technology

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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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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Wondering Where to Start with Private Funding for Your Class?

A how-to guide on successfully funding your IXL classroom membership

November 15, 2016

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In the Classroom
Wondering Where to Start with Private Funding for Your Class?

Looking to get a new resource for your class, but struggling to come up with space in your budget for it? Thankfully, in this day and age, there are lots of private funding options out there! To help you take advantage of these funding sources, we’ve compiled a guide with tips and best practices for successfully achieving your goal.

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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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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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Press Play! Using Creative Educational Videos in the Classroom

September 28, 2016

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In the Classroom
Press Play! Using Creative Educational Videos in the Classroom

Incorporating videos into your classroom is a great way to energize your students and inspire new ways of learning. And in our interconnected, internet-filled world, there are all kinds of resources for fun videos that kids will want to watch again and again. Read on for tips on how to get the most out of your media experience, plus where to find the best content for your class.

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What does it take to implement new tech programs effectively at your school?

September 14, 2016

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In the Classroom, For Admins
What does it take to implement new tech programs effectively at your school?

We’re excited to bring you a guest post today from Ellie Hook, a former teacher and a current Proposals Manager at IXL. Below, she shares her insights on effectively implementing new tech programs. As educators transition from evaluating supplemental programs to implementing them, what does it take to ensure the whole team is on board for effective rollout of a new program? Here are a few strategies.

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Key Tech Questions to Ask at the Start of the School Year

Back-to-school blog series #3

August 17, 2016

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In the Classroom, For Admins
Key Tech Questions to Ask at the Start of the School Year

The addition of edtech tools to classrooms is bringing about a new age of learning, but that doesn’t eliminate the need for careful consideration of how best to add new technology to your school. So as you implement new technology this year, here are a few questions to think about.

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IXL’s Mobile Team Goes Back to School for a Classroom Visit!

The mobile team visited John Kelley Elementary School to see how they use IXL on iPads

April 12, 2016

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In the Classroom
IXL’s Mobile Team Goes Back to School for a Classroom Visit!

Recently some of the engineers from our mobile team went on a field trip—back to school! Corey Zilli, an IXL Educational Sales Consultant, went along with them and is here to report the story.

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Drowning in Data? The Characteristics of Effective Classroom Data

Administrator Blog Series, Part 4

February 17, 2016

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In the Classroom, For Admins
Drowning in Data? The Characteristics of Effective Classroom Data

It seems the age of big data is finally here, both in our daily lives and in the classroom. The volume of data has exploded in recent years, but more data doesn’t always mean more useful data. In order for classroom data to be effective, it needs to meet certain criteria. In the following post, we’ve highlighted 7 characteristics that make classroom data meaningful for teachers and administrators alike.

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