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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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For Admins, In the Classroom
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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For Admins, In the Classroom
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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For Admins, In the Classroom
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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Addressing the Grammar Skill Gap with IXL

A case study of Heritage High School in Littleton, Colorado

December 14, 2016

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For Admins, In the Classroom
Addressing the Grammar Skill Gap with IXL

According to Newsweek, Heritage High School, where English teacher and department chair Amanda Hurley works, is one of the top schools in the nation. However, Amanda saw that there was a real need for more consistent grammar and writing instruction at the school. That’s why she turned to IXL Language Arts to help students brush up on their skills and take their writing to the next level.

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Moving Beyond the Standard Curriculum with IXL Math

A Case Study of Roscommon Elementary School in Roscommon, Michigan

November 17, 2016

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For Admins, In the Classroom
Moving Beyond the Standard Curriculum with IXL Math

Second grade teacher Scott Mayes knows the struggle of differentiation. It was a daily challenge until his school, Roscommon Elementary, purchased a license for IXL Math in 2012. Since then, Scott has used IXL to give his students extra support and expose them to math concepts that have not yet been covered in their standardized math curriculum.

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RTI Made Easy with IXL

A case study of Thorp Elementary School in Thorp, Wisconsin

November 4, 2016

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For Admins, In the Classroom
RTI Made Easy with IXL

Thorp Elementary is nestled in a rural community of 1,000 residents in northern Wisconsin. Thorp serves many high-need students, with 60 percent of students qualifying for free and reduced lunch and a wide range of ability levels in each grade. The school implemented IXL in 2013 to support their Response to Intervention (RTI) program. Third grade teacher Alyece West was one of the first to embrace IXL for both regular classroom instruction and RTI.

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Congratulations to the New IXL Elite 100!

Meet some of the top teachers using IXL

October 19, 2016

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For Admins, In the Classroom
Congratulations to the New IXL Elite 100!

Congratulations to the IXL Elite 100 for the 2015–2016 academic year! Out of the more than 250,000 teachers who use IXL, we want to recognize the Elite 100 as our top teachers based on the average time spent on IXL per student. This is our third cohort of Elite 100, and we’re blown away that a third of this year’s teachers are repeat winners. Read on to learn more about this extraordinary group of teachers.

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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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IXL: A Time-Saver “Worth Its Weight in Gold”

A case study of Rosenort School in Manitoba, Canada

September 21, 2016

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For Admins, In the Classroom
IXL: A Time-Saver “Worth Its Weight in Gold”

Weldon Rinn teaches 7th and 8th grade math, science, and information and computer technology for Rosenort School in Manitoba. Rosenort, a K–12 school serving a rural community south of Winnipeg, maintains high standards for their students. In 2012, Weldon turned to IXL Math to incorporate more technology in his classroom and make it easier to differentiate instruction.

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