As someone who listens to MrKempNZ’s EdTech Chat Podcast, you understand the learning potential of 3D technology.
Makers Empire helps schools maximise the learning potential of 3D technology, cover Design & Technologies curriculum, and teach Design Thinking, STEM concepts and 21st-century learning skills.
Teachers are supported by comprehensive resources, easy to use software and class management tools, professional development, and ongoing support provided by Makers Empire’s customer service team.
“…a game-changer in the 3D design game for our students of all ages. This is a great design and creation tool that teachers and students can use to be innovative and share ideas with a vibrant community of makers. With Makers Empire, students learn how to identify needs and opportunities and then create, prototype, test and refine designs of solutions using 3D printing.”
Craig Kemp, global EdTech & digital transformation consultant, speaker and podcast host
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A Makers Empire class subscription is priced at $299/class/year and includes:
- Full Makers Empire 3D app
- 1 class
- 30 student accounts
- 2 teacher accounts
- 2 hours Online professional development
- Curriculum-aligned design missions
- Built-in assessment tools
- 150+ Curriculum-aligned lesson plans
- Download 3D designs (STLs) for printing
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“I have worked with several design software but Makers Empire is the easiest to use… One of the best things students learned is that it is okay to not get the “right” answer the first time, or second time. Students know that “failing” is part of the design process and problem solving,”
Casey Corn, STEM Teacher
Chesnee Elementary School, USA
Backed by Macquarie University Research
Makers Empire’s Learning by Design course was the subject of a 12-month Macquarie University research study on makerspaces in primary school settings.
The research study examined how maker activities using 3D design and 3D printing technology could enhance learning and teaching outcomes.
The research study report reveals the compelling benefits of this type of learning for primary educators and showed that makerspaces can be highly effective at developing children’s creativity, critical thinking, design thinking and digital skills.
Students were highly engaged with the 3D technology, and the idea of solving genuine design challenges – it helped boost their confidence and resilience when dealing with setbacks, particularly for those less capable students.
Teachers became more comfortable with technology, and more collaborative and flexible in their teaching.
All of the 24 classroom teachers who participated in the focus group expressed a desire to integrate 3D design-based makerspaces into their future classes.
Accredited by Education Alliance Finland
In March 2020, Makers Empire received certification from Education Alliance Finland for pedagogical quality.
The EAF’s 80-page report (available upon request) included the statement that Makers Empire was “a robust teacher training system that fully explains how the solution can be used to promote design thinking, as well as combining it with classroom activities to learn the whole design process.”
The report also noted that Makers Empire has “plenty of lesson plan ideas, and a lesson plan creator, for teaching across the curriculum (e.g. combining history with design)” and that “the system of points, competition, and sharing one’s work encourages the user to be original, create good work, and collaborate with others.”
The EAF report concluded that “Makers Empire is a great way to teach and learn 3d-modelling, games and other elements support learning well.”
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When you sign up to a Makers Empire School Subscription you’re joining a global community of educators who believe, as we do, that every child can make their world better. At Makers Empire, we’re proud to work with teachers to help create a generation of design thinkers, makers and problem solvers. Join us.
“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 see about 20 designs that were created, but when we start the next day I see that number increase to about 50. They are even designing at home,”
Irene Barry-Philord, Teacher, Eneida M. Hartner Elementary, USA
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