Teacher Review For IXL - Math and English

Great for Basic Skills Review and Practice.

Elizabeth P.
Classroom teacher
Orchard Valley Middle School
Sewell, NJ
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My Grades 6, 7, 8
My Subjects English Language Arts, World Languages, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 4
Support 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Further application
Knowledge gain
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I have used this in a variety of ways. My students do sometimes use this as homework or individually during class on computers. Othertimes, we put it up on the projector for the whole class as a rapid review and students answer using white boards or student repsonse systems. Both ways give the students a lot of practice with the same skill. I really like that students can work on their own pace and that if they get it wrong an explanation is readily availalbe. Students can also win "awards" this way- which are nothing but virtual stickers- but they seem to like that and it motivates my younger ones.
My Take
Anything that gives my students practice with immediate feedback I feel is a real asset. Also, it is standards alligned which I find not only helpful to me as a teacher but to families as well. As a parent, I use it as a way to see the skills that my own children are working on and the kinds of questions that they are being exposed to. It also provides audio for each question for those students who struggle with reading. I find that refreshing. I would like to see them beef of their "rewards" section so that older children can get just as excited as younger ones.