July 2017

IXL Study in the Sun Contest 2017: Leaderboard Update #2

Halfway there! Check out the second set of results now.

July 28, 2017

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At Home
IXL Study in the Sun Contest 2017: Leaderboard Update #2

The midway point of the Study in the Sun contest has arrived, and with a whopping 60,000+ participants, things are really heating up. Congratulations to everyone on your hard work so far. We’re amazed by your progress and can’t wait to see what else you accomplish!

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Summertime Self-Care for Teachers

July 27, 2017

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In the Classroom
Summertime Self-Care for Teachers

August is quickly approaching, which means that many teachers have back-to-school prep on the brain. And while it’s a good idea to get ready for the coming school year, it’s also important to take time for a bit of pre-school self-care. To help you cultivate the right emotional and mental mindset, we’ve gathered up a list of ideas that will help you indulge, reflect, and relax—so you can make this the best year yet.

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Language Arts Awards for All Grades Are Here!

Students in grades PK–1 and 9–12 can now earn prizes for their practice.

July 26, 2017

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At Home, In the Classroom, For Admins
Language Arts Awards for All Grades Are Here!

Exciting news: we’ve recently expanded our language arts awards to our youngest learners and to high schoolers! We know how much students love receiving recognition for all of their hard work, and now, they’ll win fun, colorful prizes for all their accomplishments on IXL. Keep reading to get a peek at the new awards, then check them out on IXL.

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Seize the Summer with these Family-Friendly Apps

July 20, 2017

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At Home
Seize the Summer with these Family-Friendly Apps

Summer vacation is in full swing! To celebrate, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite apps that will help you make the most of the season, whether you’re heading off on a vacation, hanging out with friends, or looking for some good eats.

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4 Ways to Keep Busy During the Summer

July 12, 2017

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At Home
4 Ways to Keep Busy During the Summer

The start of summer is filled with exciting opportunities, but students are probably  also familiar with the feeling of becoming bored in the middle of July. What happens when your kids have nothing to do and registration for camps and summer classes has already ended? Here are some great ideas to keep them busy until school starts!

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Sugarcane named one of AASL’s Best Websites for Teaching & Learning

July 10, 2017

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At Home, In the Classroom
Sugarcane named one of AASL’s Best Websites for Teaching & Learning

We’re honored to announce that Sugarcane, a product created by IXL Learning that allows anyone to create their own learning games, has been recognized as one of the 2017 Best Websites for Teaching & Learning by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL)! The annual awards program applauds 25 websites that “provide enhanced learning and curriculum development for school librarians and their teacher collaborators.” To date, over 10,000 games have been created on Sugarcane. Haven’t explored Sugarcane yet? Play some games or make your own at sugarcane.com (it’s free!)—or keep reading to see how Sugarcane can put a new spin […]

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Listen up! New social studies skills and expanded audio for language arts

July 6, 2017

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At Home, In the Classroom, For Admins
Listen up! New social studies skills and expanded audio for language arts

We’ve got a summer treat for you: we’ve just added new social studies skills and we’ve expanded the audio for our language arts skills up to 5th grade! Check out the details of these new features below, then try them for yourself at ixl.com.

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