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  • Minecraft Education Portal: Teach Your Kids with Minecraft!

    Do your kids (or the kids you teach) love Minecraft?  While it might seem counter intuitive to bring video games into the classroom (kids are addicted to their phones enough as it is) Minecraft thinks it has something to offer teachers with its “Minecraft in Education” portal. While not a TON of details about the program have been unveiled yet, teachers can sign up on the program’s website to stay updated, and right now, their landing page boasts: “Minecraft in education is a way to teach, learn and inspire. It’s students visiting ancient civilizations to create and play out their

  • I Am a Grown Adult and I Really Want to Go To the LegoLand Hotel

    I am proud to disclose that everyone who works at 16Hertz is, in fact, an adult.  A legally employable adult. Go us! HOWEVER. I am equally proud to disclose that everyone at 16Hertz loves Lego.  What’s not to love?  Not only are Lego’s fun and educational, the Lego brand has been notoriously supportive of the Maker Movement and of bringing hands-on learning to schools.   You can use Legos to build a ridiculous amount of cool stuff (as seen below).   But despite the amazing creations people have made with Legos, we’re aware that the brand mostly markets children. Thus, the

  • Arkansas Becomes First State to Mandate Computer Science Education

    Last year, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson ran on an aggresively pro-STEM education platform, promising voters a boost in computer science courses in public and charter schools.  WIRED magazine reports today that Arkansas has become the first state in the union to legally mandate that public and charter schools have computer science offerings for their students.  That’s right – the very first. Hutchinson isn’t a coder himself.  But he’s aware that many of the fastest growing, highest paying jobs are in computer science, and he wants Arkansas residents to be competitive. “Whether you’re looking at manufacturing and the use of robotics or the