The people behind Makers Empire believe that every child can make their world better. Their mission is to help children become creators, innovators and problem solvers so they can adapt and thrive in a dynamic world.
To realize this goal, they make the world’s easiest to use 3D design software, Makers Empire 3D, which is is the cornerstone of their 3D learning program and courses for elementary, primary and middle schools.
With Makers Empire, K-8 educators can employ 3D technology to teach Project-Based Learning, Design Thinking, STEM and 21st-century learning skills. They equip educators with the tools, resources and support they need to embrace creativity and making in education for improved student performance, engagement and learning.
They currently work with 1000+ schools, 18,000+ educators and 1 million students in forty countries around the world. They’ve successfully delivered to groups of 200+ schools in Australia, the USA and the Middle East. Their offerings and methods were the subject of a 12-month research study by Sydney’s Macquarie University, examining how maker activities using Makers Empire’s 3D technology could enhance learning and teaching outcomes in primary schools.
The research study report revealed that Makers Empire 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. The company recently won as part of The EdTech Awards 2020 a Cool Tool Award for Best Maker/DIY Tools Solution.