Minecraft: Education Edition is an open world game that promotes creativity, collaboration, and problem solving in an immersive environment where the only limit is your imagination.

Educators, administrators, and students at eligible academic institutions can try Minecraft: Education Edition for free.

Student-Centered Learning

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EDUCATORS

By using Minecraft as a platform for learning, educators can motivate and inspire every student to achieve more, and ignite a passion for learning. Get started by joining an active community of educators passionate about making learning exciting, engaging and effective.

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ADMINISTRATORS

In Minecraft, students learn digital citizenship concepts, clear communication techniques, and inclusive approaches to teamwork to achieve shared goals – skills that prepare them for their futures. Educators can map their projects and activities in Minecraft directly to specific learning outcomes and curriculum standards.

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FAMILIES

Children learn naturally through a combination of observation, trial-and-error, and play-based practice. An open learning environment like Minecraft encourages independence and self-direction, allowing students the freedom to experiment and challenge themselves.

Why Minecraft in Education?

Student Engagement

Students live in a digital world already. Minecraft: Education Edition is a way to bring the classroom and curriculum to them. Minecraft: Education Edition is the same game many students enjoy and play, but with some additional capabilities to enable student collaboration in the classroom, and support educators to deliver lessons and learning activities.

Collaboration

Minecraft: Education Edition is designed for students to play together – whether that’s working in teams to solve a problem, or collaborating as an entire class to go through learning activities and master challenges within the game. Having students engage in collaborative work teams and learning environments that foster cooperation in the classroom will help prepare them for their futures.

Creative Exploration

Children learn naturally through a combination of observation, trial-and-error, and play-based practice. An open learning environment like Minecraft encourages independence and self-direction, allowing students the freedom to experiment and challenge themselves. Much like real-life, there are no step-by-step instructions – students must try, fail, and try again to achieve the result they want.

Tangible Learning Outcomes

Learning-by-doing in Minecraft teaches students independence and perseverance, giving them great satisfaction and sense of accomplishment when they can demonstrate their knowledge. And because Minecraft: Education Edition is a flexible platform for learning, educators are able to map student activities directly to specific learning outcomes and curriculum standards.

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Minecraft is already making a lasting impact on education. Stay up to date with news about Minecraft: Education Edition and the innovative educators changing the way students learn each day.

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#ISTE2016

There will be a variety of events scheduled before and during ISTE this year in Denver. We look forward to joining with educators to play, craft, and learn together. Note that some events require an application to reserve your spot. We look forward to seeing you.READ MORE

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EARLY ACCESS

Today, we are excited to announce the release of Minecraft: Education Edition early access for educators around the world. The early access version of Minecraft: Education Edition gives educators a chance to install and try an early version of the product for free.

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HOUR OF CODE

Starting with Computer Science Education Week, tens of millions of students completed the Minecraft Hour of Code tutorial. We have also prepared some additional resources for educators and students. READ MORE

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