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

Beta 1.1 Update: Usability Improvements with Mechanic Updates

Hello!  It’s been a while since we’ve gone live with an update, since we’ve been holding back for a more regular, larger update cycle to fit with school technology needs better. We’ve also been working on some work with grants that is not ready to go live yet, like a brand new MASSIVE Sandbox, so

Tyto Online named a 2018 Top Pick for Learning by Common Sense Education

We’re happy to announce that Tyto Online has been named a “Top Pick for Learning” for 2018 by Common Sense Education based on our 4-star product review.   Read the full review here! Common Sense Education’s team of experts and reviewers include leaders in edtech, scholars in child development and learning, instructional designers, K–12 subject-area

Our Largest Update Yet: School 1.0 Beta

We’ve been working on a huge number of changes over the last months, getting ready for the 2018-2019 School Year, with the launch we’ve dubbed “School 1.0. Beta”  We are excited today to announce this new launch, and it comes with a lot of new features. First, after many requests, we are now available on Chromebooks! We

Supporting your NGSS instruction with Tyto Online

We’re doing our first webinars, coming up in early August!  Attend one of three session options on Supporting your NGSS instruction with Tyto Online.   OBJECTIVE This session will provide a strong background for educators in how they can use the educational science game Tyto Online to support their instructional goals, especially within a Next Generation Science

Department of Education/IES Grant for Earth & Space Science

We’re realizing it’s about time we made this announcement official!  The Department of Education / Institute for Education Sciences (IES) has awarded us a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant for expanding Tyto Online beyond life science — into Earth & Space Science!  See the official award here.

Alpha 42: Spring is now in Espeth!

Hello, everyone! Today, for Alpha 42’s update: We went back to our non-winter Student District as Spring is now here in Espeth! When you’re first introduced to the H.E.L.O., Dr. Sandrine now tells you about the Weekly Challenges available on the table next to her. In the H.E.L.O., you can now use your Research Points