June 2019

IXL Study in the Sun Contest 2019: Leaderboard Update #1

June 28, 2019

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At Home
IXL Study in the Sun Contest 2019: Leaderboard Update #1

The Study in the Sun contest is off to a flying start! The effort so far* has been stellar and we can’t wait to see what else you’ll accomplish in the coming months. And now, it’s time for the first leaderboard update!  

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How to beat the summer slide

June 26, 2019

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At Home
How to beat the summer slide

Whether you call it the summer slide or summer brain drain, many parents worry that summertime is a prime time for kids to forget what they’ve learned during the school year. But how do you balance the bliss of summer vacation with brain-boosting activities? The good news is that there are plenty of fun ways to help your child keep up their learning over the break!

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Find the Perfect Skills with IXL Skill Plans!

June 19, 2019

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At Home, In the Classroom
Find the Perfect Skills with IXL Skill Plans!

Here’s a big win for lesson planning! We recently released skill plans that make it even easier to reinforce your textbook lessons and prepare students for assessments. Read on to find the perfect skills for students to work on!

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Tips for making screen time valuable

Check out these smart screen time strategies

June 17, 2019

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At Home, In the Classroom
Tips for making screen time valuable

It’s no secret that kids are spending more time looking at screens than ever before. But never fear—you can still make sure your child’s time is productive and educational!

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How to make the most out of a conference

June 12, 2019

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In the Classroom
How to make the most out of a conference

Education and edtech conferences are a great way to fine tune your craft and learn effective strategies for supporting each of your students. With the annual ISTE conference approaching in late June, we’ve crafted a few helpful tips as you make the most of your time at ISTE, or at any other conference during the year! Read on for our suggestions, as well as details on what IXL has planned for ISTE.

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One for the Pages: IXLers Give Out Books at Día Day

June 10, 2019

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Life at IXL
One for the Pages: IXLers Give Out Books at Día Day

As the sun rose over the Durham Public Schools Staff Development Center, a group of IXLers carried boxes full of books into the cafeteria and created neat piles for babies, children, and young adults. This was IXL’s third time volunteering with Book Harvest, a Durham, N.C.-based nonprofit that provides books and literacy support to local families. This time, IXL was helping run Book Harvest’s station at Día Day!

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Stay Sharp with IXL Summer Resources!

June 7, 2019

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At Home, In the Classroom
Stay Sharp with IXL Summer Resources!

Hello, summer—hello, summer resources! We’ve created a bunch of fun, free resources to help you make the most of the break and inspire students to become self-motivated learners. Get the downloads below!

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Import Your Roster from Google Classroom!

June 5, 2019

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In the Classroom
Import Your Roster from Google Classroom!

Great news: Teachers can now import their roster from Google Classroom! With this update, it’s easier than ever to get all of your students set up on IXL so you can dive in right away. Keep reading to get all the details!

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New IXL skills just in time for summer!

Over 900 new and updated skills to explore

June 1, 2019

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At Home, In the Classroom, For Admins
New IXL skills just in time for summer!

Just in time for summer, we’ve added a wealth of new skills to explore! Deepen your conceptual understanding of math, dive into engaging texts, discover new laboratory tools, learn about citizenship, and much more!

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