EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO SUCCESSFULLY INTEGRATE 3D DESIGN AND PRINTING IN YOUR K-8 CLASSROOM
Makers Empire makes innovative 3D solutions for schools, allowing K-8 teachers to integrate 3D design and printing into their teaching practice effectively and efficiently. Our complete 3D solutions include 3D software, high-quality teacher resources, professional development and training, and ongoing support; and can be bundled together with 3D printing hardware.
With Makers Empire, teachers can confidently harness the full potential of 3D design and printing to teach important STEM concepts, design thinking and 21st century learning skills.
1,900,000+ designs made with Makers Empire 3D
300,000+ engaged grade K-8 student designers
5,000+ Teachers Transforming Learning
World’s easiest to use 3D design software
Makers Empire helps unlock children’s natural drive to create, share and explore. Our intuitive and engaging software, ‘Makers Empire 3D,’ allows young students to transition from drawing in 2D to designing in 3D in minutes – no CAD or computer experience necessary!
“After having tried several softwares, I can say hands down that Makers Empire has been the easiest for my students in grades 3-5 to access and manipulate,”
– Christopher Burdman STEM Teacher
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Joseph P Tynan Elementary School, Boston, USA
INNOVATIVE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING
Makers Empire provides expert professional development and training for teachers to ensure a successful classroom experience. Our learning team has worked with thousands of teachers so we know how to help you effectively integrate 3D design and printing into your teaching practice.
“We appreciated that the Makers Empire trainers were dedicated educators, with former classroom teaching experience. They helped our teachers understand how to use the printers and program but most importantly how to thoughtfully integrate the application in the classroom,”
– Dr Andrew A Taylor Director of Technology
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Byram Hills Central School, New York, USA
HIGH QUALITY RESOURCES DEVELOPED BY TEACHERS
We’re committed to supporting teachers to achieve the full educational potential of 3D design and printing, so we’ve created high quality resources to help. Be inspired, guided and supported by over 130 curriculum-aligned lesson plans, step-by-step videos, school case studies, teacher interviews, thought leadership essays and 3D printing tips.
“The teacher resources were comprehensive and supported the easy implementation of the lesson,”
– Rene Wavell Assistant Principal
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North Adelaide Primary School, AUSTRALIA
EXPERT GUIDANCE AND UNRIVALLED SUPPORT
You shouldn’t need to be a tech expert to be able to utilise 3D design and printing in the classroom successfully. Our friendly support team provides ongoing and timely support whenever you need it so you can get back to doing what you do best – teaching!
“Thanks… really appreciate your time. I’m now looking forward to getting the kids stuck in to some serious design projects!”
– Joe Grabin 3rd Grade Teacher
North Melbourne Primary School, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
MAKES STEM SUBJECTS ENGAGING AND FUN
Children who enjoy STEM subjects during their early schooling years are more likely to study STEM subjects in high school. This provides a pathway to higher education study and a career in a STEM related field. With an acute shortage of women in STEM jobs, 3D design and printing is a great way to get more girls interested in STEM.
“Before, my students were limited in their STEM applications and designs… Now each student… can work at their pace which is meeting them on their individual need. Through this, my after school STEM club has gained interest to where students had to be put on a waiting list. Students have discussed participating in STEM clubs in middle school and high school as well as more interest in engineering type careers,”
– Casey Corn STEM Teacher
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Chesnee Elementary School, South Carolina, USA
HELP STUDENTS DEVELOP DESIGN THINKING SKILLS
Makers Empire provides a critical link between the unlimited creativity of the virtual world and the practical limits of the real world. Students are empowered to follow the design process from identifying needs and opportunities right through to developing an evaluation of products to solve real world problems.
“Our students were so engaged and excited about solving a real world problem… The fact that they could see they could help someone through their own design meant their learning was authentic and valued,”
– Bianca Laister Deputy Principal
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Birdwood Primary School, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
RECOMMENDED BY EDUCATORS
Makers Empire is recommended by distinguished school leaders, K-8 classroom teachers, specialist teachers, technology integration consultants, education reporters and 3D printing experts. So you know you’re in good hands.
“It’s a challenge to find a tool that can engage students as they learn difficult concepts, but with lessons on spatial reasoning, engineering, literature, and ancient civilizations, Makers Empire provides a platform that teachers can use to promote content knowledge, technical skills, soft skills, and prepare students for challenges in and out of school,”
– Marianne Rogowski, Media Specialist
Common Sense Education
RECOGNISED BY EXPERTS
Makers Empire’s pioneering efforts in education have been recognised with prestigious industry awards, research and teaching partnerships with leading universities and endorsement from technology experts. Moreover, Makers Empire is endorsed to provide NESA accredited professional development for teachers accredited at Proficient Teacher accreditation.
“The learning outcomes, engagement and excitement generated within the school community in their first few classes is both impressive and infectious and educators can immediately see the significant benefits of their investment.”
– IMS Global’s Learning Impact Report, 2015