student-centered learning

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 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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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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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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4 Ways to Celebrate Linguistic Diversity

March 23, 2017

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In the Classroom
4 Ways to Celebrate Linguistic Diversity

There are over 7,000 languages spoken in the world today, and over 300 of those are spoken in the U.S., so chances are your students speak some of them. Strategies for teaching ELLs often focus on learning English as quickly as possible, and once students master English, their native languages are often left at home. But rather than think of your classroom as a Tower of Babel, you can celebrate and recognize your students’ linguistic heritage while still moving towards English proficiency.

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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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A High Schooler’s Perspective on Practicing with IXL

January 4, 2017

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At Home, In the Classroom
A High Schooler's Perspective on Practicing with IXL

Today, we’re bringing you a special guest post from Mikaela S., a current 9th grader! Below, she shares the student perspective on using IXL. The digital age, where every desk has a computer, every wall has a TV, and every toddler has an iPad, has drastically changed the way students learn. Take it from me—I started using IXL to practice math before we even started learning how to count in school. The website has been a crucial part of my education since kindergarten, and 10 years later, I can say that it has really helped me stay on top of […]

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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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In the Classroom, For Admins
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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