Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Yeti?
Yeti Academy is a full STEM education platform for 3th-9th grade students. Yeti Academy will consist of Yeti Code, a single and multi player coding game and interactive, project based STEM modules that can be customized for any classroom. Each lesson is maticulously designed by a highly accredited curriculum designer with years of STEM classroom teaching experience.
What is STEM
STEM stands for Science Technology, Engineering, and Math
What Subjects does Yeti Academy Teach?
Yeti will offer the following courses. More courses will be available soon!
Yeti Code (Coding: Grades 3-12) Teaches students coding skills in a fun interactive Yeti snow mountain environment. Coding games can be played by single students or students can go head to head as multiplayer coding competitions.
Theme Parks (Google Suite: Grades 6-9) A technology-based curriculum where students learn to use Google Suite tools while building their very own theme park. Students work through each of the lessons and learn the tools they need to make it a (virtual) reality! From logo design to site visit planning, and creating e-portfolios, Theme Parks offers hands-on learning to help develop your students business, school related, and personal skills. This course features an intentional inclusion of digital citizenship topics.
Snowboard Shop (Google Suite: Grades 3-5) Sadie Shred is opening a snowboard shop called the “Backcountry Yeti” at the Black Diamond Peak ski resort. Students will help her launch a successful business and ride the chute past the competition! Students will learn and use Google Suite to help Sadie accomplish her tasks. Complete with in app video guidance.
Sports Med (Biology/Life Science: Grades 6-9) A technology-based introductory Biology/Life Science class based on NGS Standards. It provides a student-driven project and problem-based curriculum. The module is broken down into thirteen concepts, each with varying numbers of lessons. Each lesson page includes seven student modalities. The pacing of the module can easily be adapted based on the preferences of the classroom teacher and time restraints of the class and can be easily adapted to the teaching style of any classroom.
Custom Type (Keyboarding: Grades K-12) This easy to use typing course allows teachers to serve up custom typing lessons to their students. Yeti Type is a great way to reinforce critical keyboarding skills while serving up content that is relevant to your students’ current learning objectives.
Super DC (Digital Citizenship: Grades 3-5) Prepares your 3-5 students to be successful in this digital age with this curriculum that is aligned with ISTE standards. Digital citizenship concepts are brought to life with a series of exciting super hero videos with lessons to reinforce learning, and an illustrated scenario-based quiz
Sports PR Agency (Digital Citizenship: Grades 6-9) In the Sports PR Agency module, students will participate in individual and collaborative project and problem based activities, centered around digital influence topics and scenarios. “Working” in a virtual PR agency, students will manage athletes and help them to understand the impact and etiquette surrounding digital influence. Complete with introductory videos with real world teens offering instant identification and relatability for your students!
The Pizzeria (Computational Thinking: Grades 3-5) As students journey through each concept and lesson, they are considering different facets associated with operating Bigfoot’s Pinecone Pizzeria restaurant. “The Pizzeria” module is divided into four concepts, corresponding to the four elements of computational thinking: Decomposition, Pattern Recognition, Abstraction, Algorithmic Thinking.
Bike Shop (Computational Thinking: Grades 6-9) This module is divided into four concepts, corresponding to the four elements of computational thinking: Decomposition, Pattern Recognition, Abstraction, Algorithmic Thinking and utilizes a technology-based and student-driven curriculum where students practice computational thinking through a problem-based approach.
Module Builder (Grades K-12) “Yeti-fy” your own curriculum and serve it up with ease to your students with this handy module building tool that includes the option to use ready to go templates, gamification, and of course your module will have all the exciting in-app features that Yeti offers. Easy to follow instructions for both students and teachers.
Is Yeti Academy designed for the classroom or remote learning environment?
Both. Yeti Academy is an online program deisgned for the classroom and can be seamlessly integrated into a remote classroom environment or a hybrid version of both.
Is Yeti Free or Paid?
There will always be a freemium version of Yeti. You can upgrade to the premium version to get access to Yeti Code, all of the STEM modules, all of the teacher resources, and the additional features and benefits.
Can School Districts Use Yeti?
Yeti is available to schools at the present time. However, we plan to launch Yeti for school districts in January 2021.
What Teacher Resources are Supplied in Yeti Academy?
Yeti Academy has done all the work for teachers. It is packed full of teacher resources! Teachers are supplied with lesson plans, activities, slide shows, tests, and more that can be used in electronic format or printed. The extensive resources we have made available to teachers is what sets Yeti apart!
Can I Upload my own Content into Yeti?
Yes! In Yeti teachers will have the ability to add their own content into our various modules, including gamification modules, to serve up their custom lessons to their students in the classroom or remotely.
Will Yeti Have Reporting?
Yes, Yeti will include reporting features. Teachers can gauge student progress, see how much time students are spending on lessons, and show reports to parents.
What Are My Rostering Options?
There are several ways you can roster your Yeti classes. Students can be manually rostered one at a time, students can can roster via self-registration, you can upload a .csv file, or choose to use Google Classroom and Office 365. ClassLink and Clever rostering will be coming soon.
Is There Live Tech Support If I Need It?
Yes, the Yeti Success Team is here to help you M-F from 7:30am – 4:00 pm PST. Support will be available via in app chat and email.
Is Yeti Academy Aligned with ISTE Standards for Learning? Other Standards?
Yes. Yeti Academy’s modules are aligned with ISTE, NGSS, and Common Core State Standards. Most teacher resources define ISTE standards included in the lesson as well as science and engineering practices. Science modules like Sports Med also include the NGSS standards where applicable. The Common Core is a set of clear college- and career-ready standards for kindergarten through 12th grade in English language arts/literacy and mathematics. The standards are intended to ensure that all students have the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in college, career, and life upon graduation from high school, regardless of where they live. These standards are aligned to the expectations of colleges, workforce training programs, and employers.
Authors: National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, Council of Chief State School Officers Title: Common Core State Standards Publisher: National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington D.C. Copyright Date: 2010. http://www.corestandards.org/E…
Will the Free Version of Yeti Have Ads?
No, at this time Yeti’s free version will be completely ad-free.
How will Yeti Academy be rolled out?
Yeti will be launching late summer of 2020. For it’s initial soft launch, Yeti Academy Premium will be completely free for the first year for all Typing Agent subscribers. Yeti Academy Free and Paid versions will be available to other users in 2021. Yeti modules will be rolled out slowly and methodically so we can monitor and quickly address any bugs that may come up. Modules will be rolled out starting with Yeti Code and moving to others shortly thereafter until they are all released. Customer feedback will be very important and we look forward to working with our schools during the roll out.
Will Yeti have any special remote learning features?
Definitely! Yeti Academy will be launched with some pretty exciting features that will be very helpful for remote learning environments; they’ll be nice to have in-class as well. These features, many of which will be first to market, will take teacher and student and student to student communication to the next level!
How Long Can I Have Yeti for Free?
Yeti will always have a free version. Premium features will be fee based.
What Grades Does Yeti Serve?
Yeti is primarily designed for middle school students, grades 6-9. However, some modules may be applicable for early high school students. We will be adding modules for elementary students, starting with our Digital Citizenship 3-5 and Google Suites 3-5 module.
Is Yeti Designed For Traditional Classroom Instruction or Self-Directed Environments?
Both. Yeti is an online program designed for the classroom and can be seamlessly integrated into a remote classroom environment. It can also be used in student-directed settings.
Will Yeti Work with Classroom, Canvas, or Schoology?
Yeti currently works with Google Classroom we will be considering these other integrations based on need.
Do I Need to Load/Roster My Students into the Platform to Use the Yeti Modules?
Yes. There are many ways to add your students into Yeti Academy. Students can self-register, teachers can add students manually, upload via .csv file, or roster students using Google Classroom, and soon Clever and ClassLink.
How Do I Get Started? Are There Quick-Start Videos or Guides?
Yes. As we get close to launch time, we will have quick-start videos and printable guides for teachers.
Can Teachers Get PD Credit for Yeti Academy Training?
Yes, if your school or district recognizes it as such, it is possible for teachers to do an online training for Yeti Academy and receive PD Credit.
Will My Students Need Additional Materials or Supplies to Complete Assignments?
No additional instructional printed materials are needed. All printed materials relating to Yeti Academy, including detailed lesson plans and teacher notes, can be downloaded or viewed directly from the site.
Detailed lesson plans related to in-class lab experiments will note which student materials and teacher supplies are needed at the classroom level, including supplier ideas for supplies.