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STEM students embrace 3D technology

16 June 2017

About 50 South Australian primary schools are taking part in the nation’s first large scale roll-out of 3D printing technology.

Education Minister Susan Close saw the technology first-hand when she visited Grange Primary School today.

This is a joint initiative between the State Government, public schools and Makers Empire, and is designed to engage students in STEM using 3D technology.

With professional learning support from Makers Empire and using their software, teachers from each school learn how to use 3D technology to develop students’ critical, creative, design thinking and STEM skills.

Makers Empire is a global educational technology company, headquartered in Adelaide.

Its world-first 3D printing learning program — Makers Empire 3D for Schools — contains everything schools need to introduce 3D printing to the classroom with 3D printing lesson plans, a teacher’s dashboard, professional development and analytics.

The schools taking part are:

  • Allendale East Area School
  •  Augusta Park Primary School
  •  Birdwood Primary School
  •  Blakeview Primary School
  •  Burton Primary School
  •  Carlton School
  •  Clare Primary School
  •  Colonel Light Gardens Primary School
  •  Cowell Area School
  •  Craigburn Primary School
  •  Crystal Brook Primary School
  •  East Para Primary School
  •  East Torrens Primary School
  • Flinders View Primary School
  •  Forbes Primary School
  •  Frances Primary School
  •  Gilles Street Primary School
  •  Grange Primary School
  •  Hackham East Primary School
  •  Hackham West R-7 School
  •  Largs Bay School
  •  Lobethal Primary School
  •  Lonsdale Heights Primary School
  •  Marion Primary School
  •  McLaren Vale Primary School
  •  Meningie Area School
  •  Miltaburra Area School
  •  Mount Barker Primary School
  •  Mount Pleasant Primary School
  •  Mundulla Primary School
  •  Nailsworth Primary School
  •  Naracoorte Primary School
  •  O'Sullivan Beach Primary School
  •  Padthaway Primary School
  •  Parkside Primary School
  •  Playford Primary School
  •  Pooraka Primary School
  •  Quorn Area School
  •  Salisbury North R-7 School
  •  Settlers Farm Campus R-7
  •  Snowtown Primary School
  •  Springton Primary School
  •  Stirling East Primary School
  •  Stirling North Primary School
  •  Torrensville Primary School
  •  Wallaroo Mines Primary School
  •  Woodend Primary School
  •  Woodside Primary School
  •  Yankalilla Area School