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Resources for Teachers

We’re committed to ensuring that teachers achieve powerful student learning with 3D printing so we’ve designed comprehensive resources to help.

After all, you shouldn’t have to be an expert to be able to use 3D printing and design as an authentic teaching tool in the classroom.

Our high quality teacher resources are designed to guide, support and inspire you throughout your entire 3D printing experience.

Whether you’re a K-8 classroom teacher, a STEM/STEAM Teacher, a Technology Teacher, a Technology Integration Specialist, a Visual Arts/Design Teacher or Design Thinking Teacher, you’ll find Makers Empire offers endless authentic learning opportunities to suit your specific teaching needs.

Moreover, Makers Empire is ideal for differentiated instruction and assessment as every child can learn and succeed to their own ability and at their own pace.

Over 130 Lesson Plans

Makers Empire’s resources for teachers include over 130 lesson plans aligned to the Australian and Amercian curricula. Lesson plans have been created by experienced classroom teachers and can be searched by grade, subject, theme and language. Use lesson plans as they are are, modify them to suit your specific needs or create your own using the Lesson Plan Builder.

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Teacher’s Dashboard

The Teacher’s Dashboard makes managing multiple teacher, class and student accounts simple. In the Teacher’s Dashboard you can:

  • set up classes and add student accounts
  • view, like and comment on designs
  • download designs for 3D printing.
  • access online training and PD
  • Browse lesson plan library
  • Watch video guides and tutorials
  • Review student performance

School Case Studies

Makers Empire regularly interviews teachers who are using Makers Empire in the classroom in interesting, inspiring and innovative ways. We then create case studies for our blog, where we share their experiences and lessons learned with our global teaching community. Reading about a colleague’s 3D printing journey is a great way to discover new ways to use 3D printing with Makers Empire to enhance student learning.

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Thought Leadership

Makers Empire is leading the way in terms of complete 3D solutions for schools. We’ve worked with thousands of teachers and hundreds of thousands of students so we understand what works and what doesn’t. We strongly believe in sharing our expertise so we regularly update our blog with informative and useful posts about design thinking, growth mindsets, 21st century skills, encouraging STEM learning and pedagogy.
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3D Printing Tips

We know how busy teachers are so we’ve made the 3D printing process as easy as possible by providing 3D printer training, tips and guides for schools. Watch a step-by-step video, explore our comprehensive Knowledgebase or speak to one of our tech experts to troubleshoot a problem.

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Measuring student performance and engagement can be complicated so we like to make it as simple as possible. Our school analytics cover student activity, engagement and effort so you can see how your students are performing week after week.

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