At Makers Empire, we’re inspired every day by the amazing educators who engage, guide and teach elementary, primary and middle school students using Makers Empire. So today we thought we’d share a collection of recent social media posts by teachers in America and Australia who are using Makers Empire to teach Design Thinking, STEM and 21st-century learning skills. If you’re on social media, consider following these engaging teachers for more inspiration and great lesson ideas.
1. Catapult Fun
#3Dprinted #candycatapult from the @MakersEmpire design challenges in the @Polar3D cloud. She went through several iterations to get the arm to pivot smoothly. That’s what the design process is all about! #STEAMLab @happyhydepark @IamCPS #CPSandMe #GE3DPrint @GEAdditive @GCSCSTEM pic.twitter.com/zf0NtEUTms
— Jessica Hughes (@jesshug5715) March 19, 2019
We love hearing about students going through several iterations of a design created in Makers Empire to arrive at a satisfactory solution. Learning to persist after setbacks is essential for future success.
2. Happy Kids, Happy Teacher
— Rosehill Kinders (@KindersRosehill) March 26, 2019
These smiling faces! Happy, engaged kids learn more and make teaching a pleasure.
3. Never Stop Learning
— Samantha Newth (@NewthSamantha) March 22, 2019
We know we’re doing something right when kids simply don’t want to stop learning with Makers Empire.
4. Going Deeper with Bubble Wands
— Karie Huttner (@huttnerk) March 10, 2019
Karie is a prolific blogger, sharing regular updates about her classroom experiences with Makers Empire and 3D printing. Here, she shares a recent task she gave her students to extend their learning.
5. Professional Development for Teachers
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Spending the day with @makersempire to investigate Makers Pedagogy, implement design thinking in our teaching and learning programs and upskill our staff in 3D printing! 💙📘 . #teachinglife #teaching #iteach #iteachtoo #teachersofig #teachersofinstagram #teachaus #teachersfollowteachers #school #teacher #yearfour #year4 #iteachfour #teachaus #teachersfollowteachers #fun #love #aussieteachers #aussieteachertribe #aussieteacher #teacherlife #teachertribe #teacherfriends #earlychildhoodeducation #learning #vsco #vscocam
Makers Empire offers popular blended professional learning courses for teachers that include face-to-face professional development as well as showcase days for teachers and students to share the learning. Seeing the progress teachers make over the course of a term always makes us smile.
6. Learning with Our Buddies
We love it when teachers pair two classes together for a buddy class on 3D printing. Learning with a friend is fun, plus, the older students love the opportunity to help teach the younger students.
Makers Empire: Better learning by design
Makers Empire’s complete solutions for schools contain everything you need to teach Design Thinking, STEM and 21st-century learning skills with 3D design and 3D printing. Our pioneering 3D solutions for schools include 3D modelling software, over 150 lesson plans aligned with international standards and professional development. With Makers Empire, engaged students learn how to solve real-world problems and make their world better.