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    How 3D Printed ‘Not So Flat’ Stanleys Support Literacy at Woodsdale Elementary School

    Think 3D printing and 3D design is just for teaching students technology skills? Think again. With guidance from Sandra Wiseman (above), a library media/technology integration specialist, 2nd-grade students at Woodsdale Elementary School found an authentic way to develop literacy and practice their communication skills with 3D printed ‘not so flat’ Flat Stanleys from the beloved American book...

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  • How A 30-Year Veteran Teacher Went From 3D Printing Novice To 3D Printing Guru

    Robin McGinnis is currently teaching 4th Grade Math and Science for the Mt. Healthy City School System. Last year, she was selected to be a part of the GE Additive Education Program 2017-18.  Even though she had no previous experience with 3D printing, she took this opportunity and ran with it. Read her inspiring story below....

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  • How Mundalla PS Students used Design Thinking to Create Ideas for a New Town Entrance Sign

    When educators at Mundalla Primary School (PS) in regional South Australia were trying to settle on a Design Thinking project using Makers Empire for their students last year, they didn't have to look very far. A local community group, Mundalla on the Move, was contemplating new signage for the town as the entrance to the town...

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  • How Makers Empire Was A 3D Printing Game Changer For the Verona Area School District

    Karie Huttner, the K-5 educational technology coach for the Verona Area School District has been teaching with 3D printing for 4-5 years. But her recent experience with Makers Empire has been an amazing game changer and transformative learning experience for both her students and teaching colleagues and we are thrilled to share it with you here....

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  • How 3D Printing United My Class (and Helped Us Raise Funds for a Local Hospital!)

    This guest post was written by Canadian grade 4/5 teacher, Jeff Hennigar. We are excited to share Jeff's story and hope that it inspires you as much as it inspires us. You can follow Jeff on Twitter here. Our 3D Printing Project by Jeff Hennigar We held a Make Sale at BLT Senior Elementary School's...

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  • Why spatial intelligence is important and how to help develop it with 3D printing

    You've heard of intellectual intelligence (IQ) and emotional intelligence (EQ) a measures of a person's reasoning and emotional ability, respectively. But are you familiar with spatial intelligence and its importance in education and learning? Spatial intelligence or spatial ability is the skill required to mentally manipulate 2D and 3D objects. So why should classroom teachers...

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  • 10 Ways Teachers are Enhancing STEM Learning with 3D Printing

    Few would argue that STEM learning in K-8 schools is a bad idea. But many are unaware of just how important these STEM initiatives are to our schools. As reported by CNBC, last year the US had three million STEM jobs left unfilled due to a lack of qualified workers. The same is true in...

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  • Why Groveland Elementary Switched From Tinkercad to Makers Empire

    We recently had the opportunity to chat with Colleen Small, the media specialist at Groveland Elementary in Minnesota, USA. She started using Makers Empire only a few months ago but is very happy she made the switch from Tinkercad. Compared to Tinkercad, both she and her students have found Makers Empire to be easier to...

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  • 7 ways schools are teaching Design Thinking using 3D Printing

    Design thinking is a growing strategy for teaching at all levels. But what exactly is design thinking? Why is it important? Design thinking is a process for solving problems that involves asking questions, empathizing, experimenting and hands on testing. There are defined steps in the design thinking process: Empathize --> Define --> Ideate --> Prototype...

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  • How Birdwood Primary School students solved a sticky problem with 3D printing

    Wondering how to use 3D printing to teach STEM subjects, design thinking and 21st century skills? Be inspired by this new interview with Bianca Laister, the Deputy Principal and Student Wellbeing Coordinator at Birdwood Primary School, a school in regional South Australia. Prior to completing Makers Empire's Learning by Design course as part of the SA...

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  • How Forbes Primary School students use 3D printing to solve a common classroom issue

      At Forbes Primary School in South Australia, students have embraced 3D printing as a way to solve a common classroom problem. Every teacher and student knows the frustration students face when searching for their own bag within a sea of identical or similar looking bags. So the students at Forbes Primary School decided to...

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  • How Huntfield Heights School students use 3D printing to clean up local pollution

    Teacher Aaron Vigor from Huntfield Heights Primary School was completely new to 3D printing before he embarked on the Learning by Design course with Makers Empire as part of the DECD rollout to 49 South Australian schools. "Before the project I had no knowledge of 3D printing. I knew it existed but had no idea...

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  • How students learned design thinking and persistence by inventing superhero gadgets

    Wondering how to use 3D printing and design in the classroom as an authentic teaching tool while engaging students and achieving curriculum requirements? Be inspired by Abbie Krieg, a Year 3/4 Teacher at Snowtown Primary School (PS) in regional South Australia. Abbie has been teaching for five years and it's her fourth year teaching at Snowtown PS....

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  • 10YO boy invents world-first test strip disposal unit for diabetics using 3D printing

    Where do good ideas come from? It's said that necessity is the mother of invention. Whether it's an everyday inconvenience or a big picture challenge, innovation is driven by people simply trying to solve a problem. In the case of 12YO William Grame, trying to solve an everyday frustration sparked an unexpected journey as an inventor...

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  • How students at the British International School of Guangzhou use 3D printing to study simple machines

    Grade 5 students at the British International School of Guangzhou have been studying simple machines like levers, wheels and pulleys. To enhance their learning, the students have been using Makers Empire 3D learning program. Rochelle D’Silva Jones, Grade 5 Teacher and Head of Primary Science at the British International School, explains that "simple machines are basic...

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  • How Maplewood Intermediate School uses 3D printing to bring far away places into the classroom

    We recently caught up with Lisa Hatton, a teacher at Maplewood Intermediate School, to hear about how her students are benefitting from integrating the Makers Empire 3D printing learning program into the classroom. Lisa has been using Makers Empire in her classroom for three years and in that time, her students have created some amazing projects....

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  • Makers Empire partners with the South Australian Education Department in nation's largest roll-out of 3D technology

    In Australia's first large-scale rollout, 50 South Australian primary schools are taking part in a joint initiative between Makers Empire, the South Australian Department for Education and Child Development (DECD)  and public schools to engage students in STEM using 3D technology. With professional learning support from Makers Empire and using Makers Empire's 3D software, teachers from each...

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  • How Grade 4 students at the British International School of Guangzhou use 3D printing to study transportation

    Six classes of grade 4 students at the British International School of Guangzhou have been studying the importance of transportation in today's society. The students are learning how transportation enables objects and living items to move from point to point. They compare different transportation methods (e.g. walking v pedal bikes v cars), and show how time influences...

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  • 10 Inspiring 3D Printing Lesson Ideas Created By Teachers

    At Makers Empire, we’re always thrilled to learn about the new ways teachers are using Makers Empire’s 3D learning program to teach across the curriculum. Here are 10 inspiring real-life examples of teachers using Makers Empire in the classroom.  Design an International Space Station storage container At Maplewood Intermediate, teacher Lisa Hatton gave 5th grade her...

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  • 2,000+ students in Lithuania take part in Makers Empire 3D Design Challenge

    Over 2,000 students from 88 schools in Lithuania recently took part in a Makers Empire 3D Design Challenge to create their own 3D maze. The Makers Empire 3D Design Challenge in collaboration with Coded Success and organizer Antanas Guoga was a huge success. Students were tasked with the challenge of designing a 3D marble run...

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  • How 3D design and printing inspires learning across the curriculum

    We recently caught up with Kim Smith (below), the amazing technology director for St. Ann School in New Jersey and learned about the fantastic ways she is using the Makers Empire 3D Printing Learning Program. St. Ann School has been using the Makers Empire 3D printing learning program across all grade levels. In this post...

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  • How Braemar College created a sculpture made out of 840 3D printed blocks using Makers Empire

    Braemar College in Australia celebrated its 40th anniversary in a unique way - the school created a sculpture made out of 840 3D printed blocks designed by the school community using Makers Empire 3D! From their blog: "In 1976, Braemar College commenced with 202 students and 15 staff. 40 years on, the College has 820 students...

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  • How students in Australia and China exchange cultures via 3D printing

    Last year, Immanuel College in Adelaide, South Australia and ISA International School in Guangzhou, China, took part in Makers Empire's Global Design Program to facilitate cultural exchange via 3D design and printing. The City Exchange Project ran from September to November 2016 and involved 54 grade 7 students from Immanuel College and 12 students from ISA International...

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  • How St. Ann School students use 3D printing to develop STEM skills and social awareness

    We recently caught up with Kim Smith (below), the amazing Technology Director for St. Ann School in New Jersey to learn about the fantastic ways she is using the Makers Empire 3D Printing Learning Program at the school. St. Ann School has used the Makers Empire 3D printing learning program since 2016 across all grade levels....

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  • How Redlands School students study space exploration with 3D Printing

    At Makers Empire, we love hearing about the clever ways schools use 3D printing and design to enhance and transform their students' learning experience. We recently caught up with Shireen Winrow, the E-learning facilitator at Redlands School in Sydney, Australia, to discuss how they have been using Makers Empire at Redlands. A Microsoft Innovate Expert Educator, Shireen is...

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  • How Mont Claire Elementary students are using 3D Printing to study their heritage

    Jennifer Auten is a 2nd grade teacher from Mont Claire Elementary School in Los Altos, CA, who also blogs at A Journey of iPads in 2nd Grade and tweets at @gr2ipadteacher. While she loves integrating technology, in particular, iPads, into her classroom teaching, she had no prior experience with 3D printing until she started using Makers Empire's 3D printing learning program. We recently spoke with...

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  • How Sturt Street Community School students learn about local history with 3D printing

    Last year, the SA office of the National Trust asked Makers Empire to consult on a pilot project designed to get primary school students learning and thinking about the buildings in their local area. We suggested teaming up with a local school, Sturt Street Community School, whose students and teachers were already very active using our 3D printing learning program. We...

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  • How students at Fulham North Primary School use the buddy system in 3D printing classes

    Students at Fulham North Primary School have been using the buddy system in their 3D printing classes to enhance the learning opportunities for students. We recently spoke with Monica Berno, a grade 6/7 teacher there about how she is using Makers Empire 3D printing learning program in her classroom. Monica has been teaching at Fulham North Primary...

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  • How St Michaels School students are building relationships with 3D printing

    Using Makers Empire 3D printing learning program has resulted in a few unexpected -- and extremely positive -- outcomes for students at St Michaels School. Kate Tyrwhitt is the R-7 Visual Arts Teacher and Student Services Teacher at St Michaels, an all boys school in South Australia with a strong focus on learning and technology. We recently spoke with Kate...

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  • How Grade 5 Students at The Scots College Solve Natural Disaster Problems

    Students at Scots College are using Makers Empire 3D: Schools learning program to investigate ways to solve real life problems. For example, Grade 5 students at the school carried out a series of inquiry based investigations and experiments during their Science/HSIE unit on 'natural disasters'. The students identified types of natural disasters and explored the common...

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  • How STEM and 3D Printing can benefit regional communities

    In 2014, Makers Empire partnered with the South Australian education department (DECD) to pilot 3D printing in primary schools. This pilot included 18 schools in and around Mt Gambier and was steered by Education Director, Adam Box, and his colleague, Emma Handford, Business and Partnerships Manager. Makers Empire recently talked with Emma and Adam about their experiences...

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  • How North Adelaide Primary School used a gallery visit to inspire a 3D printing lesson

    If you are a teacher looking for authentic learning involving art and 3D printing, here is a great example shared by North Adelaide Primary School, one of our Lighthouse Schools. John Western, a teacher at North Adelaide Primary School, explains his class project: "My grade 4 class at North Adelaide Primary School visited the Art Gallery...

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  • Dalkeith Primary School Compares Makers Empire, Tinkercad and Thingiverse

    Not sure which 3D printing software to use in your K-8 classroom? Learn from the experience of teachers at Dalkeith PS, who recently compared Makers Empire, TinkerCAD and Thingiverse with interesting results. At Makers Empire, we're grateful to have a strong community of schools who use our Learning Program, who tell us exactly what works...

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  • How Maplewood Intermediate School students study the Space Station with 3D Printing

    At Maplewood Intermediate School in New York, Grade 5 students are using Makers Empire 3D printing program for a project about the International Space Station. Lisa Hatton is an experienced teacher at Maplewood Intermediate School. She has been working with grade 5 students for six years and is always looking for new ways to engage her students. Recently,...

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  • How St Stephens School is solving its community's real world problems with 3D printing

    St Stephens School's grade 6 students decided to tackle a real world problem using Makers Empire's 3D printing app and Learning Program to help their community. This kind of project based learning is not the same thing as doing 'projects': often, the emphasis is more on the processes that students follow and use. 3D design and printing...

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  • How Living Word Shanghai students use 3D printing to design real-world solutions

    Looking for new classroom ideas for 3D printing? Students at Living Word Shanghai identify real world problems around them to make the world a better place! Tammy Wang, Living World Shanghai School Grade 5 & 6 Program Director, explains, "We wanted the students to observe their world from their perspective and look for everyday problems society...

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  • New case study shows Makers Empire 3D improves students' spatial awareness

    Two Australian teachers, Graham Gordon and Ruth Cowe, recently set out to investigate the impact of 3D printing on a group of 50 5-7th grade students at Sturt Street Community School. They used mental rotation, cross-section and projection tests that are commonly used to assess spatial ability and aptitude into STEM degrees. These tests are also used...

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  • How Elanora State School students used Makers Empire to create stationery holders

    We were delighted to receive photos of some fantastic stationery holders from class 6G, made in the Makers Empire Blocker module. Great idea! See these and more great designs here: https://www.makersempire.com/designs/search/stationary. Design your own by downloading Makers Empire.                   [su_spacer size="40"] Makers Empire: Better Learning By Design Makers Empire helps...

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  • Australian & Iranian students collaborate in Makers Empire's first global design exchange

    Some exciting 3D designs recently made their way across the world when Year 5 students from Nima School, Tehran, Iran got together with some Year 6 students from St Michael's College in Adelaide, South Australia. If you would like to join this exciting program - sign up here! These 2 classes participated in Makers Empire's first...

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  • Yeshivat He'Atid creating the future in New Jersey

    New Jersey: At Yeshivat He'Atid, the 2nd and 3rd grade class of Teachers Robyn Adams and Sarah Koolyk explored spatial awareness through 3D design and 3D printing with Makers Empire. Yeshivat He’Atid is a yeshiva day school in Bergen County that is a leader in re-envisioning the classroom to incorporate 21st century educational approaches. The young and...

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  • ISA International School Guangzhou Makers Empire first lighthouse school in Guangzhou

    Nestled in Guangzhou's famous Redtory Arts complex is ISA International School Guangzhou. The school enjoys extended days from 8:30am to 5:00pm allowing students to enjoy a full enriched curriculum including sports, musical instruments and extra-curriculum. The school has also strengthened their unique creative and innovative environment in the Redtory Arts complex, by providing students the opportunity to utilize design...

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  • Living Word Shanghai China's first Makers Empire Lighthouse School

    We're proud to announce that Living Word Shanghai is Makers Empire's first Lighthouse School in Shanghai, China. Living Word Shanghai is a leading international school in Shanghai - visiting the school is a bit like wandering through a leading private school in the United States. Now their students are keeping in step with their peers abroad by incorporating 3D...

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  • Palisade Preparatory School students 3D design utensil for Garfield to eat Spaghetti

    Design thinking is a great tool to arm students to tackle problems they will face in the world. At Palisade Preparatory School in Yonkers Public Schools District, three classes of 7th graders arrived at their computing class with instructional technology teacher Nasser Ibrahim ready to think creatively and generate solutions to whatever problems they were about to be faced...

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  • Developing Spatial Awareness with Makers Empire

    Makers Empire is the easiest way for students to get started with 3D printing. But there are many other learning outcomes that can be achieved when students explore and design in our 3D design environment. Among these learning benefits, research tells us that experiences working in 3D design environments help students develop spatial awareness. Here are...

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  • Korean Gwangjin-gu Youth Center students learn 3D printing using Makers Empire

    Korean students as young as 10 and 11 years old are already preparing for their future careers as they learn about 3D printing at the Gwangjin-gu Youth Center. Teacher Mi Suk Kim, assisted by Min Ho Seo of 3DITEMS presented a 3D printing lesson to students using the Makers Empire 3D Printing Learning Program. Students enjoyed using the...

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  • Korean Kindergarten Kids learn 3D printing with Makers Empire

    The wonderful world of 3D printing has opened up for six-year-old students at the Eureka Kindergarten in Korea. Students enjoyed a comprehensive 3D printing lesson using the Makers Empire 3D Printing Learning Program. Kindergarten teacher Yoo Jeong Kim and Gun Woo Lim of 3DITEMS demonstrated the different modules in the Makers Empire app, including the Shaper, Character, Doodler and...

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  • Holland Patent Central School District in New York using Makers Empire

    At Holland Patent High School in New York, physics teacher Elizabeth Vanderhoer is teaching her students about nanotubes (cylindrical carbon molecules). Specifically, students are studying how nanotubes can be used to make sporting helmets better. Fortuitously, Holland Patent School is a participant in a statewide design and 3D printing pilot in New York in conjunction with Makers Empire, the New York...

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  • Dedicated American teachers explore 3D printing at the Erie-Catt Teacher Center

    It is the day before the Memorial Day long weekend break in the United States, it is after school and a group of teachers have come from across the district to learn about Makers Empire 3D design and printing Learning Program. Where is this commitment, passion and dedication to teaching taking place? At Erie-Catt Teacher Center at the Grover L....

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  • Newfield High School gathering STEAM with Makers Empire and 3D printing

    Newfield High School in New York is one of a huge number of schools across America seeking to  increase their students' participation in STEAM related subjects in fun and innovative ways. STEAM relocated subjects -- intertwining maths, science and art -- help students develop learning and problem solving skills that will be essential for their future work. Check out this...

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  • New York's Chateaugay Central School using Makers Empire 3D printing software

    Makers Empire recently ran a series of 3D design and printing classes at Chateaugay Central School in New York as part of a statewide 3D printing pilot in conjunction with the New York Institute of Technology and the New York State Teachers Center. Lap Leung, co-founder of Makers Empire, gave Chateaugay students a personal masterclass in...

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  • Watch how St Stephen's School uses 3D printing to enhance learning

    We love this video made by St Stephen's School that details how their teachers are using 3D printing -- and Makers Empire's 3D printing Learning Program -- to enhance student learning and engagement. Using the Makers Empire app to design and print out objects allows for a deeper understanding of the material being studied. Students find it enormously...

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  • 2 Australian schools using Makers Empire for innovative student collaboration

    We were recently thrilled to hear about two schools in Perth, Western Australia, who are working together to use the Makers Empire 3D printing app to engage their respective students in a truly ingenious and innovative way. To start with, year 1 Scotch College Perth and Presbyterian Ladies College (PLC Perth) students created and printed individual characters using the Makers Empire app and the school’s new...

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  • Korea's Mogun Middle School using Makers Empire's 3D printing software

    Mogun Middle School in Korea is one of the first schools in the country to teach its students how to design and print in 3D using Makers Empire's 3D design and printing Learning Program. With this initiative, Mogun Middle School are leading the way as South Korea’s Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning recently set in motion a...

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  • Makers Empire bringing 3D printing to Korea's Naeson Elementary School

    Are you ready for 3D printing? The students at Naeson Elementary School in Korea are! Makers Empire recently visited Naeson Elementary School where a class of 10 year old students were treated to a personal demonstration of designing and 3D printing using Makers Empire's 3D design app by co-founder Lap Leung. The students took it in...

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  • NY's Maplewood Intermediate School exploring 3D printing with Makers Empire

    "Please scan the QR code and research patents and inventions, Grade 5." When we first heard Maplewood Intermediate School teacher Lisa Hatton instructing her 10 year old students like this, we were impressed. It was not that long ago that some of us here at Makers Empire remember learning about patents and inventions as a subject for business, engineering and...

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  • Japanese version of Makers Empire a hit with special needs students at Fablab Shibuya, Tokyo

    A group of  Japanese school students with special needs recently trialled the new Japanese language version of Makers Empire's 3D design and printing app at Fablab Shibuya in Tokyo and declared it a resounding hit. During the one-hour 3D printing class run by Fablab teachers, the students used the Makers Empire app, iPads and Fablab 3D...

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  • 3 essential questions with 3D printing education expert Phil Cotton

    Today we’re pleased to bring you part two of a special, two-part interview with Phil Cotton, an award-winning 3D printing educator in the UK. (You can read part one here).  Phil teaches 3D printing in design and technology at Ladybridge High School in Manchester, runs 3D printing workshops at the University of Manchester for undergraduate...

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  • Makers Empire and DTSL bringing 3D printing to HK's Baptist Rainbow Primary School and Lee Kau Yan Memorial School

    Hong Kong parents have long seen education as a way to help secure a bright future for their children and their extended family. But in today's competitive job market, they expect schools to prepare their children not just for the jobs of today but for the jobs of tomorrow, too. Two innovative Hong Kong schools, Baptist Rainbow...

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  • The Scots College first in NSW to use Makers Empire's Learning Program

    The Scots College in Sydney is the very first school in NSW to teach 3D printing and design to its students using Makers Empire's 3D design and printing Learning Program. The Scots College have also joined Makes Empire's Lighthouse School program, becoming part of a select group of schools who receive advance access to new app, module and lesson plan updates. In...

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  • 3 essential questions with 3D printing education expert Phil Cotton

    Today we’re pleased to bring you part one of a special, two-part interview with Phil Cotton, an award-winning 3D printing educator in the UK. Phil teaches 3D printing in design and technology at Ladybridge High School in Manchester, runs 3D printing workshops at the University of Manchester for undergraduate teachers, is a learning consultant for the...

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  • Makers Empire Immanuel College Students with 3D printed designs

    Immanuel College exploring possibilities of 3D printing

    Late last year, Immanuel College in South Australia began teaching Makers Empire's cutting edge 3D design and printing app and Learning Program to its year seven students, giving them an innovative way to learn, design and manufacture. With its own Advanced Manufacturing Trade Training Centre and involvement in the annual Pedal Prix competition, Immanuel College has a strong history of being at the...

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  • Scotch College students learning 3D printing with Makers Empire

    Scotch College in Adelaide is one of the latest schools teaching its students 3D design and printing via the Makers Empire 3d design and printing Learning Program. This is a strategic move on the College's part as more and more schools are now using 3D design and printing to achieve significant learning outcomes for their students. Last year,...

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  • Gilles St Primary School use Maker Empire 3D printing app to brainstorm Adelaide Landmark 2040

    It is 2040 and Adelaide will have a new landmark. New York has its Statue of Liberty, Paris its Eiffel Tower, and London its Big Ben. What should Adelaide have? So we turned to the creative geniuses at Gilles St Primary School for their ideas about what kind of landmark would make Adelaide stand out. In preparation for their task at...

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  • 5YOs design and 3D print Hungry Caterpillar at North Adelaide Primary School

    Think 3D design and printing is complicated and difficult? Well, 5-7YO students at North Adelaide Primary School recently designed their own Hungry Caterpillars using Makers Empire 3D printing app.  The Very Hungry Caterpillar is one of the most beloved children's story so most of the students in the class were very familiar with it. The young students recalled how...

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  • Math Avatars delight at North Adelaide Primary School's 3D printing information session

    On 15th October, acting principal Rene Wavell of North Adelaide Primary School hosted a session for 30 educators to share their experiences with 3D printing using the Makers EmpireLearning Program and Innovation Systems printer management service. 30+ teachers, librarians and principals from nearby schools attended the session, reflecting the growing interest in 3D printing at the...

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  • St Stephen’s School takes first steps into 3D printing with Makers Empire

    Nestled in the northern suburbs of Perth with the city skyline and beautiful beaches as a backdrop, you will find St Stephen’s School. On 25th September 2014, St Stephen’s welcomed the Makers Empire team to share their expertise and experience with 3D design and printing. In doing so, it became the first school in Western Australia...

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  • Burnside Primary School embraces 3D printing with Makers Empire

    Burnside Primary School teachers are among the latest educators to skill themselves with 3D design & printing. On 28 August, 2014, Makers Empire held a session with Burnside Primary School teachers to introduce them to 3D design and printing and its current application in industry and education. Burnside Primary has a strong focus on ensuring...

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  • Virginia Primary School students study animal adaptation on Mars using Makers Empire's 3D printing app

    Virginia Primary School boasts a diverse school community with 66% of students originating from non-english speaking backgrounds. Additionally, there have been significant changes in the local area in recent times, with a large automative manufacturer closing down. Against this back drop, the school is determined to ensure its students can compete in tomorrow’s digital and technology economy. Ilia Tsoutouras, Principal of...

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  • QLD's Labrador State School leading the way with 3D printing

    Gold Coast is the home of Surfer’s Paradise and the next Commonwealth Games in 2018. You would be forgiven thinking that the city has just sporting DNA. However, amongst the sun, sand and surf you will find Labrador State School, the first school in Queensland to take the journey into the realm of design and...

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  • Visual Arts Educators explore 3D printing with Makers Empire

    Makers Empire recently had the pleasure of conducting a design and 3D printing workshop for leading Visual Arts Educators South Australia at their Winter Solice Conference. The workshop was designed to introduce 3D printing with the Makers Empire Learning Program to the art teachers. You don’t need to learn CAD or have expert computer skills with Makers Empire, making it ideal...

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  • Makers Empire brings 3D design and printing to Scotch College Adelaide

    A class of year 6 students at Scotch College in Adelaide were recently introduced to 3D design and printing by Makers Empire. Their design brief was to create a pendant and a belt buckle. In one lesson, the students, who had no prior CAD or design training, were able to fulfil the brief in less than 30...

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  • 3D printing session at Gilles St Primary School captures the imagination

     Gilles Street Primary School staff and students were recently introduced to the world of 3D printing and design via a Makers Empire Learning Program worship. The teachers analysed 3D printed objects up close, observed the surface of the objects and discussed the different materials used. They then got hands on with Makers Empire 3D design app exploring...

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  • Makers Empire introduces 3D printing to Pulteney Grammar School

    During the last few weeks the team at Makers Empire have been busy talking to schools about design and 3D printing. One of the schools we recently visited was Pulteney Grammar School in South Australia. The Makers Empire team were fortunate to present to a bright year 9 class and their inspiring teacher, Jarrod Johnson. It was great to...

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  • Pooraka Primary School teachers explore 3D printing with Makers Empire

    It was not even end of the first week of Term 2 but the teachers at Pooraka Primary School were already keeping a step ahead with technology: the teachers were skilling up in their knowledge of 3D Printing with a one-hour professional development session presented by Maker’s Empire. The session covered the history of 3D printing, what students...

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  • Recent designs and models created by children with Makers Empire

    Are you ready to see some designs and 3D models from our primary school pilot classes? These young students did not have to learn CAD style software to design in 3D - they created the following designs using the Makers Empire app on their school iPads during just one class! They then printed their designs using a 3D printer....

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  • Good Shepherd Lutheran Primary School take first steps into 3D printing

    Students at Good Shepherd Lutheran Primary School in the Barossa Valley added another tool to their student's learning: 3D Printing. The students can now create, visualise and communicate in 3D unlike ever before. Good Shepherd Lutheran Primary School is situated in Angaston in the Barossa Valley. It has a population of around 2,000 people and is...

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  • Westminster School surprises students with 3D printing session

    On Thursday 3 April 2014 at 11.00 am, a Year 7 class at Westminster School was expecting a regular ICT lesson with Preparatory School ICT Teacher Jon Dyer but little did they know he had a surprise installed for them: Jon Dyer had organised a two hour class for his students to get their very first...

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  • Maker’s Empire runs 3D printing pilot with North Adelaide Primary School

    This week at North Adelaide Primary School, students from grade 6 and 7 ventured into the new world of 3D Printing. For almost two hours, the students learned how to design and print an object in 3D. They also saw a 3D printer in action  --  printing their designs! -- and learned about what can...

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