How I Use It
I use this program as a further application tool in my classroom. I would find the skill that my class was learning or had learned and assign the lesson to the students. They would log on and complete the skill. I would monitor their progression (stated on the side of their screen). If the student was struggling, I would have an intervention and slight re-teach one-on-one with the student. I also like how the program explains the correct answer if the student answers the problem incorrectly. Also, for low readers, the IXL program can read the problem and answers to the students. The students find it very fun and engaging. There are rewards at the end of each lesson when mastered.
My overall opinion of IXL is that it a great tool to utilize in your classroom! It is a great additive to any classroom when used properly. Teachers can just let the kids log on and let the students do any skill, teacher should tell the student which still to do.