Benefits of a Makers Empire Subscription for Schools
If you’re an educator at a primary, elementary or middle school, you’ll know that products for individuals aren’t always suitable for schools.
First, there is the simple logistics of managing the work of a class or classes of students that can make life challenging. Simple things like logging in the software or managing the designs of students can be time-consuming. Then it’s a matter of finding tools that are age-appropriate so students don’t become frustrated and disengaged.
Finally, teachers also need an appropriate amount of teaching resources, professional development, training and support so they can efficiently and effectively integrate Design Thinking, maker pedagogy, and 3D technology into their teaching practice. We strongly believe that teachers shouldn’t have to be experts to use 3D technology in the classroom!
“I have worked with several design software but Makers Empire is the easiest to use… One of the best things students learned is that it is okay to not get the “right” answer the first time, or second time. Students know that “failing” is part of the design process and problem solving,”
Casey Corn, STEM Teacher
Chesnee Elementary School, USA
The Makers Empire Difference
We realised early on that successful 3D printing programs for schools wasn’t just about having a 3D printer and easy to use 3D modeling software. If teachers didn’t have access to the tools, resources and support they needed to become confident teachers of 3D technology, they were unlikely to achieve the full benefit that could be gained from this kind of learning.
So we found experienced classroom teachers that could help us design a program with everything educators need to become confident teachers of Design Thinking, 3D design and 3D printing.
We are committed to helping K-8 educators successfully teach Design Thinking, STEM learning areas and 21st-century learning skills with 3D design and 3D printing. Our School Subscription contains everything you need to effectively and efficiently integrate Design Thinking and maker pedagogy into your everyday teaching practice.
“The curriculum has been great and it even fits into the objectives that I am currently teaching… When we first started using the curriculum I thought it was going to be a huge task getting my students to learn this. But instead of teaching, I have become a facilitator. They have really taken off and are helping each other solve problems. When we end our day I may about 20 designs that were created, but when we start the next day I see that number increase to about 50. They are even designing at home,”
Irene Barry-Philord, Teacher, Eneida M. Hartner Elementary
Miami, Florida, USA
Benefits of a School Subscription
Makers Empire 3D software
The world's easiest to use 3D modelling software. Designed for K-8 students. Works on all computers and devices.
App updates and software support
We regularly release app updates. Have a problem? Check out detailed FAQS in our Knowledgebase or use our Live Chat to speak to our tech team.
Can download 3D designs
Designs can be downloaded as .STL files for 3D printing
Watch our 11-part video series on how to effectively and efficiently use Makers Empire to teach Design Thinking and integrate maker pedagogy in school.
Easily manage student accounts, view and download designs for 3D printing, leave feedback for students, and learn how to make the most of your Makers Empire experience.
Makers Empire offers a helpful road map to introducing and implementing 3D printing and design at your school.
130+ aligned lesson plans
Aligned to the Australian Curriculum. Created by experienced classroom teachers. Browse lesson plans by subject, grade and collection.
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
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