New Student Dashboard + Other Improvements!

This update is starting at 7 PM ET, so expect to see the changes Saturday, July 2nd, and onward! Student Dashboard + Loading Improvements The student dashboard has been totally revamped with access to resources, and most importantly: should save 1-2 minutes of load time to get students into learning activities faster! πŸ™Œ To get

Black History Month & Contest!

This February, we wanted to do something big to celebrate Black History Month. We decided to create a new Black History exhibit at the Mai Art Museum (in the Marketplace section of the Student District)! The art museum has been fully re-decorated with 50 art installations, each honoring a history-making Black figure from around the

2021 Year in Review!

Our 2021 “Year in Review” is up! A few key highlights: We reached 4.3x more students than the year prior Launched our HTML5 browser version Added new critical team members Received grants and fundraising so we’re ready to grow even more in 2022!

Winter 2021 Update

Updated Cells Introduction Storyline We have updated our old ‘Outbreak’ storyline (now called ‘The Outbreak’) to be more interactive and to provide more in-depth learning. The old storyline will be left up for another week in case you have already started it but haven’t finished. Celebrating Diversity We have added hijabs to the game as

Tyto Online selected as a Solver Team for Equitable Classrooms Challenge during MIT Solve Challenge Finals 2021

We are thrilled to announce that Tyto Online has been selected as a Solver Team via the MIT Solve’s Global Challenges competition. Each year, MIT Solve launches a number of Global Challenges to tackle some of the most pressing challenges around the year. This year, one of those focuses was on Equitable Classrooms, asking innovators

Fall 2021 Update: Faster Load Speeds + Many Interface Improvements!

Much faster Browser Load Speeds! We have worked hard on optimizing the loading speed, and we’re now seeing around 50% faster initial load speeds. So for example, on a Chromebook (Lenovo N23) that is four years old, we went from a 5-5.5 minute loading time to 2.5-3 minutes! We’ve also improved how Tyto Online handles

Supporting our LGBTQ+ Community

In recognition of Pride Month during June, we wanted to explain the ways we’ve incorporated LGBTQ+ inclusion into the design of Tyto Online. Inclusive Character Customization Unlike many kids’ games, we don’t have students pick a binary “male” or “female” when they create their character. They simply choose from many body types which could be

Tyto Online Featured in the ED Games Expo ’21

We’re excited to share that we’re participating in the 8th Annual ED Games Expo (All-Virtual), which is taking place June 1st through 5th. The Expo showcases game-changing innovations in education technology that were developed through more than 40 programs at ED and across government. As part of the Expo, we’re also debuting a new trailer

Emotes, Content Updates, & Bug Fixes

Added: Emote Buttons! πŸ™Œ We haven’t been able to add chat back since the HTML5 release, BUT we decided to go ahead and release the large library and emotes our art team has been building up! So starting now, click the “emote” button on the bottom left and you can type to search or skim

New Browser Version πŸ”₯πŸ’―πŸ™Œ + Even More Updates!

This new update is going live Friday (January 22, 2021) in the evening (after West Coast schools are out to not disrupt teachers). Remember, a new update means that if your students play on an installed version (Windows/Google Play on Chromebooks), they will have to download the update before they can play next. If you