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Category: Case Studies: 3D Printing

  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 6 ways 3D printing helps students develop critical thinking skills

    To thrive in the 21st century our students need to be able to collaborate effectively with others, identify and develop innovative solutions to problems and challenges, and know how to think creatively and critically. So, what is critical thinking? Critical thinking is the ability to think clearly and logically and to apply reasoning processes to ideas...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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,...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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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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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • Holland Patent Central School District in New York using Makers Empire

    Fortuitously, Holland Patent School is a participant in a statewide design and 3D printing pilot in New York in conjunction with Makers Empire, the New York Institute of Technology and the New York State Teachers Center. At Holland Patent High School in New York, physics teacher Elizabeth Vanderhoer is teaching her students about nanotubes (cylindrical carbon molecules). Specifically, students are studying...

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  • Dedicated American teachers explore 3D printing at the Erie-Catt Teacher Center

    It is the day before the Memorial Day long weekend break in the United States, it is after school and a group of teachers have come from across the district to learn about Makers Empire 3D design and printing Learning Program. Where is this commitment, passion and dedication to teaching taking place? At Erie-Catt Teacher Center at the Grover L....

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  • Newfield High School gathering STEAM with Makers Empire and 3D printing

    Newfield High School in New York is one of a huge number of schools across America seeking to  increase their students' participation in STEAM related subjects in fun and innovative ways. STEAM relocated subjects -- intertwining maths, science and art -- help students develop learning and problem solving skills that will be essential for their future work. Check out this...

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  • New York’s Chateaugay Central School using Makers Empire 3D printing software

    Makers Empire recently ran a series of 3D design and printing classes at Chateaugay Central School in New York as part of a statewide 3D printing pilot in conjunction with the New York Institute of Technology and the New York State Teachers Center. Lap Leung, co-founder of Makers Empire, gave Chateaugay students a personal masterclass in...

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  • Watch how St Stephen’s School uses 3D printing to enhance learning

    We love this video made by St Stephen's School that details how their teachers are using 3D printing -- and Makers Empire's 3D printing Learning Program -- to enhance student learning and engagement. Using the Makers Empire app to design and print out objects allows for a deeper understanding of the material being studied. Students find it enormously...

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  • 2 Australian schools using Makers Empire for innovative student collaboration

    We were recently thrilled to hear about two schools in Perth, Western Australia, who are working together to use the Makers Empire 3D printing app to engage their respective students in a truly ingenious and innovative way. To start with, year 1 Scotch College Perth and Presbyterian Ladies College (PLC Perth) students created and printed individual characters using the Makers Empire app and the school’s new...

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  • Korea’s Mogun Middle School using Makers Empire’s 3D printing software

    Mogun Middle School in Korea is one of the first schools in the country to teach its students how to design and print in 3D using Makers Empire's 3D design and printing Learning Program. With this initiative, Mogun Middle School are leading the way as South Korea’s Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning recently set in motion a...

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