There are lots of different ways that Magic Planet can deliver value in a school

  • At the beginning of a lesson, you can have the Magic Planet®, with kids all around it, playing professionally developed “theater-style” movies from organizations like NASA, the American Museum of Natural History and many others. It’s a great way to engage students with a topic!
  • During a lesson, the Magic Planet can be at the front of the classroom – automatically updating what’s displayed to match what you’re teaching. It’s easy and very effective!
  • After your lesson, students can split into groups and develop projects for the Magic Planet to help cement their learning.
  • When it’s not being used in the classroom, the Magic Planet can be in the library for enrichment. You can have any number of museum exhibits from prestigious organizations running on it. It’s like your students are going on a field trip to some of the best museums, science centers, and government organizations in the world – without ever leaving the school
  • The Magic Planet, easy to use

  • The Magic Planet is easy to use – especially for novices – as you run through your lesson using PowerPoint (or IWB software), the Magic Planet automatically updates what’s displayed to help explain your material.
  • As you gain confidence, you also can control the Magic Planet directly from an interactive whiteboard via your finger (or a mouse)
  • The Magic Planet also includes a remote control, so you can control it from anywhere in the classroom – you’re free to walk around and show each individual student what they need to see to understand.
  • You can also control the Magic Planet from a tablet, such as an iPad - the Magic Planet matches both your teaching style and student learning styles, whatever they may be.
  • It’s easy to incorporate the Magic Planet into your lessons

  • We’ve aggregated the world’s largest library of global content, so there’s lots of content from which to choose for use with your lesson
  • Adding content to your lesson is easy – it’s point and click: show the image, animation or movie on the Magic Planet; go to the corresponding slide in PowerPoint, and click “connect”. The next time you show the slide in presentation mode, the Magic Planet will automatically show the right content
  • You’re not limited to the content we’ve created or collected – you can find lots more on the Internet. We use the Internet standard for global imagery, so just do a normal image search. The choices are as boundless as your imagination.
  • If you want to create your own media for the Magic Planet, start from scratch or start with one that exists. Use your favorite drawing or animation tool – it’s easy. Our Premiere Software Package even offers ones designed for non-technical users. And for “professional spherical movie making” we have a plug-in for After Effects.
  • The Magic Planet delivers proven results

  • In a study of 1400 students for a year, the Magic Planet increased comprehension in post-lesson testing by an average of 16% across a broad range of topics
  • The Magic Planet also significantly increased class participation, collaboration on projects, desire to learn geography and more
  • The Magic Planet is also ideal for helping with the challenges of moving to new standards, such as the US Next Generation Science Standards – there’s a tremendous breadth of content that’s fits the approach perfectly