Show and Tell: Elizabeth Kelly

A Q&A with an IXL Senior Engineer

December 6, 2018

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Life at IXL

Meet Elizabeth Kelly, a senior software engineer at IXL! We talked with Elizabeth about why she joined IXL, what a typical workday is like, and the pursuit of peaceful solo hobbies. Read on to learn more: Read more

It’s history in the making: new social studies skills have arrived!

November 26, 2018

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At Home, In the Classroom, For Admins
It’s history in the making: new social studies skills have arrived!

Take a step back in history with our new middle school social studies skills. Continue reading to learn more about these updates, then visit IXL to try out the new skills!

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Earning Their Stripes: IXLers Volunteer at the Carolina Tiger Rescue

November 20, 2018

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Life at IXL
Earning Their Stripes: IXLers Volunteer at the Carolina Tiger Rescue

On October 20th, IXL volunteers gathered at the Carolina Tiger Rescue for a wild day of helping with trail maintenance. The Carolina Tiger Rescue provides a forever home to big cats and other exotic animals who were kept in poor conditions and would not be able to survive in the wild. IXLers were eager to assist the sanctuary, and, to their delight, the day started with a behind-the-scenes tour.

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Announcing the 2018 Elite 100!

IXL reveals annual list of top teachers from around the world

November 15, 2018

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In the Classroom, For Admins
Announcing the 2018 Elite 100!

Congratulations to all teachers in the 2018 IXL Elite 100! We recently celebrated our fifth annual Elite 100 list, which honors educators from around the world who have shown the highest commitment to using IXL during the 2017-2018 academic year. Our Elite 100 teachers continue to blow us away, and for the second consecutive year, nearly one-third of Elite 100 teachers are repeat winners!

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Helping Special Education Students Soar with IXL

A case study of Black Canyon High School in Emmett, Idaho

November 14, 2018

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In the Classroom, For Admins
Helping Special Education Students Soar with IXL

Annette Lutes, a high school special education (SPED) teacher at Black Canyon High School, needed to find an easier way to assess student learning and deliver personalized instruction in a classroom with a broad range of ability levels. She turned to IXL, which helps her meet students where they are and empowers them to work independently. As a result, Annette’s students are achieving multiple-grade level gains and are dedicated to learning and making progress.

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Announcing the #IXLEverywhere raffle!

Snap a photo with IXL’s apps for a chance to win fun prizes.

November 12, 2018

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At Home, In the Classroom
Announcing the #IXLEverywhere raffle!

With IXL’s mobile apps for iPhone, iPad, Android, and Kindle, you can learn everywhere! This fall, we’re hosting a photo contest to celebrate the many ways learners are using IXL on-the-go. The lucky winners will receive a power bank so they can keep the learning going even longer!

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What’s the Main Idea: Free ELA Lesson Plan for Grades 6-8

November 9, 2018

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In the Classroom
What’s the Main Idea: Free ELA Lesson Plan for Grades 6-8

Need some lesson plan inspiration to get you to winter break? Want to expand your cache of ELA lesson plans? We have you covered! We’ve put together a free 3rd-6th grade lesson plan that will help students understand the concepts of main ideas and supporting details. Read on to get the details and download the lesson.

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5 Good Study Habits (and How IXL Can Help)

October 17, 2018

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At Home
5 Good Study Habits (and How IXL Can Help)

Now that the back-to-school rush is subsiding, is your child starting to settle into the school year? The months ahead are full of possibilities, making this a great time to establish good study habits. We’ve collected 5 tips to help your child succeed and included ways IXL can help you accomplish each one.

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Diaper Duty: IXLers Volunteer at the Diaper Bank of NC

October 12, 2018

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Life at IXL
Diaper Duty: IXLers Volunteer at the Diaper Bank of NC

On the last Saturday of September, a group of IXLers volunteered for diaper duty. They spent the day at the Diaper Bank of North Carolina, sorting and packing diapers and other supplies for families throughout the state. In addition to distributing basic necessities, the Diaper Bank’s mission is to advocate for policy reform, raise community awareness, and improve access to personal hygiene products for families living in poverty.

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Five research-based strategies for success with IXL

Explore simple ways to maximize student learning

October 5, 2018

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In the Classroom, For Admins
Five research-based strategies for success with IXL

The research is in, and 12 statewide studies prove that schools using IXL consistently outperform schools using any other product or method. Take a closer look at the findings here! The research also revealed simple ways you can maximize student growth with IXL. Try one—or all!—of these strategies to strengthen The IXL Effect at your school.

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