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Makers Empire for Teachers

Makers Empire gives teachers the tools, skills and resources to confidently teach Design & Technology curricula and engage students in authentic, real-world problem solving.  Makers Empire 3D is the only 3D design app made for K-6 learners and is engaging and easy to use. The Teachers Dashboard makes it easy to organise classes, manage designs, assign and assess work and access curriculum-aligned lesson plans, certified professional development, and resources and training.

“The software is easy to use and kid friendly… The curriculum has been great and it fits into the objectives that I am teaching… When we first started using the curriculum I thought it was going to be a huge task getting my students to learn this. But instead of teaching, I have become a facilitator. They have really taken off and are helping each other solve problems. When we end our day I may see about 20 designs that were created, but when we start the next day I see that number increase to about 50. They are even designing at home,”
Irene Barry-Philord, Teacher, Eneida M. Hartner Elementary, US

Makers Empire for Parents

Help develop your child’s creativity and problem-solving skills with the world’s most fun and easy to use 3D design software. With Makers Empire 3D your child can unleash their imagination, build creative confidence, solve problems, share designs and engage in our safe, positive, online community of creators.

“I have worked with several design software but Makers Empire is the easiest to use… One of the best things students learned is that it is okay to not get the “right” answer the first time, or second time. Students know that “failing” is part of the design process and problem solving,”
Casey Corn, STEM Teacher,

Certified by the Educational App Store

From the Educational App Store review: 

“Makers Empire 3D is by far one of the best 3D computer-aided design applications we have seen. It’s great fun! Our users benefitted from the tutorials and the ‘Gallery’ where they could see the potential of the app. The interface is visually stunning and the application is intuitive.Not only does it come with a user-friendly platform and a variety of features but it also allows you to connect and share with a worldwide user network. Makers Empire 3D comes highly recommended.”

Backed by Macquarie University Research

Makers Empire’s Learning by Design course and Makers Empire 3D design app were the subject of a 12-month Macquarie University research study on makerspaces in primary school settings. The study examined how maker activities using 3D  technology could enhance learning and teaching outcomes.

The research study report reveals the compelling benefits of this type of learning for primary educators and showed that makerspaces can be highly effective at developing children’s creativity, critical thinking, design thinking and digital skills.

Students were highly engaged with the 3D technology, and the idea of solving genuine design challenges – it helped boost their confidence and resilience when dealing with setbacks, particularly for those less capable students. Plus, teachers became more comfortable with technology, and more collaborative and flexible in their teaching. 

Macquarie University research study

Get 20% off a Makers Empire School Plan or an extra 3 months with Makers Empire Class Plans

Receive 20% off the usual price when you purchase a Makers Empire’s School Plan (usually, $1,999/year) OR get an extra 3 months FREE Makers Empire when you purchase a Class Plan for $299.

Use this discount code — EAS — when requesting a quotation below to qualify.

“…I think that we had 5,000 designs within a month’s time! I had seven classrooms at the school using it. And I had other teachers saying, ‘I really want to get in on this. I want to try this with our kids,’… Previously, the students didn’t really create (anything) original… But with Makers Empire.. each student had all of these different unique creations… I feel like Makers Empire is a game changer… There’s a lot of software out there but Makers Empire has incorporated so many features. With the challenges and then the tutorials built in, no one else has that,”
Karie Huttner, K-5 Educational Technology Coach 

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“I have been doing 3D design and printing for about four years. I have used many programs including Sketchup, 123dDesign and Tinkercad. I am always looking for new programs and ran across Makers Empire when searching for 3D programs and ideas… I immediately was interested in the idea of a curriculum and being able to have classes… I signed up for the trial first and fell in love with the format… I also loved the different areas that the students could explore and that they could work at home as well. It is very engaging and my students love it! I like that I can set challenges and that they can also follow the challenges from the curriculum. The interface is very easy and the students can master it quickly. I like all the things students can do such as monthly contests and the game zone. Being able to design in a 3D environment is key to their computer studies as they progress through the grades. They love designing in the 3D world. It inspires their creativity and put their ideas into reality. They have gained confidence in their creative abilities and their perseverance increased as well.”
Ruth Hanson, Lower School Educational Technologist
Duchesne Academy, Texas
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