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

Example Tyto Online Storyline Implementation

We wanted to share a unified example of what it looks like to implement a Tyto Online Storyline within the classroom. We pride ourselves in the fact that Tyto Online is versatile enough to be useful in many different types of classroom settings (including remote, semi-remote, and homeschool!) but we also have our own ideas for

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

How Tyto Online Supports Girls in STEM

There’s a big problem in STEM, and it impacts half of the population. That problem is a lack of representation for and from women and girls in STEM fields. Women have long been under-represented in STEM-related career fields, and this lack of representation has a wide range of negative consequences. Because science has been a

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! 🙌 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

Accelerating Learning in ELA Through Science

In this final post on accelerating learning, I discuss how science instruction can strengthen learning in ELA.

Science Can Accelerate Math Learning

Part 2 of a 3-Part Series In Part 1 of this series, I discussed how deeper learning in science can accelerate learning in Mathematics and English Language Arts. This post digs deeper into the relationship between science and math. Let’s see how Tyto Online can strengthen math learning and combat learning loss. Side Note on