Earlier this year, we announced Minecraft: Education Edition, a new version of Minecraft designed to help kids learn real good and make better brain-words about stuff. We’re pleased to say a Beta program will launch this May, involving over 100 schools from 30 countries all around the world. Then, in June, we’ll launch an early access program for teachers to download and try for free. Those lucky things!
Since 2011, we’ve been working with profs, boffins and other cleverclogs to bring classroom subjects to life using Minecraft - and not just essential topics like ocelot domestication and Nether portal design, but useful things like geometry, coding, architecture, ancient history and electrical engineering. The new Education Edition hopes to make that even smoother, using feedback from the Beta and early access period to fine-tune the controls teachers need to create an even richer learning environment.
When it launches, Minecraft: Education Edition early access will be available in 11 languages and 41 countries, and released on the hot new operating systems, Win 10 and OS X El Capitan. Gold stars all round!
Find out more on the Education Edition blog.
Marsh - @marshdavies