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
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!
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
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
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
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
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
In this final post on accelerating learning, I discuss how science instruction can strengthen learning in ELA.
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
One way to address the pandemic-caused learning loss in math and English Language Arts (ELA) is through deeper learning in science!