In the Classroom

4 ways to help students become good digital citizens

October 14, 2019

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In the Classroom, For Admins
4 ways to help students become good digital citizens

For the majority of tweens and teens, technology and social media play a crucial role in their social lives in and outside of school. As educators, it is our job to teach them how to use technology responsibly and be upstanding digital citizens. Here are a few ways to bring digital citizenship to the forefront of your school culture:  

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Explore our new ELA textbook skill plans!

Find the perfect skills for each chapter

October 10, 2019

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In the Classroom
Explore our new ELA textbook skill plans!

Here’s some exciting ELA news: We recently released our first skill plans for middle and high school! These skill plans are perfectly in tune with your textbooks, making it easy to find the right skills to enhance your students’ learning. Read on to learn more!

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Bridging the Achievement Gap in 4th Grade Math

A case study of Twin Hills Elementary in Willingboro, New Jersey

October 8, 2019

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In the Classroom, For Admins
Bridging the Achievement Gap in 4th Grade Math

Nicole Gregory, a fourth-grade math teacher at Twin Hills Elementary, needed a way to support students who came to her classroom with significant gaps in their math skills. After looking at the results achieved by neighboring schools using IXL, she knew she wanted to give it a try. The program ended up being a core component of her students’ success!

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We’re all in this together: Sparking Classwide Engagement with Communal Goal Setting

October 4, 2019

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In the Classroom
We're all in this together: Sparking Classwide Engagement with Communal Goal Setting

A powerful way to foster enthusiasm and camaraderie among your students may be sitting right in front of you: the students themselves!

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More workbooks, more IXL fun!

Now available for grades 2-5

September 30, 2019

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At Home, In the Classroom
More workbooks, more IXL fun!

Have you heard the latest wonderful workbook news? We’ve added to our series of math workbooks, and they’re now available for grades 2-5! With delightful images and a variety of math activities, these workbooks are a great way to amp up your offline learning.

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5 cool and useful IXL features you may not know about

September 25, 2019

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In the Classroom, IXL Insights, Back to School
5 cool and useful IXL features you may not know about

Want to make using IXL in your classroom even easier? Try out these time-saving features that can help you use IXL even more effectively!

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Easy (and free!) ways to reward students’ IXL achievements

September 23, 2019

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In the Classroom
Easy (and free!) ways to reward students’ IXL achievements

Although we wish all students would be intrinsically motivated to complete their schoolwork, the reality is that some learners need a little extra incentive. As a teacher, I spent much time and effort trying to come up with creative ways to keep my students motivated—and I found that a ticket system was a great motivator for students of all ages! Here are some tried and true ideas for using tickets to reward students for their IXL achievements and motivate them to keep making progress:

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The IXL Continuous Diagnostic is now available in the iPad app!

Enter the Diagnostic arena and discover your knowledge levels

September 18, 2019

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At Home, In the Classroom
The IXL Continuous Diagnostic is now available in the iPad app!

You asked, and we answered! The Continuous Diagnostic is now available within the iPad app, complete with intuitive and exciting new visuals. Try it out now!  

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3 Ways IXL Can Support Your Family-Teacher Conferences

September 16, 2019

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In the Classroom
3 Ways IXL Can Support Your Family-Teacher Conferences

As a teacher, family-teacher conferences made me somewhat anxious. I wondered if I would have enough information for each family or if they would leave feeling like I didn’t know their child. So, I made conferences very conversational, and as a result, families typically walked away with vague next steps, and I rarely saw changes in student performance. What could I do to change this?

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Exciting updates to IXL Skill Plans

Find the perfect skills for SATs, standards, and more!

September 13, 2019

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In the Classroom
Exciting updates to IXL Skill Plans

IXL Skill Plans are a powerful new way to find the perfect skill for every lesson. Read on to see how we’re making this lesson-planning lifesaver even more helpful in your classroom!

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