IXL Language Arts Usage Contest: Leaderboard Update

November 19, 2014

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In the Classroom
IXL Language Arts Usage Contest: Leaderboard Update

It’s just about the halfway point in our Grammar Geeks Unite! Language Arts Usage Contest, and we know you’re eager to see how your class is ranked  – so we’ve got the leaderboard right here!

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How to Keep Parents Connected With IXL Using Reports

November 17, 2014

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At Home, IXL Insights
How to Keep Parents Connected With IXL Using Reports

Teachers: Why wait until the next report card to let parents know how their students are performing in math and language arts? IXL’s reports provide a wealth of information that parents will find incredibly useful. Keep reading to learn how to share the power of IXL reporting with parents!

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How to Use IXL with Pre-K and Kindergarten Students

November 14, 2014

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In the Classroom, IXL Insights
How to Use IXL with Pre-K and Kindergarten Students

Research shows that the use of technology in an early childhood setting has many positive impacts – it increases student motivation, reinforces skills, encourages problem solving and collaboration, differentiates instruction, and tracks progress. Often, however, early childhood educators are unsure about how they can actually implement technology in their classroom and engage students with it in a developmentally appropriate manner. Jessica Sigler, a former kindergarten teacher (and now an IXL educational sales consultant), was in the same boat – but came up with creative ways to use IXL in her classroom and help students succeed. Read on to learn how ...

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What SmartScore Goal Should I Set For My Students?

November 10, 2014

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In the Classroom, IXL Insights
What SmartScore Goal Should I Set For My Students?

Have you ever wondered how IXL’s math and language arts programs are able to adapt to each student’s skill level and provide accurate, continuous assessment of student performance? It’s all about the SmartScore! Setting SmartScore goals for your students is a great way to motivate them and encourage improvement. Read on to learn how to implement SmartScore goals in the classroom!

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IXL Language Arts Now Available on iPad!

October 30, 2014

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At Home, In the Classroom
IXL Language Arts Now Available on iPad!

Great news for budding word wizards and grammar gurus – language arts for grades 2-8 is now available on the IXL iPad app! Just download the IXL app from the iTunes store, or update your existing app to the latest version, and start practicing vocabulary and grammar on-the-go. This latest update arrives just in time for our IXL Grammar Geeks Unite! Language Arts Usage Contest, which runs November 3-December 3. Enter your classroom for a chance to win a pizza party (and bragging rights)!

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Grammar Geeks Unite! IXL Language Arts Usage Contest

Contest runs November 3 – December 3

October 27, 2014

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In the Classroom
Grammar Geeks Unite! IXL Language Arts Usage Contest

We are hosting a month-long contest to see which classrooms in the United States can answer the most English Language Arts questions on IXL. Competition will be fierce, so practice from home, at the computer lab, and on your iPads and Android tablets. On December 5, we’ll announce the winning classrooms on Facebook—each one will receive a pizza party! And, we’d love to feature your classroom’s Grammar Geeks on our Facebook page! Just snap a photo of your students practicing language arts on IXL, and send it to us in a Facebook message, and/or tweet it to us at @IXLLearning ...

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Tackle precalculus with IXL

Plus, new math skills for all grade levels

October 20, 2014

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At Home, In the Classroom
Tackle precalculus with IXL

Precalculus. For many high school students, it’s an intimidating subject to learn. However, a strong foundation in precalculus—which reinforces and builds upon algebra, trigonometry, and other mathematical concepts—prepares students for college and career success. IXL wants to help students feel comfortable with these challenging, higher-order math skills, so we’ve recently expanded our content to include precalculus. With this addition, students now have access to a full high school curriculum of over 975 advanced skills, presented in ways that make even the hardest math problems achievable. Read on to see a few examples of our new precalculus material!

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3 Middle School Language Arts Skills to Try This Fall

October 13, 2014

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At Home, In the Classroom
3 Middle School Language Arts Skills to Try This Fall

The school year is in full swing, and we hope yours is off to a great start! Here at IXL, we’ve been working on expanding our language arts program to include more grade levels. Our most recent additions are 7th and 8th grade skills, which bring writing and reading comprehension to life. If you haven’t already explored our new content, here are three middle school language arts skills to try out this fall!

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IXL Insights – Extended Audio Feature

September 8, 2014

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IXL Insights
IXL Insights – Extended Audio Feature

You asked for it, and we’ve listened! IXL has expanded audio support to upper grade levels. With this update, the green audio button previously available for pre-K, kindergarten, and first grade math skills is now offered for grades 2 through 5. To activate this audio feature, simply follow these five steps: 1) Sign into your IXL account. 2) Click on the welcome drop-down menu in the upper right-hand corner. 3) Select Profile and settings. 4) Under “Settings” check the box next to “Enable audio for upper grade levels.” 5) Press Submit. Thanks to this new feature, you can now challenge ...

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New this summer!

August 25, 2014

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At Home, In the Classroom
New this summer!

We’ve got some exciting new tools coming out on IXL in just a few weeks, but here’s what we’ve already launched in time for the new school year!

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