Teacher Review For IXL

Great - if there's an incentive

Maria W.
Media specialist/librarian
Masters Elementary School
Omaha, NE
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts
My Rating 2
Learning Scores
Engagement 2
Pedagogy 2
Support 2
My Students Liked It No
My Students Learned No
I Would Recommend It No
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Practice
Great with General
How I Use It
Students get bored with the skill-and-drill format rather quickly. Making it into a game will help. I do a Math Marathon with it. For every 60 minutes on iXL, they get a certificate for a slice of pizza. My fourth grade teachers use it in an Olympic-type format, practicing different skills at a time. She too offers an incentive to participate.
My Take
Students get bored quickly! I only use it because my principal requires that I do.