elementary school

5 classroom community & motivation ideas

November 13, 2019

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In the Classroom, For Admins
5 classroom community & motivation ideas

Whether you have been using IXL for years, or only a couple of days, here are a few ways to get your entire class excited about practicing their skills on IXL!

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Need an easy fundraiser? Run an IXL Math-a-Thon!

A step-by-step guide

November 6, 2019

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In the Classroom, For Admins
Need an easy fundraiser? Run an IXL Math-a-Thon!

Are you a teacher who wants to generate some more classroom funds? Or an administrator who wants to find a meaningful fundraising idea? As educators, you probably don’t have a lot of extra time on your hands, but we’ve come up with something that’s fun and doesn’t require much planning or organizing: a Math-a-Thon!

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Día de los Muertos: Free Lesson Plan for Grades 2-3

October 25, 2019

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In the Classroom
Día de los Muertos: Free Lesson Plan for Grades 2-3

Día de los Muertos is almost here and we’ve got the perfect way to celebrate: a free lesson plan for grades 2-3! These activities will help students expand their cultural knowledge and understand the history and traditions behind the holiday. Read on to get into the spirit of the season and download the lesson.

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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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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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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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New Inspiration for IXL Families!

September 4, 2019

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At Home
New Inspiration for IXL Families!

Ready for some inspirational news, parents? You may have noticed that there’s a new “Inspiration” tab when you sign into your parent account. It’s home to a whole host of resources, ideas, and other IXL inspiration to help you make the most of your family’s IXL experience! Read on to get the scoop:

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IXL Study in the Sun Contest 2019: Leaderboard Update #3

August 16, 2019

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At Home
IXL Study in the Sun Contest 2019: Leaderboard Update #3

Summer is winding down, and so is this year’s Study in the Sun contest! With just a few weeks left—and so much learning accomplished—we are amazed by all your hard work and determination. 

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