Anyone here use IXL?

Discussion in 'General Education' started by catnfiddle, Feb 7, 2024.

  1. catnfiddle

    catnfiddle Moderator

    May 8, 2008
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    I just got some licenses to use this program as a supplement for skill drills (YAY), but I'm not sure how to set up the lessons or quizzes (BOO). Anyone here know of basic ways to set up tasks for students based on their academic needs?
  3. miss-m

    miss-m Groupie

    Oct 25, 2014
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    The easiest way is to have kids do the diagnostic and then practice the skills it recommends based on that. There are also curriculum-aligned skill plans that can be useful, but I’ve found those still require some perusing to find the best fit skills to focus on.

    My kids seem to enjoy it, but it’s definitely better for review and practice of previously learned skills than new learning. The videos and lessons are ok, but they can be very text heavy and high-level.

    I do a mix of diagnostic-recommended skills and specific skills based on what we’re learning in class since the skill codes are pretty easy to find and refer kids to. I usually just write a list on the board of a few skills for them to work on, and their goal is usually to get to 80 or higher. Fact fluency skill builders they have to get to 100, but they’re not time based so I’m not sure how much those really help with recall.
  4. readingrules12

    readingrules12 Aficionado

    Jul 3, 2010
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    Feb 7, 2024

    I use IXL with my students. It is best for practice of skills learned or you can personalize tests that you give. One of the strengths of the program is that it is easy to use. If it isn't for you, the IXL help people usually are very helpful. Best to find out who your contact person is and email that person with your question. Then give her some times for him/her to call you. Also, there are online videos as well.

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