The goal of our first lesson with your students is to get everyone logged in to Makers Empire 3D and to complete the Training Lab tutorials.
You can find your Class Code underneath your class name in the Teacher Dashboard > Class Management > Classes. (5 mins)
Once inside the Training Lab, students will be prompted to complete ten Basic Training tutorials. These tutorials will teach them the basic 3D design tools, such as adding and moving shapes, changing colours and changing the view angle. (15-25 mins)
Encourage students who complete Basic Training quickly to explore the rest of Makers Empire 3D app, or ask them to find a partner who might need a little help. (10 mins)
NOTE: Try to steer them away from Challenge Central at this point. More on that next lesson…
You’ve already set up your classes and helped your students log in, learn the basics of 3D design and started applying their new found skills to solve real problems – well done!
In conjunction with the new Mission to Mars challenge path for students, we’ve created an improved way for teachers to monitor students’ progress.
NOTE: If the table is blank, make sure that you have ‘starred’ the relevant class.
Once your students have completed their second lesson and started on the Mission to Mars challenge path, and you’ve had a chance to review the Challenge Path Reports page, please complete the Mission to Mars teacher survey to tell us all about it. (15 mins)
You can complete the trial with as many or few students as you wish. This could mean your whole class, a smaller group of students, or more than one class.
We provide a range of log-in options to suit individual needs. These include username/passwords, QR code log-ins or single sign-on with Google, Microsoft, Schoology, Clever and Apple.
Further information is available in the links below:
We expect that the student component of the trial will take about 60-90 minutes of lesson time. The 2×40 minute lessons is a guideline only, and you are welcome to adjust the lesson length to suit your timetable and student needs. We are asking that your students complete the first 6 activities in the Mission to Mars Challenge Path for this trial. We encourage you to complete more of the activities with your students if time and interest allow.
We are initially asking you to trial the Mission to Mars challenge path with your students. We expect that this trial will require:
You are asked to complete this testing and feedback survey by December 18th 2020.
After you have completed the Mission to Mars trial with your students you are welcome to continue using Makers Empire 3D with your students for the remainder of the six months. This is our way of saying thank you for providing feedback and helping us improve. During the six months you’ll be able to access the full suite of in-app tools, missions and competitions in Makers Empire.
The Makers Empire 3D design app for students is available online for download and can be installed on almost any device they are using at home or school.
Teachers can monitor their students progress, leave feedback anytime, assess student work and access other resources via the Makers Empire Teacher Dashboard. The Teacher Dashboard is accessed via web browser, all you need is an internet connection.
The content in the Mission to Mars challenge path has been written specifically to address Design and Technology curricula from around the world, including UK National Curriculum, Next Generation Science Standards, and the Australian Curriculum.
Although not explicitly aligned to other curriculum areas, the content included is especially relevant to the Earth and Space strand of the Australian Science Curriculum.
Teachers can easily add other teachers to Makers Empire – there is no special admin access required.
We just ask that you share the instructions that we have emailed to you and that all teachers complete the trials and provide feedback by December 18th, 2020.
Learn more at the link below:
Makers Empire does not require any admin access. All teachers have the same level of access to keep it simple for schools to use.
Yes, but each school will need its own Makers Empire account. Please let us know and we’ll set this up so that you can access both school accounts from one Teacher Dashboard account.
Makers Empire 3D includes a text-to-speech feature enabling all instructions in-app text to be listened to, as well as read. Just look for the turquoise speaker icon.
Makers Empire can be used with Mac IOS, iPad, iPhone, Windows and Android devices.
For extra help with Chrome Books, please see the link below:
No, a 3D printer is not necessary to participate. The Mission to Mars challenge path involves 3D design challenges that do not have to be 3D printed.
Yes, it is usually a straight forward process.
The following installation guides may help in some cases:
If you or your IT team need any additional help installing the Makers Empire 3D app, please contact us, or click the help icon on the bottom right of your screen to send us a message.