Makers Empire for Teachers and Librarians

Looking for an evidence-based teaching tool to help you engage your students in design and technology, improve their spatial reasoning skills, reduce STEM anxiety, and cover required curriculum? Makers Empire helps busy primary and elementary teachers harness the power of 3D technology to make learning fun whilst teaching students important Design Thinking, STEM and 21st-century skills.

Makers Empire’s plans include everything you need to plan, teach and assess student work with 3D design and 3D printing. The Makers Empire 3D app and Teacher Dashboard come with built-in tools, features and resources to help you get started teaching effectively with 3D as quickly as possible. 

Whether you’re responsible for a class, year level, school, group of schools or school district, you’ll find a Makers Empire plan that’s suitable for you. Makers Empire’s plans for schools make it fun and easy to…

Cover Design & Technology, Engineering and STEM

Makers Empire makes learning design and technology concepts fun for students whilst also providing you with the tools and resources you need to teach Design Thinking and cover Design & Technology standards. Our 10 in-app Challenge Courses and 150+ 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 Victorian Curriculum.

“…our staff were genuinely impressed… The Makers Empire 3D printing iPad app exceeded our expectations. The design and creative elements of this software have been carefully designed to engage children while opening up numerous educational opportunities and learning experiences. We loved the Teacher (Dashboard) with its support, ideas and integration of the Australian Curriculum.”
Stephen Corcoran, Director of Digital Learning St Stephen’s School
“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

Make learning so fun students continue learning themselves

28,000+ 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. Whether learning takes place in the classroom or at home, students love learning with Makers Empire. Our teachers tell us that students enjoy using Makers Empire so much that they continue ‘playing’ it in their own time. 

“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
“Makers Empire is friendly towards all ability groups and help engage students who are less motivated to be working in the classroom. It gives students the opportunity to be creative and learn by trial and error in a digital format. On paper some students get disheartened when drawing designs and have to erase mistakes and makes their work look messy. Using this program it is simple to remove mistakes. I think this has been a fantastic tool to have in the classroom. I have many teacher friends and have actually shown them the program and they are all very impressed.”
Aaron Vigor, Teacher Yankalilla Area School

Deliver differentiated learning to meet students' individual needs

Makers Empire engages all students, including reluctant learners, students with special needs, gifted students, students that require more support, quick learners and students with disabilities, so every student  can succeed and learn at their own pace and skill level. Makers Empire allows for truly differentiated learning as each design task can be expanded or scaffolded to suit individual needs. Students feel empowered by Makers Empire and this encourages a love of STEM.

“I don’t think there was one child in the group that didn’t achieve something with it… Also, there was never a problem with them going back and doing something again. If this was a writing project and I asked them, ‘can you go back and redo this?’, the kids would groan. But, if we said, ‘I really like the way you did this but can you go back and try this?’, they would,”
Joann Packer, Deputy Principal Mundulla Primary School
“Before, my students were limited in their STEM applications and designs due to financial issues and materials available. Now each student is able to have an account for their designs and can work at their pace which is meeting them on their individual need. Through this, my after school STEM club has gained interested to where students had to be put on a waiting list. Students have discussed participating in STEM clubs in middle school and high school as well as more interest in engineering type careers.”
Casey Corn, STEM Teacher Chesnee Elementary School, South Carolina, USA

Be supported to become proficient in 3D technology

Makers Empire’s all-in-one products are designed to help you get organised, plan, teach and assess student work made with 3D technology efficiently and effectively. Our market-leading products have been recognised with certification from the Education Alliance Finland for pedagogical quality as well as numerous EdTech awards, partnerships, endorsements and expert recommendations. 

“… 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

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