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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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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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Extended audio support for IXL Math!

May 22, 2019

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At Home, In the Classroom
Extended audio support for IXL Math!

Have you heard? We’ve extended audio support for math practice and math questions in the Continuous Diagnostic to grades 6-8! This exciting update means even more learners can receive the support they need to work independently.

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Announcing IXL’s NWEA MAP alignments!

The perfect tool to accelerate growth

May 20, 2019

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In the Classroom, For Admins
Announcing IXL’s NWEA MAP alignments!

IXL has introduced skill alignments for the NWEA MAP Growth math assessments! These alignments pinpoint the right skills for every RIT score, so that you can quickly and easily direct your students to the exact IXL skills they should focus on. Simply choose an instructional area, and have students complete the IXL skills recommended for their score!

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5 Ways to Keep Students Learning this Summer

May 15, 2019

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In the Classroom
5 Ways to Keep Students Learning this Summer

The summer is a time for students to celebrate their accomplishments and rest up for the year ahead. But even though the school bells have stopped ringing, students can continue learning all summer long! Read on for some fun ways to keep your students learning over the summer so that they return to school ready to take on the new year.

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Strategies for Keeping Students Engaged at the End of the Year

May 8, 2019

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In the Classroom
Strategies for Keeping Students Engaged at the End of the Year

The countdown has officially begun: we’re in the final stretch until summer! As anxious as everyone is for that final bell to ring on the last day of school, there are a lot of instructional days left in the school year. Keeping students on track can be challenging, so we’ve put together some ways to harness your students’ energy and make the most of the final weeks of the year:

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IXL Spring Learning Showdown 2019 Winners

May 6, 2019

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In the Classroom
IXL Spring Learning Showdown 2019 Winners

What an April! Our Spring Learning Showdown has wrapped up and this was definitely a big month for learning. More than 18,000 classrooms participated in this year’s contest, and so much was accomplished! And now, it’s time to reveal this year’s winners:

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Enter IXL’s 2019 Study in the Sun Summer Contest!

April 29, 2019

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At Home
Enter IXL's 2019 Study in the Sun Summer Contest!

Here’s an exciting summer forecast: IXL’s Study in the Sun Contest is almost here! This annual showdown is a fun way to make sure summer break doesn’t include a break from learning. Dive in, challenge yourself, and be one of the winners to receive an awesome prize: an iPad mini!

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IXL Spring Learning Showdown 2019: Leaderboard Update #2

April 18, 2019

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In the Classroom
IXL Spring Learning Showdown 2019: Leaderboard Update #2

The Spring Showdown is in full swing and we continue to be amazed by all your hard work! Without further ado, here is our second leaderboard update, with the top 20 classes in each grade band*. Word to the wise: this is your last chance to check out the standings before the competition ends on April 30!

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