This article explains how to move around with the most common interface for Minecraft: Education Edition, a keyboard and mouse. We encourage you to bookmark or print out this page while you are learning how to play, you’ll likely want to refer to it often.
Moving around Minecraft
When on the ground, you will crouch down and sneak. When in the air (creative mode), you will fly downwards.
Pick block (Places a copy of the target block in your Hotbar – Creative Mode Only)
Use item/place block
Other handy buttons
Returns you to the menu and then back to the game.
Drops the item you are carrying.
Opens the chat window. (Press RETURN to send message)
Opens the chat window with a / already typed. This is handy to quickly enter commands.
Selects the appropriate slot in the Hotbar.
If you have a fixed inventory slot it will cycle through the selections. To read more about fixed inventories and how to use them, check out our upcoming article on commands.
Toggles the interface visibility. This is handy when you want to take a screenshot.
Changes your player perspective. Minecraft has the following perspectives to select from:
First person perspective
Third person, back view
Third person, front view
If these keyboard settings are non-intuitive, you can change them. You can also see how to move around with a controller, a touch interface, or modify any or all of these settings:
Learning to Play Minecraft: Education Edition
Updated November 20, 2017