Glowing review of Makers Empire: app described as a "game changer"

We were chuffed to read a recent review of the Makers Empire 3D printing app in, which described our app as a “game changer.”

“3dprinting with no experience? No cad modelling skills required? Anyone can create a 3dprintable design in under 5 minutes? Sounds like a dream come true and that is now reality with the release of Makers Empire 3dprinting software.”

The reviewer, a UK teacher, has taught 3D printing to teenagers using CAD so he was well aware of the challenges of teaching younger children how to design and print in 3D.

“One of the biggest barriers to elementary/primary school children learning how to 3dprint is the CAD element,” he wrote.

“Teaching children how to 3d CAD model is not as easy as paint by numbers. Having taught CAD lessons to groups of 20 plus teenagers they can be tough lessons that are long and drawn out, with lots of challenges from differing groups of students. The thought of embarking upon this topic with even younger children is a daunting idea. I have always thought to myself there must be an easier way to start students off with 3d design at a younger age. Makers Empire allows users with no experience of 3d design, to create models from scratch in a matter of minutes.”

The reviewer also noted that the international appeal of the app, with lesson plans and teaching materials are all aligned to the UK and Australian national curriculum.

“Another great feature of Makers Empire is the international appeal of the app,” he wrote.

“The teaching resources have been written to meet both the UK and Australian national curriculum with clear and concise lesson plans that are easy to understand and have easily achievable learning outcomes. This is the most important feature of all, it’s clear what the students will learn and it’s clear how they will learn it! The activities are pitched correctly to the relevant age range and there is minimal preparation needed by the teacher.”

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Makers Empire helps K-8 teachers teach STEM/STEAM concepts, design thinking principles and 21st century learning skills using 3D printing. Our pioneering 3D solutions for schools — 3D Learning Program and Learning by Design Course — include 3D modelling software, over 100 curriculum-aligned lesson plans and professional development. Makers Empire is used by thousands of teachers and hundreds of thousands of students in Australia, the USA, Asia and Europe. Join our community today!

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