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Category: Makers Empire News

  • 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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  • 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

    Common Sense is well known to both teachers and parents (including parents amongst the Makers Empire team) as an excellent tool to help them assess the quality and suitability of movies, games, apps and programs for children. The detailed Common Sense Education ratings and teacher-training platform help over half a million teachers better use new...

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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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  • Makers Empire joins forces with Polar 3D

    Makers Empire is pleased to announce that it has joined forces with American technology company, Polar 3D, which has acquired an interest in the company. Polar 3D is an American technology company delivering software, products and content to educate and enable a world for “making” through the Polar Cloud. “Like Polar 3D, we are passionate about empowering students and...

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  • Makers Empire 3D – new features + bug fixes

    2nd November 2017: we’ve released a new version -- Makers Empire 3D 3.8. DOWNLOAD MAKERS EMPIRE 3D NOW New features: - We've added our most requested feature - GROUPING! Add individual shapes into a group and rotate, scale, shear, mirror or copy them as if they were a single shape. This will save you a...

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  • South Kalgoorlie Primary School a winner with 3D Printing

    Makers Empire and 3D Printing Systems are delighted to announce the winner of our recent giveaway: South Kalgoorlie Primary School in Western Australia! The school has won a Makers Empire 3D Starter Package, valued at $3,499, whichis ideal for schools getting started with 3D printing and design in the K-8 classroom. The Makers Empire 3D Starter Package includes a year's subscription...

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  • 3D Software Developer at Makers Empire

    Are you a software developer with a particular interest in 3D? Do you have experience with 3D graphics, physics or other areas of development that involve 3D vector maths? Would you like to make a positive difference to the lives of many thousands of young students around the world? Makers Empire is looking for a...

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  • Makers Empire at South by South West: Part 1

    Jon Soong, Makers Empire's CEO, recently attended South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, as a guest of Adelaide City Council and New Venture Institute at Flinders University. In this first blog post of a series of three, he shares his first impressions of the city of Austin. His upcoming posts will focus on the South by Southwest event itself.  Austin, Texas,...

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  • Makers Empire launches new searchable 3D Printing Lesson Plan Library for Schools

    As part of Makers Empire's ongoing efforts to improve our 3D printing learning program for K-8 schools, Makers Empire has just launched its new, searchable 3D Printing Lesson Plan library for its school customers. The new 3D Printing Lesson Plan library features over 100+ hours of 3D printing lesson plans and is searchable by both...

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  • Award-winning educator, Kim Martin, joins Makers Empire

    We're delighted to announce that Kim Martin has joined the Makers Empire Professional Learning team.  Kim is as an educator with over 20 years experience, who has specialised in professional learning, special education, assistive technology and digital technology. She’s a Google Certified Innovator and Apple Distinguished Educator and was EdTechSA's  Educator of the Year in 2013.  She...

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  • 3D Insider: Makers Empire ‘leading the way’

    This week, Makers Empire was the subject of a glowing writeup in 3D printing publication, 3D Insider. This type of industry endorsement from 3D printing experts who understand the power and potential of 3D printing for both industry and educators is both invaluable and humbling. So we're thrilled to share extracts of the writeup with you below: "The...

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  • Job Vacancy: Web Developer (Adelaide)

    Are you a web developer experienced with both front end and back end development? Interested in working for an award-winning EdTech company that is transforming the way K-8 students learn with 3D printing? Makers Empire is looking for a versatile and proactive web developer to join our small but expert team headquartered in Adelaide. This...

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  • Job Vacancy: Software and Web Developer

    Are you a creative software and web developer? Do you enjoy making stuff?  Interested in working for an award-winning EdTech company that is transforming the way K-8 students learn with 3D printing? Makers Empire is expanding so we're looking for a versatile and proactive software developer to join our small but expert team headquartered in...

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  • Makers Empire now available from Northeastern Regional Information Centre, New York

    Makers Empire has been working hard to help more schools in New York to integrate 3D printing into their core curricula. So Makers Empire is proud to announce that Northeastern Regional Information Center has adopted Makers Empire 3D Printing Learning Program as a part of its instructional technology services. This means that New York schools will be able...

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