Reading

June 21, 2017

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At Home
Three Ways to Stay on Top of Summer Reading

You’ve probably heard that summer reading assignments are important and keep your child from falling behind before the next school year. However, you probably also know how hard it is to remember to read without the structure of school, especially when there are road trips and summer camps to be had. It’s possible to find a good balance though–here are some ways to keep track of your child’s summer reading, make it more enjoyable, and be prepared for the next school year.

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4 End-of-Year Ideas for Teachers

June 12, 2017

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In the Classroom
4 End-of-Year Ideas for Teachers

You’ve done it, teachers! You’ve made it to the end of the school year and you deserve all the rest and relaxation you can get in the coming months. But before you embrace summer with open arms, take a look at this checklist that will help you reflect on your accomplishments, glean some inspiration, and even prep for the fall.

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