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Here’s to 10 years! Insights from Longtime Customers

October 17, 2017

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Here’s to 10 years! Insights from Longtime Customers

IXL has reached a major milestone: our 10th anniversary! To celebrate, we checked in with a few of the all-star customers who have been part of the IXL family since the very beginning. Read on to discover how these teachers and families use IXL, why they love it, and more:

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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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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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A Year with IXL: Voices Academies Final Takeaways

Students, teachers, and the principal reflect on the year’s successes

September 11, 2017

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In the Classroom, For Admins
A Year with IXL: Voices Academies Final Takeaways

Voices Academies, a K-8 charter school in San Jose, has recently completed its first year with IXL! Keep reading to hear about how IXL has made a difference in its classrooms—or check out the video series about their journey here.

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A Year with IXL: Voices Academies – Part 3

Spring IXL Highlights from students and teachers

May 25, 2017

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In the Classroom, For Admins
A Year with IXL: Voices Academies - Part 3

Spring at Voices College-Bound Language Academies is a busy time. Over the last nine months, IXL has become an integral part of the classroom experience at the K-8 charter school in San Jose. Keep reading to hear about the progress teachers and students are reading—or check out the video series about their journey here.

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IXL in the Data-Driven Classroom

A case study of Mary Williams Elementary School in Dumfries, Virginia

April 26, 2017

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In the Classroom, For Admins
IXL in the Data-Driven Classroom

Fifth grade teacher Lisa Ivy has been an IXL believer for seven years, and she uses IXL Math extensively with her class at Mary Williams Elementary School in Dumfries, Virginia. She’s a big fan of IXL’s real-time analytics feature because it gives her the data she needs to monitor student progress, keep her administrators informed, and make better instructional decisions in the classroom.

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A Year with IXL: Voices Academies – Part 2

Mid-year IXL highlights from students and teachers

March 9, 2017

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In the Classroom, For Admins
A Year with IXL: Voices Academies - Part 2

At Voices College-Bound Language Academies, the 2016-2017 school year started off with a bang: a school-wide implementation of IXL! We documented the beginning of the IXL journey at Voices here. Now that the first half of the year is behind them, we caught up with a few students and teachers at Voices to find out how IXL has made an impact in their classrooms.

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Getting the Most out of Independent Learning with IXL

A case study of Sanger Elementary School in Hobbs, New Mexico

January 30, 2017

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In the Classroom, For Admins
Getting the Most out of Independent Learning with IXL

Sanger Elementary in Hobbs, New Mexico, serves a diverse population of students—and Travis Fisher’s 5th grade class is no exception. His students come to him with a range of skill levels in math and English language arts (ELA), so addressing all abilities, all the time can be difficult. In 2013, Travis turned to IXL to help his students improve mastery on grade-level skills, challenge themselves academically, and prepare for high-stakes testing.

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A Year with IXL: Voices Academies

The first video in a series following a school’s first year using IXL

January 6, 2017

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In the Classroom, For Admins
A Year with IXL: Voices Academies

Educators: Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be part of a school-wide implementation of IXL? This year, we’re presenting a video series following Voices College-Bound Language Academies (Franklin-McKinley campus) in its first year of using IXL.

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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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