social studies

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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New Phonics and Reading Skills for Budding Bookworms!

Plus new and updated math and social studies skills

February 21, 2017

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At Home, For Admins, In the Classroom
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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Maintain momentum during school breaks with IXL

Free downloads for parents and teachers to make the most of time off

December 21, 2016

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At Home, In the Classroom
Maintain momentum during school breaks with IXL

As you count down the days until break begins, we’ve rounded up some ways you can use IXL to keep students’ skills sharp during their time off. Read on to download our two free guides for parents and teachers.

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IXL Releases Middle School Science and Social Studies

December 20, 2016

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At Home, For Admins, In the Classroom
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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Cultural Celebration Activities for Your Classroom

December 7, 2016

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In the Classroom
Cultural Celebration Activities for Your Classroom

The winter season is filled with opportunities to learn about cultural celebrations and bring some festive fun into your classroom. Whether you’re looking for lesson plan inspiration or holiday games and crafts, here’s a roundup of ideas for a full month of learning.

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Festive Family Activities for an Enlightening Winter Break

December 6, 2016

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At Home
Festive Family Activities for an Enlightening Winter Break

With winter break fast approaching, it’s nice to look forward to some quality family time. For a holiday season to remember, we’ve created a list of fun family activities that will give you a chance to soak up the season—and learn a thing or two.

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Democracy in Action: Free Election Lesson Plans for Grades 2-5

October 26, 2016

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In the Classroom
Democracy in Action: Free Election Lesson Plans for Grades 2-5

As November 8th approaches, now is the perfect time to teach students about the election process and how the U.S. government works. Bobbi Bear, an IXL Professional Learning Specialist, has put together two mini lesson plans for grades 2-5, available for download here!

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IXL Analytics: Data that supports all your teaching needs

October 20, 2016

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In the Classroom
IXL Analytics: Data that supports all your teaching needs

No two days are the same in the classroom, and we know how hard you work to keep students engaged and to support all the diverse learners in your class. Which is where IXL Analytics comes in. Have you used it in your classroom yet? If not, read on to find out how IXL Analytics can help streamline your school days from whole class to small groups to one-on-one settings.

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Free IXL Feedback Organizers for Math, ELA, Science & Social Studies

Develop more reflective students with these downloadable resources for grades 2–5.

October 17, 2016

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In the Classroom
Free IXL Feedback Organizers for Math, ELA, Science & Social Studies

We’re often told to learn from our mistakes, but it’s a hard lesson to absorb, especially for students. Despite reminders to read the feedback on their tests and assignments, students frequently zero in on the grade or plunge ahead to the next task. So to help develop reflective students, we’ve put together some downloadable resources that will help students get the most from their IXL practice.

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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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