Students engage with inquiry by starting with scientific phenomena that they need to figure out, or problems they need to solve. For example, in one Storyline they observe ants who have been infected with the cordyceps fungus (the “zombie”-like fungus that has inspired many pop culture stories)!
We’re built for three-dimensional learning. By engaging in our content, students use Science & Engineering Practices (like analyzing data), thinking through the lenses of Crosscutting Concepts (like cause and effect), in order to figure out content areas (like ecosystem change & stability).
Our content is designed as scaffolded Storylines that start with anchoring phenomena and build to understanding. We help your science teachers incorporate the new engineering standards, since many of these Storylines include them, having students make recommendations to solve problems and evaluate competing design solutions.
Research is the base of everything we do: from our pedagogical approach to how we iterate on our product’s design.
Our approach is based on key research about strategies that sustain the STEM interest of marginalized students.
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Assessment data is gathered naturally as students play, and is collected to measure performance towards standards. Students who are struggling are highlighted to help teachers personalize instruction.
Tyto Online comes with a complete set of Teacher Guides and supplemental activities, like the Summary Table (right) that students use to track their learning.View Sample Teacher Guide
We don't believe in "one and done" PD. Your teachers need more support between new games and new standards. So we set up an ongoing online course and community to provide a stellar level of support.Learn more about our PD
"I used the Ecology module with my students during our online learning. It was great in that it challenged them to continuously problem solve over time."
"It was great to see that it gave the kids experiences more closely related to the real world instead of a simulation that magically works itself out. Kids collapsed their entire ecosystem section and then had to figure out what caused this and how to try again."
“It’s tragic you can't hear the happy chatter right now when they are all building and seeing it all come together!!"
"The conversations were spot on ie ‘Oh NO! The ferns are being invasive, I need to add something that will eat them and control them.’”
The folks at Tyto Online are doing some 🤯 (mindblowing) work with Game-Based Learning and Next Generation Science Standards. Thanks Lindsey for all of the amazing support for our students and staff. #edtechLSC
“We were blessed to discover Tyto Online at just the right time. Not only did it support distance learners, but it perfectly connects to our curriculum. We have been making connections to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and including more Culturally-Responsive Teaching. In particular, learning about an epidemic during a pandemic in a safe and supportive environment was amazing.
My gender fluid students embraced the ability to create an avatar that reflected themselves. As a teacher, I loved that the motivation of an actual RPG with scientific principles accomplished all of these goals. The team at Immersed Games has been exceptionally responsive with outstanding teacher resources.”