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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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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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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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IXL Super Strategies: Get the Most Out of IXL Analytics

January 12, 2017

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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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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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IXL Releases Middle School Science and Social Studies

December 20, 2016

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IXL Releases Middle School Science and Social Studies

We have good news for middle schoolers: IXL has just debuted science and social studies content for grades 6-8! These new grade levels put more than 250 exciting skills at your fingertips—and there’s more! Don’t miss our new and revamped math skills for 6th grade through Algebra 1. Read on to learn more or go to IXL.com to try out all of our new content!

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Addressing the Grammar Skill Gap with IXL

A case study of Heritage High School in Littleton, Colorado

December 14, 2016

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Addressing the Grammar Skill Gap with IXL

According to Newsweek, Heritage High School, where English teacher and department chair Amanda Hurley works, is one of the top schools in the nation. However, Amanda saw that there was a real need for more consistent grammar and writing instruction at the school. That’s why she turned to IXL Language Arts to help students brush up on their skills and take their writing to the next level.

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Moving Beyond the Standard Curriculum with IXL Math

A Case Study of Roscommon Elementary School in Roscommon, Michigan

November 17, 2016

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For Admins, In the Classroom
Moving Beyond the Standard Curriculum with IXL Math

Second grade teacher Scott Mayes knows the struggle of differentiation. It was a daily challenge until his school, Roscommon Elementary, purchased a license for IXL Math in 2012. Since then, Scott has used IXL to give his students extra support and expose them to math concepts that have not yet been covered in their standardized math curriculum.

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What Does It Take to Have a Student-Centered Classroom?

A look at the role of heutagogy in learning

November 7, 2016

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What Does It Take to Have a Student-Centered Classroom?

What’s “heutagogy” and what does it have to do with school? Eryn Barker, a Professional Learning Specialist at IXL, is here to answer those questions and more in this guest post!

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RTI Made Easy with IXL

A case study of Thorp Elementary School in Thorp, Wisconsin

November 4, 2016

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For Admins, In the Classroom
RTI Made Easy with IXL

Thorp Elementary is nestled in a rural community of 1,000 residents in northern Wisconsin. Thorp serves many high-need students, with 60 percent of students qualifying for free and reduced lunch and a wide range of ability levels in each grade. The school implemented IXL in 2013 to support their Response to Intervention (RTI) program. Third grade teacher Alyece West was one of the first to embrace IXL for both regular classroom instruction and RTI.

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