early years

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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Stay sharp with IXL this summer!

Check out our fun activities to keep students learning all break long.

June 6, 2017

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At Home, In the Classroom
Stay sharp with IXL this summer!

The long days of summer are finally here—the perfect time for exploring and learning new things. We’ve created a bunch of fun, free resources to help your students take advantage of the break and become self-motivated learners!

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New STEM skills for summertime fun!

June 2, 2017

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At Home, In the Classroom, For Admins
New STEM skills for summertime fun!

Stay sharp this summer with some brand new STEM skills on IXL! We’ve just released new science and math content that covers the water cycle, magnets, quadrilaterals, and more. Get all the details below, then head to IXL.com to get your summertime STEM on! 

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Win Prizes This Summer with IXL’s Study in the Sun Summer Contest!

May 19, 2017

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At Home
Win Prizes This Summer with IXL's Study in the Sun Summer Contest!

Is it summer yet? If you’re looking forward to summer break, here’s one more thing to get excited about: IXL’s highly-anticipated Summer in the Sun contest! Join in on the fun and challenge yourself to keep learning even when school’s out. Winners will receive an awesome prize: an iPad mini!

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2 new international year levels for IXL English!

Plus new math and science skills

May 1, 2017

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At Home, In the Classroom, For Admins
2 new international year levels for IXL English!

Breaking news: our early English content now spans the globe! We’ve expanded our English year levels in all of our international editions. And, we’ve added new skills for math and science. Keep reading for the full scoop on what’s new.

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10 Ways to Celebrate Spring

April 18, 2017

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At Home
10 Ways to Celebrate Spring

It’s time to put away your winter coat and celebrate the arrival of sunny days, cheerful flowers, and all things spring! We’ve gathered a few ideas for a spring-ified to-do list that will guarantee family fun all season long.

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The 2017 IXL Spring Learning Showdown Is Here!

Enter your class in our contest for the chance to win a prize!

March 13, 2017

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In the Classroom
The 2017 IXL Spring Learning Showdown Is Here!

Get ready! The annual IXL Spring Learning Showdown begins April 1st. Prepare for a month of learning by challenging your class to answer as many questions as they can for the chance to win a pizza party!

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How to Foster Self-Directed Learning in Your Classroom

Part 2 of a two-part series on self-directed learning

March 3, 2017

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In the Classroom, For Admins
How to Foster Self-Directed Learning in Your Classroom

Socrates said that “Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.” It’s an apt metaphor for learning, but how exactly do you go about kindling those flames? Encouraging student agency is a great way to start! Read on for ideas of how to do so, and don’t miss last week’s post on the value of self-directed learning.

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The Ins and Outs of Self-Directed Learning in the Classroom

Part 1 of a two-part series on self-directed learning

February 28, 2017

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In the Classroom, For Admins
The Ins and Outs of Self-Directed Learning in the Classroom

The term “self-directed learning” has been flying around education circles, but what exactly is it and why is it important in the classroom? We tackle these questions and more below.

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