September 2017

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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Getting the Most Out of the IXL Diagnostic

September 26, 2017

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In the Classroom, For Admins
Getting the Most Out of the IXL Diagnostic

We recently told you about the new IXL Continuous Diagnostic, which captures up-to-the-minute student insights and outlines clear next steps to help learners improve.  Now, we’re sharing some tips and tricks for how to incorporate the Diagnostic into your instruction to help your students succeed!

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IXLers Share Favorite Back to School Memories

September 21, 2017

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Life at IXL
IXLers Share Favorite Back to School Memories

School is in full swing! In honor of this season of new beginnings, we asked IXLers to share their favorite back to school memories. From the excitement of book covers and back to school shopping to a sneaky teacher prank, their responses remind us that school days are the best days.

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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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IXL Study in the Sun Contest 2017 Winners

September 8, 2017

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At Home
IXL Study in the Sun Contest 2017 Winners

Drumroll, please! The Study in the Sun contest has officially come to a close. We’re so impressed by all the hard work of this year’s participants. Your dedication to learning was off-the-charts amazing and you should be proud of all that you achieved! Now, it’s time to announce the winners of our drawing.

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Great Outdoors: IXLers Beautify a Bay Area Park

IXL volunteers clean up In Chan Kaajal Park

September 1, 2017

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Life at IXL
Great Outdoors: IXLers Beautify a Bay Area Park

On the last Saturday of August, a group of IXLers headed to San Francisco to assist the SF Recreation and Parks Department with a park beautification project. In Chan Kaajal Park opened in June 2017 and was the first park to be developed in San Francisco in over a decade. Formerly a parking lot, In Chan Kaajal is now a vibrant space for neighborhood residents—and IXLers had a great time contributing to this community hub.

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IXL Has a Brand New Look!

September 1, 2017

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In the Classroom, For Admins
IXL Has a Brand New Look!

A new school year, a new look! We’ve redesigned the navigation of the IXL website to better reflect everything that IXL has to offer. Read on for the details of our new and improved navigation.

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