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Distance Learning with Bitmoji Classrooms

        Guest post by ExoLab-8 Astro_moji Mission Specialist Lisa Turney Students didn’t expect to see me as a cartoon character in a digital classroom. Yet with Bitmoji classroom, this technology tool has brought tremendous engagement despite a challenging year in education. While schools were shut down during the last part of the school year, I actually thrived on distance learning. Since I love bringing technology into the classroom, I began soaking up…

Kansas Teacher selected as the ExoLab-8 Astro_moji Mission Specialist

Kansas Teacher selected as the ExoLab-8 Astro_moji Mission Specialist

**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE** December 16, 2020 Linwood Elementary Teacher Lisa Turney will have her Bitmoji avatar launch to the International Space Station  (BERKELEY, California) – Magnitude.io CEO Ted Tagami announced today that Linwood Elementary Technology Teacher Lisa Turney from Linwood, Kansas will have her Bitmoji launch to the International Space Station with the ExoLab-8 mission. Tagami remarked, “Lisa Turney will serve as the ExoLab-8 Astro_moji Mission Specialist leading an extraordinary virtual field trip experience and…

Curiosity thrives in diverse kindergarten classrooms thanks to 3M Foundation grant

Curiosity thrives in diverse kindergarten classrooms thanks to 3M Foundation grant

Seventy students at Freeport and Polk Elementary in Freeport and Clute Texas are starting their space biology careers early ‒ in kindergarten. Brimming with questions and curiosity, they will be investigating how plants grow in space through the ExoLab-8 mission. Five Brazosport ISD teachers will be guiding these young minds during the mission to investigate how microgravity affects plants, thanks to the generosity of the 3M plant in Angleton, which selected this STEM project to…

Applications Open to Send a Bitmoji Teacher to Space

Teachers creating virtual classrooms for distance learning can now add the International Space Station to their slide decks with Bitmoji and the project-based ExoLab experience ** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ** BERKELEY, California (PRWEB) November 12, 2020 EdTech company Magnitude.io, Inc. announced today that its next mission to the International Space Station (ISS) will include a Bitmoji teacher as the central character connecting students in all educational settings to an experiment in microgravity for an exhilarating virtual…

Bitmoji in Space!

We are excited to announce a fun project that we did with Bitmoji and the ISS US National Laboratory for Teachers and Students. More poses will come out next week as will more details about how YOU might be able to get you Bitmoji into space on our next mission in February! Stay tuned…     ** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ** Toronto Canada For most teachers, the school year begins by creating an exciting and…

San Antonio students show off their work on WEX Foundation’s STEM day

Students in San Antonio worked in teams to construct their rovers and the balloon payload over multiple weekends, using the Magnitude.io CanSat to collect telemetry data and visualize them in real-time. Activities included the Lunar Caves remote vehicle, high-powered rocket, and high altitude balloon reaching about 100,000 ft. The WEX Foundation, LCATS provides a safe and engaging environment for these young learners to broaden their skills and curiosity. We need more of these ultimate STEM…

U.S. Department of Education launches national challenge to bring space missions to high school students

U.S. Department of Education launches national challenge to bring space missions to high school students

We’re proud to serve as a sponsor of CTE Mission: CubeSat, a national challenge from the U.S. Department of Education to build technical skills for careers in space and beyond. The Department invites high schools to bring space missions to students by designing and building CubeSat prototypes — in the classroom or at home. Investors predict that space will be the next trillion-dollar industry, and as missions in space continue to expand, so do the…

ExoLab in Hillsborough County, Florida

ExoLab in Hillsborough County, Florida

We, the Magnitude team, work hard every day to create the most extraordinary learning experience and connect students from around the world to run authentic research in Space together. It is already nice and encouraging to receive a Letter of Recommendation from teachers we work with. To Whom It May Concern, It is with great pleasure that I highly recommend the Magnitude.io ExoLab as a tool to enhance Science engagement in the classroom. I have…

Social Justice

Social Justice

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” - Nelson Mandela  Madison Park High School, Boston, 23 June 1990 We have one planet with a civilization woven of interdepencies. This interconnectedness is needed now more than ever. As a country we’re shouting, but not listening. Hearing, but not speaking. Let us be clear: Black Lives Matter. Today we are reaffirming our commitment to equal and equitable education for everyone....