EVERYTHING SCHOOLS NEED TO SUCCESSFULLY DEVELOP K-8 STUDENTS’ DESIGN THINKING SKILLS & IMPLEMENT MAKER PEDAGOGY
Makers Empire makes pioneering 3D solutions for schools, enabling effective and efficient coverage of Design and Technologies curriculum and STEM learning areas. Our complete 3D solutions include 3D software, a teacher’s dashboard for easy class management, accredited professional development and curriculum on maker pedagogy and Design Thinking, and ongoing support, and can be packaged with 3D printing hardware.
2,000,000+ designs made with Makers Empire 3D
300,000+ engaged K-8 student designers
6,000+ Teachers transforming learning
World’s easiest to use 3D design software
With Makers Empire 3D, K-8 students can start designing in 3D in minutes – no CAD or computing experience necessary! Our intuitive software rewards your students’ efforts to create, share and explore. Plus, learning with Makers Empire can be adapted to suit each student’s abilities and interests so it’s fun and engaging for all.
“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
TEACHER DASHBOARD FOR EASY CLASS MANAGEMENT
The Teacher’s Dashboard makes managing multiple students and classes a breeze! View, comment on and download students’ designs for 3D printing. Increase your knowledge and understanding of Design Thinking and maker pedagogy in the comprehensive professional development section. Search and download 130+ lesson plans by grade, subject and theme.
“We loved the Teacher (Dashboard) with its support, ideas and integration of the Australian Curriculum,”
Stephen Corcoran, Director of Digital Learning
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St Stephen’s School, AUSTRALIA
Accredited professional development and innovative curriculum
Makers Empire provides expert professional development and curriculum for teachers to ensure success. Our 2 hour on-demand video series is available to every teacher at your school; and is designed to increase your knowledge and understanding of maker pedagogy and Design Thinking, helping you become a confident teacher of 3D design and 3D printing. Choose a suitable lesson plan for your students from over 130+ lesson plans aligned to the Australian Curriculum, American Common Core standards, ISTE Standards for Educators and Next Generation Science Standards.
“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
HELP STUDENTS DEVELOP DESIGN THINKING SKILLS
Cover Design and Technologies Curriculum with Makers Empire, which 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 creating, prototyping, testing and refining the design of solutions 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
MAKE STEM SUBJECTS ENGAGING AND FUN
Teaching STEM subjects using 3D design and printing is a great way to encourage a love of STEM in younger students. This is important because K-8 students who enjoy STEM are more likely to study STEM subjects in senior high school. This provides a pathway to higher education study and a future career in a STEM field. Teaching STEM with 3D design and 3D printing can also help to address the ongoing shortage of women in STEM – learn more below.
“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
Teaching STEM/STEAM with Makers Empire
Encouraging girls to develop a love of STEM
Chesnee Elementary School, South Carolina, USA
RECOMMENDED BY TEACHERS & EDTECH EXPERTS
Makers Empire is recommended by distinguished educators, specialist teachers, technology integration consultants, education reporters and 3D printing specialists. Plus, Makers Empire’s Learning by Design course is endorsed by the NSW Education Standards Authority so NSW teachers can do the course to meet annual Proficient Teacher accreditation requirements.
“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 WITH AWARDS & PARTNERSHIPS
Our pioneering work has been recognised with prestigious education and technology awards, research and teaching partnerships with leading universities and endorsement from technology experts. We’re excited to be working at the forefront of Design Thinking and maker pedagogy in schools using 3D design and 3D printing.
“We feel so grateful and humbled to have this kind of international acknowledgement of the work we’re doing,”
Jon Soong, CEO