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

October 18th Update

Based on some initial feedback from educators, we decided to put out a mid-semester update that mainly focuses on some usability improvements and bug fixes.  We will be going live the evening of Friday, October 18th with this update. Our goal is to do few updates as we don’t want to interrupt the flow of

Fall 2019 Update

In one week, we’ll be launching our massive Fall 2019 update — then schools can start downloading/deploying to devices and getting ready for using it this school year!  We wanted to give a preview of what’s coming, so educators can start their planning! Weather & Climate Module Four New Storylines We have completely redesigned our

Phase II Award for National Science Foundation Grant for a Group STEM Challenge

You may remember back in December 2017 when we announced our National Science Foundation Phase I grant to build out a group STEM challenge experience onto Tyto Online — here’s the blog post. We’re excited to announce that we have now been awarded a Phase II to continue that work!  The full press release is

Dept. of Education Grant Phase I Update!

Our Phase I work for the SBIR Institute of Education Sciences, Department of Education Phase I grant has been completed, and Phase II application has been submitted. To celebrate, we wanted to share a video summary of what we did!  A larger report of the results of the pilot will be coming soon.   The