Building a Love of Grammar with IXL

A case study of Portola Valley School District in Portola Valley, California

September 30, 2016

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For Admins, In the Classroom
Building a Love of Grammar with IXL

John Davenport is an 8th grade language arts and social studies teacher at Portola Valley School District, a small 
K–8 district in the San Francisco Bay Area. Deep in the heart of Silicon Valley, Portola Valley serves parents
 who have high expectations for personalized learning, academic results, and effective technology integration. The district adopted IXL Language Arts in 2014 when the school board and parent groups expressed concern about a lack of effective grammar instruction in the district.

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Press Play! Using Creative Educational Videos in the Classroom

September 28, 2016

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In the Classroom
Press Play! Using Creative Educational Videos in the Classroom

Incorporating videos into your classroom is a great way to energize your students and inspire new ways of learning. And in our interconnected, internet-filled world, there are all kinds of resources for fun videos that kids will want to watch again and again. Read on for tips on how to get the most out of your media experience, plus where to find the best content for your class.

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Show and Tell: Michael Duarte

A Q&A with an IXL Software Engineer

September 23, 2016

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Life at IXL
Show and Tell: Michael Duarte

Meet Michael Duarte, software engineer! We talked with Michael about his exciting work with the Spanish content team, which James Brown song would be on his life’s soundtrack, and more.

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IXL: A Time-Saver “Worth Its Weight in Gold”

A case study of Rosenort School in Manitoba, Canada

September 21, 2016

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For Admins, In the Classroom
IXL: A Time-Saver “Worth Its Weight in Gold”

Weldon Rinn teaches 7th and 8th grade math, science, and information and computer technology for Rosenort School in Manitoba. Rosenort, a K–12 school serving a rural community south of Winnipeg, maintains high standards for their students. In 2012, Weldon turned to IXL Math to incorporate more technology in his classroom and make it easier to differentiate instruction.

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Introducing the Brand New IXL Android App!

We’ve added language arts, handwriting recognition, and more

September 19, 2016

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At Home, In the Classroom
Introducing the Brand New IXL Android App!

Grab your Android tablet and get excited—we just debuted a new IXL app for Android! Featuring comprehensive language arts curriculum, new calculus content, and dynamic design enhancements, our app has everything you need for an engaging on-the-go learning experience. Download or update your app today, or read on for all the details.

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What does it take to implement new tech programs effectively at your school?

September 14, 2016

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For Admins, In the Classroom
What does it take to implement new tech programs effectively at your school?

We’re excited to bring you a guest post today from Ellie Hook, a former teacher and a current Proposals Manager at IXL. Below, she shares her insights on effectively implementing new tech programs. As educators transition from evaluating supplemental programs to implementing them, what does it take to ensure the whole team is on board for effective rollout of a new program? Here are a few strategies.

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Just Released! A Whole New Way to Explore IXL

Personalized recommendations suggest the perfect skills to practice

September 13, 2016

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At Home, For Admins, In the Classroom
Just Released! A Whole New Way to Explore IXL

Ever wondered what to work on? Looking for the exact skills to help you overcome a learning roadblock? Well, IXL has released a brand new recommendations feature that does all that and more!

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How to Motivate Your Students with IXL

Back-to-school blog series #7

September 9, 2016

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In the Classroom
How to Motivate Your Students with IXL

Ah, the new school year, a time of fresh starts and classrooms full of energy. Kids are eager to learn and motivated to start the year off strong. But what happens a few months in when some of that momentum wanes? We’ve gathered up some strategies for how you can use IXL to keep students’ enthusiasm and natural curiosity strong all year long.

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IXL Study in the Sun Contest 2016 Winners

September 7, 2016

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At Home
IXL Study in the Sun Contest 2016 Winners

As we bid a fond farewell to summer and ring in the new school year, it’s also time to wrap up our Study in the Sun usage contest. We’re so impressed with the hard work and dedication of all the participants. We had over 30,000 students enter the contest, and collectively, they answered over 50 million questions. And now, we’ve tallied the results and it’s time to announce our winners!

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IXL Releases Pre-K and Kindergarten Language Arts, Calculus Skills, and More

September 6, 2016

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At Home, For Admins, In the Classroom
IXL Releases Pre-K and Kindergarten Language Arts, Calculus Skills, and More

IXL has a back-to-school present for you: two new language arts grade levels for early learners, the debut of calculus content, and more science and geometry skills! Go to IXL.com to try them out or keep reading for the full scoop.

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