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Tinybop launches Tinybop Schools

The educational app-makers have this month released their web-based interactive STEM programmes for the classroom

Posted by Charley Rogers | September 23, 2017 | Product news

Tinybop, Inc., makers of award-winning educational apps loved by millions of kids around the world, has launched Tinybop Schools — web-based interactive STEM for the classroom —  to make science more accessible to young students, on any computer or device.

Tinybop Schools helps teachers present complex science topics with curriculum-aligned, interactive STEM models developed to support inquiry-based learning.

Suitable for Early Years and Key Stage 1 learning, Tinybop Schools teaches science literacy through exploration and discovery in interactive STEM models. The models cover a broad range of topics: anatomy in The Human Body, zoology in Mammals, geography in Homes, physics in Simple Machines, geology in The Earth, meteorology in Weather, engineering in Skyscrapers, and astronomy in Space. 

In each model, students can observe, explore, and test real-world systems, such as the water cycle in Weather, forces and movement in Simple Machines, and the solar system in Space. As they explore, students can grasp concepts that are often intangible in a classroom setting. 

Simulations in each interactive model also show students things they wouldn’t otherwise be able to see. For example, in The Human Body, students learn how the skeletal system supports the body as they remove bones and reassemble the skeleton to learn how and where all our bones fit together. In Skyscrapers, students can test structures during high winds and earthquakes and observe how buildings are designed to move, while also keeping people safe and secure. Each model is full of interactions and simulations for students to observe, explore, test, and learn. 

Rather than listening to a lecture about beating hearts, tornados, or earthquakes, kids can experiment with them to understand the invisible forces that shape our world — an experience teachers and students describe as magical. - Raul Gutierrez, CEO, Tinybop

Tinybop Schools provides teachers with data-driven accountability to track student’s progress. Metrics are designed with teacher's needs in mind and Tinybop sought teacher input and feedback at every stage of development. Tinybop Schools also offers supplementary information for teachers and informative prompts to guide students to discover important curriculum-based learnings as they interact with each model.

Tinybop’s educational iOS and Android apps are already used independently by thousands of teachers around the world. A web-based platform, Tinybop Schools enables teachers and educators to use the company’s interactive models in the classroom, on any desktop computer or device that is connected to the internet.

Tinybop’s founder and CEO Raul Gutierrez explains: “Teachers have long been Tinybop’s most passionate advocates because the interactive STEM models in our apps engage students and bring classrooms to life. But, we knew teachers were limited because the apps were only available for iOS and Android devices. Now, with Tinybop Schools, teachers everywhere can bring Tinybop’s popular interactive STEM models into their classrooms — on the web, on any devices or computers. Tinybop Schools is a web-based platform that elegantly packages the models Tinybop is known for with learning guides, printables, and guiding questions. Rather than listening to a lecture about beating hearts, tornados, or earthquakes, kids can experiment with them to understand the invisible forces that shape our world — an experience teachers and students describe as magical.”

Tinybop Schools is available to schools through an annual subscription. To integrate Tinybop Schools into their classrooms easily, teachers will have access to set-up and onboarding support throughout the year for an additional one-time fee. 

Further information is available at https://schools.tinybop.com​.  

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