Instructional Routines for Tyto Online

We have created some routines to help you implement Tyto Online. You probably use routines in your daily life as well as your instruction. Routines make our lives a little easier because they are predictable and dependable. Being able to anticipate tasks and events promotes a feeling of safety for children. This is especially important

Press Release: STEM Gaming Microgrants

Immersed Games Launches STEM Gaming Microgrants to Support Student Engagement during COVID19 5,000 student licenses for the STEM educational game Tyto Online will be distributed to U.S. middle school teachers to support STEM teaching during COVID19. Buffalo, New York – November 17, 2020 – EdTech startup Immersed Games today launched STEM Gaming Microgrants to support

New Pandemic Storyline, Improved Character Customization, and more!

We’re going to go live with a new update Friday, October 16th. We will update this post + email + post to social media when it goes live. If you play on the web browser, it will automatically take place. If you use one of our installed applications, please note you will need get updates

Building Relationships with Students When Teaching Remotely

*A version of this blog post is also published on the Tyto Professional Learning Community on Mighty Network. With the new school year quickly approaching, I thought I’d share some ideas on how to build relationships remotely. I recently had to think about this with a Virtual STEM Summer Camp I ran. I think we

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

Anti-Racist Ways to Teach Science

In response to the outcry about systematic racism and police violence against black people in our nation today, many educators are wondering what they can do in their classrooms to create a more just society. This list of suggestions is by no means comprehensive, but does contain actions that can be taken by all science

Pressing Flowers

Flower pressing is a very old activity practiced by countless artists, scientists, and plant enthusiasts over the centuries. When properly cared for, a pressed flower can last for a very long time–some museums have pressed flower specimens that are centuries old! Plant specimens are everywhere! Flower pressing works just as well (or better!) with leaves

International Scavenger Hunt

Traveling is off the table for most of us right now, unfortunately. For anyone suffering from cabin fever, this is an activity for you! All you need is Google! Your goal is to go sight-seeing all around the world. This activity takes advantage of Google’s Street View feature, available for many parts of the world.

Make Your Own Biodex

Activity Directions Biodex Field Researcher In Tyto Online, students always have access to a biodex, which can give them all sorts of information on the various plants and animals that live in Espeth’s biodomes. In this activity, you’ll be observing your environment, using your research skills, and creating your very own with information on the