Minecraft: Education Edition is Out Now
Minecraft is cool block building game, but can it be used an educational tool? Apparently, the developers of the game think so! Minecraft: Education Edition is out now.
Minecraft: Education Edition is now available. If you are a teacher or a student, you will want to know about this. It sounds pretty interesting!
Here are the details via an e-mail we received about the game:
” Today, we are excited to announce that Minecraft: Education Edition is now available for purchase in more than 50 countries around the world.
Minecraft: Education Edition was built with the help of more than 50,000 students and educators who participated in our early access program and provided valuable feedback to help us fine-tune the experience across a diverse set of learning environments.
While many of these features launched with early access in June, the full version of Minecraft: Education Edition includes the much-anticipated Classroom Mode companion app, enabling educators to manage world settings, communicate with students, give items, and teleport students in the Minecraft world. It displays a map view of the Minecraft world, a list of all the students in the world, a set of world management settings and a chat window. There is even a Minecraft clock to show time of day in the world. Classroom Mode offers educators the ability to interact with students and manage settings from a central user interface.
The complete version of Minecraft: Education Edition is now available to purchase for $5 per user, per year, or through a Microsoft education volume licensing discount.
Those new to using Minecraft in the classroom can check out the updated education.minecraft.net, which includes more lesson plans, a place for educators to collaborate and the Minecraft Mentors program that connects educators with others experienced in teaching with Minecraft.”
What do you think of Minecraft: Education Edition?