End of the Year IXL Fun

End of the Year IXL Fun

June 8, 2013|Posted in: IXL Integration

So, the end of the year has come, and my students have worked hard…*real* hard on all of the Oregon Core Skills via IXL. Each week during our lab time, and for homework nightly, students have put in a lot of time and energy on the hundreds of skills on the site.

Today, was a day of celebration. No the class didn’t meet the 80% mark in each of the 5 standards strand, but they did amazingly given the transition to the core standards and the fact we’re in a blend, which is its own set of issues.

I setup a quick account for myself, and we entered the computer lab for the final time. And we had a blast. I announced that we would be having the 2nd annual IXL Challenge. For 30 minutes the students would hop on IXL, click on…1st grade skills, and go as fast as they possibly could versus…me.

Needless to say, in 29 minutes, 32 students pulls off 12,000 IXL points. It was amazing, fun, and a great way to celebrate the end of all our hard work. Plus…it’s eye opening for all of them to see how far they have come. From addition then, to multiplication and reducing fractions now.