Get ready for Hour of Code! This year for Hour of Code we have two ways to learn: block-based coding using MakeCode, or Python using our new, notebook-style interface. Additional features in this update include new Code Builder tools for content creators and lots of new Library content, including a new category for lessons on Equity and Inclusion.
THIS APP IS FOR SCHOOL USE: Do not download unless you have a Minecraft: Education Edition subscription and an Office 365 Education account. If you are not sure about your school’s subscription or the services you have access to, talk to your teacher or school IT administrator.
Minecraft: Education Edition is a game-based learning platform that promotes creativity, collaboration and problem-solving in an immersive digital environment. Educators around the world use Minecraft: Education Edition to engage students across subjects and bring abstract concepts to life.
Minecraft: Education Edition provides hundreds of standards-aligned lessons and STEM curricula, classroom-friendly features, how-to-play tutorials and inspiring build challenges.
“An excellent tool to engage students in learning, collaboration, and critical thinking is now more accessible than ever to teachers.” - Common Sense Media
SUPPORTS REMOTE, HYBRID AND IN-PERSON LEARNING
Designed for students of all learning styles in K-12 and higher education settings
Multiplayer feature with secure join codes enables students and educators to collaborate, create and problem solve together across learning environments and platforms
In-game coding and chemistry tools bring STEM to life
Immersive Reader helps students read and translate in-game text
Hundreds of free lessons and tutorials available for all users in the in-game Library
Special features allow for formative assessment, teacher controls and classroom collaboration
Online community of global Minecraft educators provides support and inspiration
LEARN WITH MINECRAFT ACROSS THE CURRICULUM
Learn how to code with Code Builder, which connects to MakeCode and Tynker
Build an in-game periodic table with the Chemistry Resource Pack
Explore more than 100 amazing Minecraft worlds to learn about marine biology, ancient history, space exploration and more
Features like the camera, book and quill and chalkboards help students document their work
3D export tool integrates with mixed reality and 3D printing tools
If you subscribe to Minecraft: Education Edition via iTunes:
Each Minecraft: Education Edition subscription lasts one year from date of purchase. The payment will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase. Your subscription will automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. If your subscription is set to auto-renew, your account will be charged within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period at the subscription price option you previously selected.
Turn off auto-renewal by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase. If you cancel after your subscription has activated, your account will not be refunded for the remaining active period of the subscription.
- September 05, 2018 Initial release
- December 31, 2018 New version 1.7.2
- January 24, 2019 New version 1.7.3
- March 28, 2019 New version 1.9
- August 17, 2019 New version 1.12
- September 30, 2019 New version 1.12.1
- November 12, 2019 New version 1.12.5
- July 15, 2020 New version 1.12.60
- October 23, 2020 New version 1.14.31
- November 12, 2020 New version 1.14.50