In the Classroom

4 strategies to foster collaboration in the classroom

January 21, 2020

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In the Classroom
4 strategies to foster collaboration in the classroom

Long gone are the days where desks are lined up in perfect rows, classrooms are silent, and teachers lecture for the entire class period. Today’s classrooms are placing more emphasis on collaborative learning—giving students opportunities to work together, learn from one another, and develop their communication skills.

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Easy ways to use IXL for spring test prep

January 17, 2020

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In the Classroom, For Admins
Easy ways to use IXL for spring test prep

It’s the halfway point of the school year, and you know what that means—spring testing is right around the corner! Whether you’re gearing up for state testing or college placement exams, you can fit test prep into your teaching schedule with a few simple ideas. Check out the list below to ensure your students are ready for those high-stakes assessments:

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15 ways to celebrate the 100th day of school

January 16, 2020

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In the Classroom
15 ways to celebrate the 100th day of school

Are you coming up on your 100th day of school? This momentous occasion is a great opportunity to celebrate 100 days of your students’ hard work—and have fun with the number 100! Check out these ideas and activities that inspire all kinds of learning, for students of all levels:

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Super-quick IXL PD ideas

Professional development on demand

January 15, 2020

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In the Classroom, IXL Insights
Super-quick IXL PD ideas

Teachers! Want to learn more about IXL, but only have a few minutes? Check out these quick ways to level up your IXL knowledge anytime.

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Join us at IXL Live this spring!

Discover expert strategies!

January 13, 2020

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In the Classroom, For Admins
Join us at IXL Live this spring!

Want to make the most of IXL in your classroom? Join us at IXL Live this spring! In these engaging half-day sessions, you’ll learn how to effectively use IXL’s comprehensive curriculum, Real-Time Diagnostic, personalized guidance, and actionable Analytics to personalize learning for every student.

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Announcing the 2019 IXL Elite 100!

IXL reveals annual list of top teachers from around the world

January 6, 2020

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In the Classroom, For Admins
Announcing the 2019 IXL Elite 100!

Congratulations to this year’s Elite 100 teachers! Our sixth annual Elite 100 list honors educators from around the world who have shown the highest commitment to using IXL during the 2018-19 academic year. Our Elite 100 teachers continue to blow us away, and for the third consecutive year, nearly one-third of Elite 100 teachers are repeat winners!

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IXL’s 2019 Year in Review

December 23, 2019

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At Home, In the Classroom, IXL Insights
IXL’s 2019 Year in Review

It’s almost time to say hello to a new year and a new decade! Before the clock counts down, we want to spotlight some IXL highlights from 2019 and how you helped make them happen!

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How IXL made my life as a SpEd teacher easier

December 5, 2019

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In the Classroom
How IXL made my life as a SpEd teacher easier

As a former special education teacher, my time at school revolved around two terms: differentiation and documentation. These were both incredibly complex to achieve. I was supporting students with a wide range of academic needs across multiple content areas, and documentation often involved hours of tedious data collection and IEP (individualized education plan) writing. However, about halfway through my teaching career, I was able to find a resource that helped make my life easier: IXL!

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New Reading skill plan for the NWEA MAP Growth!

Find the skills that are right for your RIT score

December 3, 2019

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In the Classroom, For Admins
New Reading skill plan for the NWEA MAP Growth!

Earlier this year, we introduced skill plans for the NWEA MAP Growth math assessments–now, we’ve added skill plans for the NWEA MAP Growth Reading assessment! Read on to learn more about how this new resource can help students prepare for the exams and improve their RIT scores! 

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School break strategy: Keep students learning during holiday breaks

November 22, 2019

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In the Classroom
School break strategy: Keep students learning during holiday breaks

As a teacher, I often found myself playing catch-up with students after returning to school from a holiday break, and having to review the last few lessons I taught prior to break. In a world where pacing guides have very few flex days, time is precious and must be used strategically. But the good news is, there are ways to motivate students to keep practicing while they’re away, so they return to school ready to continue with new material! 

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