Learning at Home | Coronavirus | COVID-19 | Resources for Teachers and Parents

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To the worldwide Makers Empire community,

At Makers Empire, we’ve been shocked and concerned as we’ve witnessed the distressing effects of the COVID-19 Coronavirus.

Makers Empire is used by 1+ million users in 40+ countries who create 90,000 new 3D designs every day. Many of these countries are already experiencing or planning for school closures. On top of this, many countries are also implementing self-isolation and social distancing policies for citizens, causing further disruption and anxiety for teachers, students and their families.

Many of us at Makers Empire have young families. As parents, we’re acutely aware of how stressful and disruptive school closures are and our hearts go out to all those affected.

Makers Empire’s 3D design app has always been free for students and individuals to download and use at home. Now, to help schools, teachers, students and families affected by school closures and self-isolation, we’ve developed two new sets of resources for teachers and parents/carers designed to help you support students in their learning at home.

We hope that by providing families and teachers with entertaining and educational activities to try at home we will be able to lessen the burden on parents, carers and teachers whilst helping to keep students happy, engaged and productive during this challenging time.

Yours in learning,

Jon Soong
CEO 
Makers Empire

PS Please see below the Makers Empire response to COVID-19 for school customers

Learning at Home: Guide for Parents and Carers

Makers Empire’s Learning at Home Course for Parents and Carers has been created by our internationally recognised learning experts and it is 100% free.

This course provides parents/carers and students with:

  • A step-by-step guide to getting started with Makers Empire
  • Tips on how to help your students learn successfully at home
  • Instructions on how to access ninety entertaining, engaging and educational Design Missions
  • More resources and activities

Learning at Home: Guide for Makers Empire Teachers

Makers Empire’s Learning at Home Course for Teachers has been created by our internationally recognised learning experts and it is 100% free.

This course is designed for Makers Empire school customers and teachers who are already familiar with using Makers Empire in the classroom with their students. This course provides teachers with:

  • A step-by-step guide to getting started with Makers Empire
  • Instructions on finding and sharing ninety entertaining, engaging and educational Design Missions
  • Creating and sharing your own design missions for students
  • Tips on how to help your students learn successfully at home
  • More resources and activities
Download Guide for Makers Empire Teachers

 

You might also be interested in challenging your students to try our Top 10 Coronavirus Design Challenges for Students. These challenges are based on real-life situations where Design Thinking can be used to help those affected by the coronavirus.

View Top 10 Coronavirus 3D Design Challenges

Learning at Home: Guide for Teachers New to Makers Empire

We are currently preparing free resources for teachers/schools who are new to Makers Empire so teachers can start using Makers Empire with their students at home. If you are a teacher who hasn’t used Makers Empire before and would like to be sent this free guide as soon as it’s ready please fill in this form.

 

 

Learning at Home: Help Us to Help You!

Our team is working hard to create new resources for our Learning at Home course for teachers. To make our Learning at Home course as useful as possible, we need your input. Please fill in this survey and help us build a truly helpful educational program for all teachers and students affected by school closures. We’re in this together.

Complete survey to help build learning at home resources

 Makers Empire’s COVID-19 Response | For School Customers

The continuing disruption caused by the coronavirus presents unprecedented challenges for all. To help ensure the health and safety of our team and our school customers, teachers and students, Makers Empire has taken the following steps:

  • Makers Empire staff will work from home for now.
  • All domestic and international travel is on hold for now.
  • All school customers will be offered remote/video calls for technical issues.
  • All student testing in classrooms is on hold for now.
  • Proposed visits by teachers and other visitors to Makers Empire HQ will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

These protocols will be assessed again at the end of March, and then on an ongoing basis. Thank you for your understanding and your support during this challenging time.

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