Do you want help introducing a tech tool to your students?
Aidan, Kris & myself are more than happy to help introduce tech (remote, or IRL) to your class. We can also spend time, or an entire Digital Essentials class period helping your students, or supplementing an existing project in your curriculum!
If it makes sense for one of us to come in more than other (ex: Do you want Kris' database, or Sora expertise? Aidan's website building skills?) We can come into your class even if we don't regularly teach Digital Essentials in that grade.
Just let us know as a team in advance, & we will work out the logistics.
We are also as excited as you are to help in a more significant way with interdisciplinary projects. Let's collaborate!
The following video shows you how to:
1 Once you have signed into IXL, Click Roster next to your profile name
2 Click Import students
3 Click Sync with Google Classroom
4 Select the class you wish to import to IXL
5 Scroll up and click Confirm students
6 Click Return to roster when the sync is complete
7 Recommended: Manually change student passwords right away, to something students will remember more easily
Since IXL does not use Google Sign-on, students will need to know their passwords in case they get logged out. It is ok to change all of the passwords to the same thing.
To change the password manually, just type inside the Password box & Click Save
9 Option 1: Share usernames & passwords by Clicking Print student username and password cards
10 Choose the card type, and press Print
Option 2: Share usernames & passwords via the student's BC email (automatically added when you imported from Classroom). Click Email each student their username and password.
12 Click Send
13 Click Continue after the email has been sent
The Quick sign-in for iPad and iPhone generates a QR code for logging in.
This is a 3rd option for students to log into IXL. The card will have to be printed, and students will scan the code from their device.
1 Click Learning from your IXL dashboard
2 Click on the subject you would like to see IXL skills for
3 Click Grades to see skills by grade
4 Click the grade you would like to see IXL skills for
5 Click on the skill that you would like to share with your students (you can preview the exercise first)
Each exercise has a "Short Code", which is 3 alpha-numeric digits next to the skill "title."
One way of assigning exercises is to share this short code with students, who can enter it in their IXL search bar to pull it up directly.
7 If you would like to share the skill exercise on Google Classroom, Hover over share skill
8 Click the small Classroom icon
9 You can then create an assignment for your whole class, that links directly to the IXL exercise
10 You can also view IXL skills by Topic, instead of by grade Click Topics to see skills by Topic.
11 Click the Topic you would like to see Skills for
A second way of sharing a skill with your class is by "Suggesting a skill."
If you suggest a skill, students will not be notified via Classroom, but they will see all of their suggested skills when they log into IXL.
13 To suggest a specific skill, Hover over the star next to the skill
14 Then, Click on the class, or individual students you would like to suggest the skill to
(Under construction! If you have any examples of IXL being used in your teaching practice - such as in Google Classroom posts, send them my way!)