2014

What SmartScore Goal Should I Set For My Students?

November 10, 2014

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In the Classroom, IXL Insights
What SmartScore Goal Should I Set For My Students?

Have you ever wondered how IXL’s math and language arts programs are able to adapt to each student’s skill level and provide accurate, continuous assessment of student performance? It’s all about the SmartScore! Setting SmartScore goals for your students is a great way to motivate them and encourage improvement. Read on to learn how to implement SmartScore goals in the classroom!

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IXL Language Arts Now Available on iPad!

October 30, 2014

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At Home, In the Classroom
IXL Language Arts Now Available on iPad!

Great news for budding word wizards and grammar gurus – language arts for grades 2-8 is now available on the IXL iPad app! Just download the IXL app from the iTunes store, or update your existing app to the latest version, and start practicing vocabulary and grammar on-the-go. This latest update arrives just in time for our IXL Grammar Geeks Unite! Language Arts Usage Contest, which runs November 3-December 3. Enter your classroom for a chance to win a pizza party (and bragging rights)!

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Grammar Geeks Unite! IXL Language Arts Usage Contest

Contest runs November 3 – December 3

October 27, 2014

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In the Classroom
Grammar Geeks Unite! IXL Language Arts Usage Contest

We are hosting a month-long contest to see which classrooms in the United States can answer the most English Language Arts questions on IXL. Competition will be fierce, so practice from home, at the computer lab, and on your iPads and Android tablets. On December 5, we’ll announce the winning classrooms on Facebook—each one will receive a pizza party! And, we’d love to feature your classroom’s Grammar Geeks on our Facebook page! Just snap a photo of your students practicing language arts on IXL, and send it to us in a Facebook message, and/or tweet it to us at @IXLLearning […]

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Tackle precalculus with IXL

Plus, new math skills for all grade levels

October 20, 2014

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At Home, In the Classroom
Tackle precalculus with IXL

Precalculus. For many high school students, it’s an intimidating subject to learn. However, a strong foundation in precalculus—which reinforces and builds upon algebra, trigonometry, and other mathematical concepts—prepares students for college and career success. IXL wants to help students feel comfortable with these challenging, higher-order math skills, so we’ve recently expanded our content to include precalculus. With this addition, students now have access to a full high school curriculum of over 975 advanced skills, presented in ways that make even the hardest math problems achievable. Read on to see a few examples of our new precalculus material!

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3 Middle School Language Arts Skills to Try This Fall

October 13, 2014

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At Home, In the Classroom
3 Middle School Language Arts Skills to Try This Fall

The school year is in full swing, and we hope yours is off to a great start! Here at IXL, we’ve been working on expanding our language arts program to include more grade levels. Our most recent additions are 7th and 8th grade skills, which bring writing and reading comprehension to life. If you haven’t already explored our new content, here are three middle school language arts skills to try out this fall!

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IXL Insights – Extended Audio Feature

September 8, 2014

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IXL Insights
IXL Insights – Extended Audio Feature

You asked for it, and we’ve listened! IXL has expanded audio support to upper grade levels. With this update, the green audio button previously available for pre-K, kindergarten, and first grade math skills is now offered for grades 2 through 5. To activate this audio feature, simply follow these five steps: 1) Sign into your IXL account. 2) Click on the welcome drop-down menu in the upper right-hand corner. 3) Select Profile and settings. 4) Under “Settings” check the box next to “Enable audio for upper grade levels.” 5) Press Submit. Thanks to this new feature, you can now challenge […]

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New this summer!

August 25, 2014

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At Home, In the Classroom
New this summer!

We’ve got some exciting new tools coming out on IXL in just a few weeks, but here’s what we’ve already launched in time for the new school year!

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IXL Study in the Sun 2014 Summer Usage Contest

June 13, 2014

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In the Classroom
IXL Study in the Sun 2014 Summer Usage Contest

It’s finally summer—time for sun, shorts, sandals…and a chance to win a spectacular prize from IXL! This is your golden opportunity to show off the skills that you honed this past school year and to learn even more over the summer. Join the IXL Study in the Sun contest, a summer competition to see which students, classrooms, and schools in the United States can answer the most questions on IXL. Competition will be scorching hot—can you handle the heat? Practice IXL from home, at the computer lab, and on your iPads to come out on top!

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IXL Trial Users Tournament – Final Results

May 23, 2014

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In the Classroom
IXL Trial Users Tournament - Final Results

Drumroll please…. The final results are in! Here are your winners for the IXL Trial Users Tournament:

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IXL Trial Users Tournament 2014 – Week 2 Rankings

May 14, 2014

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In the Classroom
IXL Trial Users Tournament 2014 - Week 2 Rankings

Announcing the top 10… Rankings for Week 2 of the IXL Trial Users Tournament have been tallied! The competition is getting fierce! Remember, the top three classes will win a yearlong IXL classroom license. Fantastic work so far, everyone!

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