Announcing the NGSS MicroGrant Award Winners!

Today we announce the winners of the 2020 NGSS MicroGrant program. Out of the more than 50 compelling submissions, we chose four applicants from each region of the United States. These organizations were selected to receive licenses of Tyto Online, the award-winning science simulation which empowers learners to engage in deeper learning, solving authentic problems

Upcoming Improvements to Tyto Online

Here’s a preview of improvements that will be coming to Tyto Online over the summer and for the fall semester, based on student and teacher feedback on what we can do to make Tyto Online better for your play and learning. We will put out more complete descriptions of how to use some of these

New Teacher Calendar & Student Account Creation Improvements

Assignment Calendar We’re excited to introduce a brand-new Calendar page as an easier way to keep track of your assignments that have not yet been completed by students. View it in the Teacher Dashboard. Visual Organization Each assignment will show up as a tag on the calendar, visualizing the order, type, and frequency of your

Spring 2020 Update

Hello, everyone! We keep our large updates between semesters, but we have some great improvements ready and since most people are learning from home — and we have a LOT more people signing up right now — we wanted to go ahead and get these live! So, welcome to our mid-semester Spring update! Here’s what’s

Our Plan for Supporting Remote Teaching

First, we hope that you stay safe and healthy during this pandemic. Please take care of yourselves, your families, and community.  We know this is a very difficult time for many people in communities impacted by the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. Our team’s goal is to support the educators and family of students during this time,

Webinar 3/16 3 PM EST!

We are running a webinar this afternoon with the amazing team at EdWeb. Supporting Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Learning with Video Games Monday, March 16, 2020 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm EDT If you missed it, a recording will be available. Get a CE Certificate for this edWebinar Learn more Sign up here: https://home.edweb.net/webinar/science20200316/ How can video

Using Tyto Online during Covid-19

We know many districts are asking teachers to prepare for remote teaching with very little notice, and teachers are scrambling for activities that are going to engage students remotely and provide good experiences for stressed-out students. We can help as a product with an active, hands-on pedagogy that can be used fully digitally. Also, most of

Using a Summary Table for Storyline Progression

Our pre-built Storylines in Tyto Online give you an out-of-the-box way to have students explore an anchoring phenomenon or driving question as they build knowledge. However, debriefing with your students is an important part of the learning process: they shouldn’t only be playing the game, but also having conversations with their peers and the teacher

Scaffolding your Students’ Skills in Engaging in Argument from Evidence

One of teachers’ favorite parts of Tyto Online is our Argument Builder, which we use both to help students engage in argument from evidence, and to construct explanations from evidence, two of the Science & Engineering Practices in the Next Generation Science Standards. As a review, here is how our Argument Builder works: students have

Winter 2019 Update

We are now live with our scheduled Winter 2019 update.  Keep in mind this means you will need to download an update before you use Tyto Online next time you use it, or in the new year.  If you use Chromebooks, this will be similar to when you originally downloaded the game. If you are