Email
Password




Forgot your password?

This login is for educators who have purchased our Learning Program

Category: 3D Printing Case Studies

  • How Maplewood Intermediate School uses 3D printing to bring far away places into the classroom

    We recently caught up with Lisa Hatton, a teacher at Maplewood Intermediate School, to hear about how her students are benefiting from integrating the Makers Empire 3D printing learning program into the classroom. Lisa has been using Makers Empire in her classroom for three years and in that time, her students have created some amazing projects....

    READ MORE
  • Makers Empire partners with the South Australian Education Department in nation’s largest roll-out of 3D technology

    In Australia's first large-scale rollout, 50 South Australian primary schools are taking part in a joint initiative between Makers Empire, the South Australian Department for Education and Child Development (DECD)  and public schools to engage students in STEM using 3D technology. With professional learning support from Makers Empire and using Makers Empire's 3D software, teachers from each...

    READ MORE
  • How Grade 4 students at the British International School of Guangzhou use 3D printing to study transportation

    Six classes of grade 4 students at the British International School of Guangzhou have been studying the importance of transportation in today's society. The students are learning how transportation enables objects and living items to move from point to point. They compare different transportation methods (e.g. walking v pedal bikes v cars), and show how time influences...

    READ MORE
  • 2,000+ students in Lithuania take part in Makers Empire 3D Design Challenge

    Over 2,000 students from 88 schools in Lithuania recently took part in a Makers Empire 3D Design Challenge to create their own 3D maze. The Makers Empire 3D Design Challenge in collaboration with Coded Success and organizer Antanas Guoga was a huge success. Students were tasked with the challenge of designing a 3D marble run...

    READ MORE
  • How 3D design and printing inspires learning across the curriculum

    We recently caught up with Kim Smith (below), the amazing technology director for St. Ann School in New Jersey and learned about the fantastic ways she is using the Makers Empire 3D Printing Learning Program. St. Ann School has been using the Makers Empire 3D printing learning program across all grade levels. In this post,...

    READ MORE
  • How Braemar College created a sculpture made out of 840 3D printed blocks using Makers Empire

    Braemar College in Australia celebrated its 40th anniversary in a unique way - the school created a sculpture made out of 840 3D printed blocks designed by the school community using Makers Empire 3D! From their blog: "In 1976, Braemar College commenced with 202 students and 15 staff. 40 years on, the College has 820 students...

    READ MORE
  • How students in Australia and China exchange cultures via 3D printing

    Last year, Immanuel College in Adelaide, South Australia and ISA International School in Guangzhou, China, took part in Makers Empire's Global Design Program to facilitate cultural exchange via 3D design and printing. The City Exchange Project ran from September to November 2016 and involved 54 grade 7 students from Immanuel College and 12 students from ISA International...

    READ MORE
  • How St. Ann School students use 3D printing to develop STEM skills and social awareness

    We recently caught up with Kim Smith (below), the amazing Technology Director for St. Ann School in New Jersey to learn about the fantastic ways she is using the Makers Empire 3D Printing Learning Program at the school. St. Ann School has used the Makers Empire 3D printing learning program since 2016 across all grade levels....

    READ MORE
  • How Redlands School students study space exploration with 3D Printing

    At Makers Empire, we love hearing about the clever ways schools use 3D printing and design to enhance and transform their students' learning experience. We recently caught up with Shireen Winrow, the E-learning facilitator at Redlands School in Sydney, Australia, to discuss how they have been using Makers Empire at Redlands. A Microsoft Innovate Expert Educator, Shireen is...

    READ MORE
  • How Mont Claire Elementary students are using 3D Printing to study their heritage

    Jennifer Auten is a 2nd-grade teacher from Mont Claire Elementary School in Los Altos, CA, who also blogs at A Journey of iPads in 2nd Grade and tweets at @gr2ipadteacher. While she loves integrating technology, in particular, iPads, into her classroom teaching, she had no prior experience with 3D printing until she started using Makers Empire's 3D printing learning program. We recently spoke with her about...

    READ MORE
  • How Sturt Street Community School students learn about local history with 3D printing

    Last year, the SA office of the National Trust asked Makers Empire to consult on a pilot project designed to get primary school students learning and thinking about the buildings in their local area. We suggested teaming up with a local school, Sturt Street Community School, whose students and teachers were already very active using our 3D printing learning program. We...

    READ MORE
  • How students at Fulham North Primary School use the buddy system in 3D printing classes

    Students at Fulham North Primary School have been using the buddy system in their 3D printing classes to enhance the learning opportunities for students. We recently spoke with Monica Berno, a grade 6/7 teacher there about how she is using Makers Empire 3D printing learning program in her classroom. Monica has been teaching at Fulham North Primary...

    READ MORE
  • How St Michaels School students are building relationships with 3D printing

    Using Makers Empire 3D printing learning program has resulted in a few unexpected -- and extremely positive -- outcomes for students at St Michaels School. Kate Tyrwhitt is the R-7 Visual Arts Teacher and Student Services Teacher at St Michaels, an all boys school in South Australia with a strong focus on learning and technology. We recently spoke with...

    READ MORE
  • How Grade 5 Students at The Scots College Solve Natural Disaster Problems

    Students at Scots College are using Makers Empire 3D: Schools learning program to investigate ways to solve real life problems. For example, Grade 5 students at the school carried out a series of inquiry based investigations and experiments during their Science/HSIE unit on 'natural disasters'. The students identified types of natural disasters and explored the common...

    READ MORE
  • How STEM and 3D Printing can benefit regional communities

    In 2014, Makers Empire partnered with the South Australian education department (DECD) to pilot 3D printing in primary schools. This pilot included 18 schools in and around Mt Gambier and was steered by Education Director, Adam Box, and his colleague, Emma Handford, Business and Partnerships Manager. Makers Empire recently talked with Emma and Adam about their experiences...

    READ MORE
  • How North Adelaide Primary School used a gallery visit to inspire a 3D printing lesson

    If you are a teacher looking for authentic learning involving art and 3D printing, here is a great example shared by North Adelaide Primary School, one of our Lighthouse Schools. John Western, a teacher at North Adelaide Primary School, explains his class project: "My grade 4 class at North Adelaide Primary School visited the Art Gallery...

    READ MORE
  • Dalkeith Primary School Compares Makers Empire, Tinkercad and Thingiverse

    Not sure which 3D printing software to use in your K-8 classroom? Learn from the experience of teachers at Dalkeith PS, who recently compared Makers Empire, TinkerCAD and Thingiverse with interesting results. At Makers Empire, we're grateful to have a strong community of schools who use our Learning Program, who tell us exactly what works...

    READ MORE
  • How Maplewood Intermediate School students study the Space Station with 3D Printing

    At Maplewood Intermediate School in New York, Grade 5 students are using Makers Empire 3D printing program for a project about the International Space Station. Lisa Hatton is an experienced teacher at Maplewood Intermediate School. She has been working with grade 5 students for six years and is always looking for new ways to engage her students. Recently,...

    READ MORE
  • How St Stephens School is solving its community’s real world problems with 3D printing

    St Stephens School's grade 6 students decided to tackle a real world problem using Makers Empire's 3D printing app and Learning Program to help their community. This kind of project based learning is not the same thing as doing 'projects': often, the emphasis is more on the processes that students follow and use. 3D design and printing...

    READ MORE
  • How Living Word Shanghai students use 3D printing to design real-world solutions

    Looking for new classroom ideas for 3D printing? Students at Living Word Shanghai identify real world problems around them to make the world a better place! Tammy Wang, Living World Shanghai School Grade 5 & 6 Program Director, explains, "We wanted the students to observe their world from their perspective and look for everyday problems society...

    READ MORE
  • New case study shows Makers Empire 3D improves students’ spatial awareness

    Two Australian teachers, Graham Gordon and Ruth Cowe, recently set out to investigate the impact of 3D printing on a group of 50 5-7th grade students at Sturt Street Community School. They used mental rotation, cross-section and projection tests that are commonly used to assess spatial ability and aptitude into STEM degrees. These tests are also used...

    READ MORE
  • 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...

    READ MORE
  • Australian & Iranian students collaborate in Makers Empire’s first global design exchange

    Some exciting 3D designs recently made their way across the world when Year 5 students from Nima School, Tehran, Iran got together with some Year 6 students from St Michael's College in Adelaide, South Australia. If you would like to join this exciting program - sign up here! These 2 classes participated in Makers Empire's first...

    READ MORE
  • Yeshivat He’Atid creating the future in New Jersey

    New Jersey: At Yeshivat He'Atid, the 2nd and 3rd grade class of Teachers Robyn Adams and Sarah Koolyk explored spatial awareness through 3D design and 3D printing with Makers Empire. Yeshivat He’Atid is a yeshiva day school in Bergen County that is a leader in re-envisioning the classroom to incorporate 21st century educational approaches. The young and...

    READ MORE
  • ISA International School Guangzhou Makers Empire first lighthouse school in Guangzhou

    Nestled in Guangzhou's famous Redtory Arts complex is ISA International School Guangzhou. The school enjoys extended days from 8:30am to 5:00pm allowing students to enjoy a full enriched curriculum including sports, musical instruments and extra-curriculum. The school has also strengthened their unique creative and innovative environment in the Redtory Arts complex, by providing students the opportunity to utilize design...

    READ MORE
  • Living Word Shanghai China’s first Makers Empire Lighthouse School

    We're proud to announce that Living Word Shanghai is Makers Empire's first Lighthouse School in Shanghai, China. Living Word Shanghai is a leading international school in Shanghai - visiting the school is a bit like wandering through a leading private school in the United States. Now their students are keeping in step with their peers abroad by incorporating 3D...

    READ MORE
  • Palisade Preparatory School students 3D design utensil for Garfield to eat Spaghetti

    Design thinking is a great tool to arm students to tackle problems they will face in the world. At Palisade Preparatory School in Yonkers Public Schools District, three classes of 7th graders arrived at their computing class with instructional technology teacher Nasser Ibrahim ready to think creatively and generate solutions to whatever problems they were about to be faced...

    READ MORE
  • Top Ten ways for Developing Spatial Awareness with Makers Empire

    Makers Empire is the easiest way for students to get started with 3D printing. But there are many other learning outcomes that can be achieved when students explore and design in our 3D design environment. Among these learning benefits, research tells us that experiences working in 3D design environments help students develop spatial awareness. Here are...

    READ MORE
  • Korean Gwangjin-gu Youth Center students learn 3D printing using Makers Empire

    Korean students as young as 10 and 11 years old are already preparing for their future careers as they learn about 3D printing at the Gwangjin-gu Youth Center. Teacher Mi Suk Kim, assisted by Min Ho Seo of 3DITEMS presented a 3D printing lesson to students using the Makers Empire 3D Printing Learning Program. Students enjoyed using the...

    READ MORE
  • Korean Kindergarten Kids learn 3D printing with Makers Empire

    The wonderful world of 3D printing has opened up for six-year-old students at the Eureka Kindergarten in Korea. Students enjoyed a comprehensive 3D printing lesson using the Makers Empire 3D Printing Learning Program. Kindergarten teacher Yoo Jeong Kim and Gun Woo Lim of 3DITEMS demonstrated the different modules in the Makers Empire app, including the Shaper, Character, Doodler and...

    READ MORE