Meet Minecraft Education

17 Jan 2023 Minecraft Education Banner

It’s a new year, and change is in the air!

After six years, we have a new name and a new logo. We are now Minecraft Education!

We are a game-based learning platform set in the Minecraft universe. Alongside our global community of educators, we’re working to bring the power of play to classrooms around the world, sparking creative, inclusive learning that prepares students to be future changemakers. Our new look is about the future of learning: it’s bright, it’s fun, and it’s blocky!

Minecraft Education in-game main menu

Minecraft Education was initially inspired by a group of innovative educators who saw promise in using the limitless world of Minecraft in their classrooms. Our growing community continues to show us all why play belongs in the classroom, and how game-based learning helps students thrive. Since our launch in 2016, we have seen the platform used in more ways than we could have imagined, from helping students learn to code, engineer sustainable cities, discover indigenous culture, explore accessibility, and use build challenges to design inclusive rugby stadiums and spark real-world climate action.

“Game-based learning is a powerful way to meet students where they are, across subjects and learning styles,” said Allison Matthews, Head of Minecraft Education. “We believe in a future generation that solves problems together with empathy and creativity, using skills they learned through play. I'm excited for this next chapter and to see how our community builds a better world with Minecraft.”

Two girls using Minecraft Education on their tablets

It has been a busy 6 years since our launch, and we couldn't have done it without the support and inspiration of educators worldwide! Now millions of educators and students in 115 countries teach and learn with Minecraft Education.

Starting with our new name and logo, we will be updating our brand over the coming months. We will continue to use the hashtag #MinecraftEdu on social media.

Stay with us on this block-tastic journey, because when it comes to the future of learning, there’s everything to play for!