middle school

Fun Student Resource: The IXL Scavenger Hunt

January 16, 2018

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In the Classroom, For Admins
Fun Student Resource: The IXL Scavenger Hunt

Looking for a fun way to familiarize students with everything IXL has to offer? We have a new printable resource that will take them on an IXL scavenger hunt to learn the ins and outs of their Recommendations wall, the Continuous Diagnostic, and more!

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Coming to a City Near You: IXL Live

January 10, 2018

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In the Classroom, For Admins, IXL Insights
Coming to a City Near You: IXL Live

IXL Live is a hands-on workshop that covers all of IXL’s key components in an engaging and convenient half-day session.

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Fun and Educational Videos to Celebrate Winter

December 22, 2017

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At Home, In the Classroom
Fun and Educational Videos to Celebrate Winter

When the weather outside is frightful, it’s a great opportunity to get cozy with some videos that take a deep dive into the season. From arctic animals to the story behind the Christmas truce of WWI, these videos are great ways to make your winter extra entertaining and educational.

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Take a Step back in Time with New IXL Social Studies Skills!

Learn about the Neolithic Period, the ancient Silk Road, and more

December 13, 2017

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Take a Step back in Time with New IXL Social Studies Skills!

We’ve got some new social studies skills to brighten your holidays and help you ring in the new year! These skills focus on three main areas: world history, U.S. history, and economics. Topics include the Neolithic Period, the ancient Silk Road, Hinduism, the Articles of Confederation, Texas independence and annexation, natural resources, and costs and benefits. Read on for a preview of the new content and try out all the new skills on IXL!

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Holiday Self-Care for Teachers

November 28, 2017

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In the Classroom
Holiday Self-Care for Teachers

The holiday season is in full swing! But between juggling a busy school schedule and holiday duties at home, it can be hard to enjoy the most wonderful time of the year. To help you stay merry and stress-free, we’ve rounded up several ways you can take on the holiday season in stride. 

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A District-Wide Approach to Personalized Learning with IXL

A case study of Distinctive Schools in Chicago, Illinois, and Twin Cities, Minnesota

November 15, 2017

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In the Classroom, For Admins
A District-Wide Approach to Personalized Learning with IXL

Distinctive Schools, a network of charter schools in Chicago and the Twin Cities, faced a challenge when they implemented the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in 2012. They wanted to find tools that would support their diverse population of students and track progress towards new learning goals. The solution came in the form of IXL, which helped them transition to the CCSS while empowering teachers and meeting individual student needs.

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Calling all science lovers: new science skills available!

Plus, new language arts and Spanish skills

November 14, 2017

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Calling all science lovers: new science skills available!

We’ve just expanded our science offerings with a variety of new skills for elementary and middle school! This content places an emphasis on exploring science in the real world. Topics include ecology, genetics, engineering-design, chemical models, and more. Keep reading for a sampling of the new content, then try out these new skills on IXL!

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Top TED Talks for Teachers

November 13, 2017

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In the Classroom
Top TED Talks for Teachers

Need an extra dose of inspiration to get you to the new year, teachers? TED may just be the answer. A preeminent resource for thought-provoking talks on every topic under the sun, TED is also great for educators who need a pep talk, a new perspective, or even bite-size professional development. So hit play and let the world’s experts teach you a thing or two!

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IXL Math Powers over 150 Percent Growth on MAP Benchmark Assessment

A case study of Saint Lucas Lutheran School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

November 8, 2017

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In the Classroom, For Admins
IXL Math Powers over 150 Percent Growth on MAP Benchmark Assessment

Saint Lucas Lutheran School is a private K–8 school with a highly diverse student population that includes many families living in poverty as well as more traditional private school families. When Chris Luebke joined the staff in the fall of 2016, his middle school math students were all over the board in their mastery of grade level math skills. He brought in IXL Math to supplement his core curriculum and provide his students with individualized math instruction.

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Introducing ELA Recommendations!

There’s a new way to explore IXL

October 31, 2017

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Introducing ELA Recommendations!

IXL Recommendations are now available for language arts! Just like our math recommendations, this personalized feature suggests skills for students to learn in order to target their trouble spots, challenge themselves, and explore new topics. It’s a brand new way for students to explore our language arts offerings and take ownership of their learning—and we can’t wait for you to try it!

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