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Category: Makers Empire News

  • Makers Empire celebrating 10 million maze runs by students in Maze Mania 3D Game Creator

    Makers Empire is celebrating 10 million maze runs by students in its new Maze Mania game. Launched last October as a game creator within the Makers Empire 3D design app, Maze Mania lets students create their own 3D mazes for their friends and peers to try to complete. Within a month of launch, students had...

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  • Denver Public Schools Chooses Makers Empire | Teaching with 3D Printing & 3D Design

    Denver Public Schools is teaming up with Makers Empire to help its teachers integrate 3D technology into their classrooms. Denver Public Schools is a large district with almost 200 schools in the United States of America. Denver Public Schools' technology coordinators, Stephanie and Kathleen, had identified a need to provide interested teachers within the district...

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  • Competitions, Challenges & Experiences Your Students Will Love | Design Thinking | STEM

    At Makers Empire, we want to help children become creators, innovators and problem solvers so they can adapt and thrive in a dynamic world. We do this by equipping educators with the tools, resources and support they need to embrace creativity and making in education for improved student performance, engagement and learning. We've created this...

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  • EOIs closing soon for SA schools to apply for the 3D Printing in Primary Schools project 2019

    An exciting opportunity exists for Department for Education (South Australia) schools with a primary enrolment to apply for the final year of the Learning by Design 3D Printing in Primary Schools project for 2019. Over the last three years, 170 SA public schools have participated in the project. The 3D Printing in Primary Schools project...

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  • Makers Empire’s New Maze Mania 3D Game Creator a Smash Hit

    Makers Empire 3D is known for being an easy-to-use and engaging 3D design app that K-8 students can use to design in 3D and create solutions to real-world problems. Our 3D app is the cornerstone of Makers Empire's complete solutions for schools, which also include curriculum, professional development, class management tools, resources and support. Late last...

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  • Winners of the 2018 Makers Empire Awards

    Makers Empire is happy to announce the winners and runner-ups of the inaugural Makers Empire Awards for 2018. Makers Empire's 3D design software is used to create over 15,000 3D designs every day. To date, students around the world have used Makers Empire to create over 4.5 million 3D designs. For these inaugural, annual awards,...

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  • Makers Empire begins rolling out 3D technology to 230 schools in Dubai

    Recently, some of the Makers Empire team visited Dubai to work with the Ministry of Education (MOE) United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Ibtikar, our local education technology partner. Together, we are rolling out 3D technology to every single grade seven class in MOE schools - over 230 schools will be teaching students Design Thinking, STEM and...

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  • 2018 Highlights and Happy Holidays!

    What a year 2018 was! It'd be almost impossible to list everything that happened but here are some of the highlights. In Numbers In 2018, there are 12,000 teachers and 500,000 students using Makers Empire. Students created over 3 millions designs using Makers Empire 3D. That's 15,000 new designs each day! Since the launch of...

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  • Makers Empire celebrates 1 million maze runs in 3D maze creator game after 4 weeks

    We're thrilled to announce that Makers Empire is celebrating 1 million maze runs played in its new Maze Mania game after its launch just over four weeks ago. Maze Mania is the first of a series of new game creators that live in the Game Zone inside Makers Empire’s popular Makers Empire 3D design app....

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  • Announcing the 2018 Makers Empire Awards

    Makers Empire is delighted to announce the inaugural Makers Empire Awards. The new Makers Empire Awards are designed to celebrate and showcase the students, teachers, classes and schools that make up our global education community. They will be announced each year based on performance over the last 12 months. This year, Makers Empire Awards will be...

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  • New Game Zone, Maze Mania and View Cube coming soon to Makers Empire

    The next update of Makers Empire (version 4.3) will introduce some brand new features: Game Zone / Maze Mania -a super fun new design tool Welcome to the World - a more engaging way to get started with Makers Empire View Cube - improved rotate view tool 1. Game Zone / Maze Mania [su_spacer] Game Zone (see...

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  • Meet The Maker: Angus Copley, Makers Empire Legend & Awesome Student Designer

    We are happy to introduce our first Makers Empire Legend: year four student Angus Copley from St Michaels School in Australia. Angus was nominated for the Makers Empire Legend program by Kate Trywhitt, his Arts & Design Teacher. She nominated Angus because "he makes really complex designs that are fun and eye catching. He has a really...

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  • United Arab Emirates (UAE) to Roll Out 3D Technology into 200 Primary Schools in 2019

    Makers Empire is happy to announce a new partnership with Dubai-based education consultancy company, Ibtikar, to deliver a country-wide rollout of 3D technology into over 200 primary schools in 2019 for the United Arab Emirates, Ministry of Education (MoE). To achieve the country-wide rollout, Makers Empire will provide curriculum, 3D software (Makers Empire 3D), teacher resources,...

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  • 600 Schools in the 2018 GE Additive Education Program Off To A Great Start!

    Recent research shows the compelling learning benefits that can be achieved for students and teachers with 3D printing in the primary school classroom. 3D technology creates a fun, hands-on experience for students with cutting edge technology while positioning them as as creators, inventors and engineers. Through the Design Cycle, students learn how to solve real-world...

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  • Makers Empire’s Director of Learning a Finalist in the Winnovation Awards

    We're proud to announce that Mandi Dimitriadis, (above) our awesome Director of Learning, is a finalist in the 2018 Winnovation Awards. Congratulations, Mandi!! The Winnovation Awards showcase and celebrate the successes of female innovators changing the game in South Australia. We're thrilled that Mandi's work to help primary and middle school educators teach Design Thinking, STEM and...

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  • Pursuing Equality For Women In STEM To The End Of The Earth

    Jeanette McConnell manages the GE Additive Program for Makers Empire, directing the rollout of Makers Empire 3D software, curriculum, class management tools, resources and professional development to over 600 schools around the world. Jeanette is a passionate STEM educator and her achievements were recently rewarded with a spot in Homeward Bound, a global 12-month leadership initiative for women with a background in...

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  • Meet the Maker: Sebastian Krol, Makers Empire Legend & Awesome Student Designer

    We're happy to announce another Makers Empire legend: 8YO Sebastian Krol from St Michael's College in Australia. This student ambassador program celebrates innovative and inspiring K-8 students who are using Makers Empire in engaging and creative ways. Sebastian was nominated for the Makers Empire Legends program by his Visual Arts Teacher, Kate Tyrwhitt. She says, "Sebastian is like...

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  • New Student Assessment (Design & Technology) Feature in Makers Empire to Help Teachers

    Student assessment is one of those tasks that teachers have to undertake regularly throughout the school year. With that in mind, we're happy to announce a new student assessment (Design & Technology) feature in the Makers Empire Teacher's Dashboard that'll make life easier for teachers. Aligned with international teaching standards, this new feature will make...

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  • SDE National Conference Giveaway Winners

    The Makers Empire team, and our awesome Makers Empire Ambassadors, regularly spread the word about Design Thinking, maker pedagogy and 3D design and printing in schools at education conferences, events and workshops in Australia and America. Karie Huttner, the inspiring K-5 Technology Coordinator from Verona Area School District, who we've previously interviewed about her 3D...

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  • New Makers Empire 13-Part ‘Design Thinking’ Professional Development Series for Teachers

    As part of the Makers Empire School Subscription, teachers gain access to an innovative, 13-part professional development (PD) video series in the Teacher's Dashboard. This series is designed to help teachers successfully teach Design Thinking, implement maker pedagogy and use 3D design and 3D printing an authentic teaching tool. This on-demand video series replaces Makers...

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  • Makers Empire partners with The History Trust of SA and local schools for ‘The Curious Past’

    Makers Empire and The History Trust of South Australia are presenting a two-day exhibition, The Curious Past, at the end of May to show how school students are using design thinking and 3D printing to study history. SA company Makers Empire has worked with schools all around SA to create this impressive history showcase. Students from Murray Bridge...

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  • World’s Easiest To Use 3D Design Software, Makers Empire 3D, Now Even Better

    Makers Empire is proud to announce that the latest release of its easy to use 3D design software, Makers Empire 3D, will be a huge step forward for users in terms of usability and engagement. Makers Empire 3D has been designed for K-8 students so it's extremely kid-friendly - in fact, students as young as...

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  • Makers Empire now part of the Apple Consultants Network

    Makers Empire are happy to let you know that Makers Empire is now part of the Apple Consultants Network. The Apple Consultants Network comprises hundreds of independent companies who offer a range of solutions and professional services based around Apple products. Members of the Apple Consultants Network can deliver the help you need, when and...

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  • Introduction to Prototyping with 3D Design & Printing | Short Course | University of Adelaide

    This post was updated with current dates and information in September 2018.  Curious about 3D Printing? Wishing you could learn more about 3D technology? Explore the potential of 3D design and printing as a valuable prototyping and additive manufacturing tool with an introductory, hands-on, two-day course. Presented by Makers Empire and the Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre...

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  • Makers Empire receives ‘Stellar’ 5 Star Review from Common Sense Education

    Update | December 2018: Makers Empire was listed second in Common Sense Education’s Best Edtech of 2018 List of twenty products after Khan Academy. This list was drawn from 180 EdTech products reviewed by the industry-leading Common Sense Education team so we are both thrilled and humbled by this incredible achievement. Thank you! Common Sense is well...

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  • Makers Empire Job Vacancy: Digital Marketing Executive (USA) | Remote

    Are you an experienced marketer with strong skills in digital and content marketing? Would you like to make a positive difference to the lives of thousands of teachers and hundreds of thousands of young students around the world? Makers Empire is looking for a US based, digital marketing executive to join our small but expert...

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  • GE Additive Program grants for schools for 3D printing now open for 2018

    Makers Empire's US partner, Polar3D, is pleased to announce that GE Additive is now accepting applications from schools and colleges for the 2018 cycle of its Additive Education Program (AEP). The deadline is February 28, 2018. GE is investing $10 million over five years in educational programs to deliver Polar Cloud-enabled polymer 3D printers to primary and secondary schools and metal...

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  • Makers Empire Job Vacancy: Customer Success Executive (USA) | Remote

    Do you have strong skills in customer service and feel passionate about helping customers achieve success? Would you like to make a positive difference to the lives of thousands of teachers and hundreds of thousands of young students around the world? Makers Empire is looking for a US-based, Customer Success Executive to join our small...

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  • NSW Education Standards Authority endorses Makers Empire’s Learning by Design course

    Makers Empire is delighted to announce that our innovative Learning by Design Course is now endorsed by the New South Wales (NSW) Education Standards Authority. This means that teachers based in NSW, Australia, who undertake this course will be able to use it to meet his or her mandated teacher accreditation requirements. In NSW, all teachers...

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  • SA DECD School? EOI open for Learning by Design: 3D Printing in Primary Schools 2018

    DECD schools with a primary enrolment are invited to apply for the “Learning by Design: 3D Printing in Primary Schools” project for 2018. The project has capacity for 50 schools in each semester. Schools will receive a 1 year whole-of-site subscription to Makers Empire software and accompanying Teacher’s Dashboard as well as access to a...

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