Makers Empire For Administrators

Looking for an evidence-based teaching tool to help you engage your students in design and technology, improve their spatial reasoning skills, reduce their STEM anxiety, and cover required curriculum?

Makers Empire helps teachers harness the power of 3D technology to cover Design & Technology curriculum and make learning fun. Our plans include everything teachers need to plan, teach and assess student work with 3D design and 3D printing. The Makers Empire 3D app and Teacher Dashboard also come with built-in tools, features and resources to help teachers get started teaching effectively with 3D as quickly as possible. 

Whether you are looking for a tool suitable for a group of schools, district, state or country, Makers Empire’s solutions for groups of schools make it easy to…

Cover Design, Technology & Engineering Curriculum

Makers Empire makes learning design and technology concepts fun for students whilst also providing you with the tools and resources you need to cover the required Design & Technology standards. Our 10 in-app Challenge Courses and 150+ engaging lesson plans and in-app challenges are aligned to the Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science StandardsNational Curriculum (UK)International BaccalaureateThe Australian Curriculum, the NSW Curriculum and the Victorian Curriculum.

“This has been a wonderful new way to teach and motivate my students… They are beginning to see real-life implications to what they learning to do in class and how they could develop prototypes of objects that they could develop and then produce to sell…The overall enthusiasm towards school and learning has increased tremendously… typically reluctant learners have come to life!”
Robin McGinnis, District Gifted Education Presenter
Mt. Healthy City School System, Ohio, USA

Plan, Teach & Assess 

Most 3D design tools focus solely on the teaching part of the teaching cycle: teachers have to figure out how to plan lessons, manage classes and student designs, and assess student work all by themselves. Not all teachers feel confident doing this, or have the time! Differently, Makers Empire is an all-in-one solution that teachers can use for all three stages of the teaching cycle. We provide everything you need to integrate 3D technology and cover Design & Technology curriculum effeciently and effectively. 

“I’m loving the assessment option in Makers Empire, especially the bulk assessment – it is so easy and useful and I can personalize it and make it personal or private. What a great feature!…. Also, big thanks to you and the team for the missions. I’ve been using them with the Year 5 and 6 classes and they have really enjoyed them and have enjoyed the chance to be really creative, especially with the Secret Package module.”

Johanna Emptage, ICT Teacher

Deliver Evidence-Based Learning

University research studies show that Makers Empire’s products improve students’ spatial reasoning skills (the prime indicator of STEM success), reduce STEM anxiety, and help close the STEM gender gap. Research studies also show that Makers Empire helps students develop creative confidence as well as important critical thinking and problem solving skills, especially for those less capable students. Makers Empire has also been recognised with certification from the Education Alliance Finland for pedagogical quality as well as numerous EdTech awards, partnerships, endorsements and expert recommendations. 

“Learning creative problem-solving and other transversal competencies are at the core of the Finnish education system… (so) it was great to see how Makers Empire sparks students’ creativity through hands-on learning experiences…  for teachers, it was surprisingly easy to start using the software thanks to its complete support materials for educators. We rarely see a solution that has this extensive teacher resources that also support the teacher’s professional development and knowledge of a novel topic.”
Olli Vallo, CEO
Education Alliance Finland

Provide Differentiated Learning

Makers Empire engages all students, including reluctant learners, students with special needs and students with disabilities, so every child in your class can succeed and learn at their own pace and skill level. 26,000+ educators are using Makers Empire as an everyday teaching tool to improve student understanding, engagement and performance and to teach subjects across the entire curriculum. To provide greater accessibility, Makers Empire is available in English, Arabic, Ukrainian and Chinese languages. Spanish will be added in December 2023.

“The software is easy to use and kid-friendly… The curriculum has been great and it even fits into the objectives that I am currently 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 about 20 designs that were created, but when we start the next day I see that number increase to about 50. They are designing at home.”
Irene Barry-Philord, Teacher
Eneida M. Hartner Elementary, USA 

Excite teachers and build capacity 

Discover why teachers love Makers Empire by browsing teacher testimonials, tweets by teachers and teacher interviews. Watch videos made by teachers sharing their classroom projects and their students’ learning outcomes.  Learn how a 10YO invented a world-first product for diabetics or how grade 5 students helped their teacher’s toddler, who has cerebral palsy. Read interviews with awesome student designers.

“The kids love it and it is a pleasure to teach with. It is easy to use and all the extra activities do a great job at developing the skills necessary to design printable 3d models in a fun, game-like manner. My students continue their learning at home completing challenges and developing new skills. This is the true value of software. It can provide a platform for students who are enthusiastic to keep learning after the school bell rings… The addition of the Australian Curriculum aligned challenges is fantastic and really encourages the use of this software in state schools throughout Australia… Giving feedback to students and rewarding great work is very easy using the assessment tools. I use this feature a lot.”

Jay Wright, SET, STLAN and Technologies Teacher
Vale View State School

Ensure Privacy and Safety 

At Makers Empire, we take student privacy and safety very seriously. For enterprise customers, we offer custom safety enhancements like:

  • Data privacy agreements (DPAs) – Makers Empire has the ability to be assessed against and meet required student privacy agreements as well as the ability to sign and comply with individual data privacy agreements as required by schools and school districts. We have signed individual privacy agreements as required by state education departments and school districts like Denver Public Schools and the Los Angeles Unified School District.
  • Custom SSO integrations – if you require your students and/or teachers to login to Makers Empire via your specific teaching or student platform beyond our current Google Classroom, Schoology, Clever, Apple and Microsoft integrations, we can build custom integrations to deliver this.  
  • Custom student data storage – if you have specific requirements regarding storage of your students’ data speak to us and we will work with you to find a solution that meets your needs