middle school

An IXL implementation model for truly personalized learning

October 18, 2017

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In the Classroom
An IXL implementation model for truly personalized learning

Ready to take your IXL experience beyond skills practice? Along with a content library offering thousands of skills, IXL gives you the tools to easily and effectively differentiate learning in your classroom. We’ve put together one implementation model to guide and inspire you to take personalized learning to the next level.

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IXL Social Studies Has New World History Skills!

Learn about the Age of Exploration, the Renaissance, ancient Greece, and more.

October 9, 2017

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At Home, In the Classroom, For Admins
IXL Social Studies Has New World History Skills!

We’ve just expanded our middle school social studies content to include new skills on world history! This release adds to our existing content on early China and European exploration and colonization, and we’re introducing our first skills in two important subject areas: the Renaissance and ancient Greece. Read on to preview the new skills, then head to IXL to try them out!

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Introducing IXL Spanish

October 2, 2017

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Introducing IXL Spanish

¡Buenas noticias! Today, we have some exciting news for world language learners: IXL Spanish has just been released. IXL Spanish covers beginner Spanish content and helps students build fluency in Spanish vocabulary, grammar, reading, listening, and other essential skills. IXL skills also educate learners about different cultures and help students build the confidence to use their new language skills in real-world scenarios. Continue reading to learn more about some of our favorite new skills and visit IXL to start practicing Spanish today!

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IXL Science in the Flipped Classroom

A case study of Sossaman Middle School in Queen Creek, Arizona

September 29, 2017

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In the Classroom, For Admins
IXL Science in the Flipped Classroom

Nancy Foote teaches 8th grade Conceptual Physics at Sossaman Middle School in Queen Creek, Arizona, a suburb of Phoenix. The school district is highly diverse, and her classes have varied science backgrounds and academic abilities. To help all of her students master honors-level physical science concepts, she has flipped her classroom to allow more time in class for individual support and active learning. IXL Science allows her to quickly identify misconceptions and focus her teaching on areas of need for her class and for individual students.

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Getting the Most Out of the IXL Diagnostic

September 26, 2017

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In the Classroom, For Admins
Getting the Most Out of the IXL Diagnostic

We recently told you about the new IXL Diagnostic, which captures up-to-the-minute student insights and outlines clear next steps to help learners improve.  Now, we’re sharing some tips and tricks for how to incorporate the Diagnostic into your instruction to help your students succeed!

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Closing the Confidence Gap and Building Skills in ELA and Social Studies

A case study of Sanders-Clyde Creative Arts School in Charleston, South Carolina

September 18, 2017

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In the Classroom, For Admins
Closing the Confidence Gap and Building Skills in ELA and Social Studies

How do you close the confidence gap for disadvantaged students? For Kathy Dizon’s 6th grade class, IXL was the key to accelerating academic achievement and boosting motivation. An inner city, Title I school in downtown Charleston, South Carolina, Sanders-Clyde Creative Arts School serves a diverse population with 88% of students qualifying for free or reduced lunch. In Kathy’s class, many students started the year significantly behind grade level. She turned to IXL Language Arts and IXL Social Studies to help them catch up.

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Introducing the IXL Diagnostic!

August 31, 2017

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At Home, In the Classroom, For Admins
Introducing the IXL Diagnostic!

Big news: we’ve got a new classroom essential that’s going to make your back to school experience even better! The IXL Diagnostic is the first of its kind, delivering student insights that are always up to date. It also offers personalized recommendations that tell you exactly how to target knowledge gaps and help students progress. It’s a game-changing resource for both teachers and students!

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Head back to school with brand new phonics and reading comprehension skills!

Plus, new science and social studies skills

August 22, 2017

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Head back to school with brand new phonics and reading comprehension skills!

We’ve got lots of new skills to help you get this school year started on the right foot! We’ve just added phonics for grade 2 and reading comprehension for middle school, as well as brand new science and social studies skills. Find all the details on our latest release below, then head to IXL to start practicing!

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Classroom Decor Ideas Anyone Can Do

August 16, 2017

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In the Classroom
Classroom Decor Ideas Anyone Can Do

If you’re yearning for a Pinterest-worthy classroom but aren’t sure if you have the time, budget, or artsy experience to make it a reality, never fear. There are plenty of quick and easy ways to add character to your classroom and give your school year a colorful start.

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4 Teacher Tips for the First Day of School

August 11, 2017

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In the Classroom
4 Teacher Tips for the First Day of School

The first day of school countdown is already on. Once you’ve decorated the classroom, worked on lesson plans, and gathered all of your room supplies, it’s time to shift gears and think about how you can get yourself into the back to school mindset. Here are several ways you can feel confident going into the first day of school:

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