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Category: Design Thinking Lesson Ideas

  • Top 10 Back to School 3D Design Lesson Ideas

    Many of our schools will be beginning a new school year in January. The first few weeks of a new school year are such an important time: meeting new students, getting things organised, establishing routines and expectations and building a community of collaborative and engaged learners. We know that teachers have a lot to do...

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  • Top 10 Christmas 3D Design Lesson Ideas

    There is plenty to celebrate about students' learning experiences with 3D design and printing. So with Christmas just around the corner, let's celebrate the upcoming festive season with our top ten Christmas design challenge ideas for students using 3D Printing. 1. Design a Decoration Challenge students to design and print an original decoration for their family’s...

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  • Top 12 ways to build students’ empathy using 3D design

    Makers Empire’s Director of Learning Development, Mandi Dimitriadis, outlines ways K-8 teachers can use design based challenges to develop their students' sense of empathy. To succeed in our globally connected and increasingly complex world, we know that today’s students will need to be creative and critical thinkers and be able to identify and solve new problems in...

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  • Top 10 3D printing lesson ideas for 4 and 5 Year Olds

    Makers Empire's 3D design software has been specifically designed to be easy to use and to enable students of all ages to be designing in minutes. We are often asked for ideas to help our youngest students become confident and independent 3D designers. Here are our favourite activities to help young children get started and...

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  • Top 10 lesson ideas for Grade 4 using 3D Printing and STEM

    We see students of all ages engaging in exciting design challenges with Makers Empire's 3D design software. Here's our top 10 ideas for Year 4s: 1. Design a mascot that represents our class values like Cuddles the Cuttlefish (above) who reminds this year 4 class to care for each other and strive for excellence. 2....

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  • How Elanora State School students used Makers Empire to create stationery holders

    We were delighted to receive photos of some fantastic stationery holders from class 6G, made in the Makers Empire Blocker module. Great idea! See these and more great designs here: https://www.makersempire.com/designs/search/stationary. Design your own by downloading Makers Empire. [su_spacer size="40"] Makers Empire: Better Learning By Design Makers Empire helps K-8 teachers teach Design Thinking, STEM and 21st-century learning...

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