Beestar or IXL

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  1. Wisher

    Wisher New Member

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    Hello, if any of the kind and knowledgeable teachers around here are familiar with the IXL or Beestar site, I would appreciate any advice about joining or not.
     
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    You can do a 30 day free trial of ixl before joining. Maybe Beestar has the same offer. I'd try it before paying so much money for a class license.
     
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    What are you trying to get out of the services? Between the maternity leave position I was in, and now, I have used IXL extensively, but it really depends on what you're looking for that would determine whether or not you'd want to use and pay for it.
     
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    Beestar v IXL

    I teach at an after-school program and have used both websites for my students. IXL was a very straight forward drill practice website. The timer on the side tended to increase my student's stress level. It was helpful for my students that needed more practice on timing themselves, but I saw better outcomes from my students by using Beestar. My students had higher levels of confidence and enjoyed learning math more. With IXL they started to resent it (to them it felt similar to Kumon) and thought math was an awful subject. I also like the fact that Beestar was free of charge, so I'm hoping to find another website for these drill practices.
     
  6. Rabbitt

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    I use MobyMax too.
     
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    I am a teacher assistant, and my child enjoys Beestar's programs. My child is enrolled in Social Studies, and Language Arts program. As a new immigrant, my child struggled in finding the main idea of a story and summarizing text. Beestar's weekly exercises facillitate him to absorb the ideas week by week. Now, after practicing for three months, he is able to identify the main idea and summarizing text with 85% accuracy. Since I was not raised in the U.S., I had a hard time in explaining US history to my child. Fortunately, Beestar’s Social Studies exercises helped him in grasping the knowledge that his teacher taught in school.
     
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  8. Teacher234

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    I have never heard of Beestar.. So, I think that IXL is a good option. It basically is online learning.
    While IXL requires a subscription that is rather expensive, I found a backdoor into getting a free account.
     
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    We like Beestar, easy to use, great resource.
     
  10. gr3teacher

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    I'd never pay for IXL myself, but whenever parents ask for resources, it's one I always throw out (among other cheaper options). I've never heard of Beestar, so I can't comment on that.
     

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