Teacher Review for IXL

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Bonnie N.
Technology coordinator
Deshler High School
Deshler, NE
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My Grades Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts, World Languages, English Language Learning, Health & Wellness
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Further application
Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
IXL has been fantastic for my classroom and my students. I have used it as a preview of material, a review of material they should know, a review for material that will be on the standards and as a supplement for material I have just taught in class. I have found that assigning 4-5 topics per week has been best. Each student then gets credit for a homework assignment for each topic, they have to have a smart score of 70 or better, OR spend 20 minutes practicing. I love that if they get an answer wrong, IXL shows them how to do the problem correctly
My Take
I am a true believer in this product. I had students MAPS scores increase by over 20 points in Math. We are talking about using it for interventions. I think they could improve by attaching and introduction video to each topic. I do have a student who has challenged herself to a 100 point smart score on every topic in her grade level. She achieved her goal in 6th grade and is working her way through 7th grade. Parents can even help because of the help if the problem was answered incorrectly. I love IXL.