MinecraftEdu is a version of Minecraft designed by teachers for classroom use. It contains many additions to the original game that make it more useful and appropriate in a school setting. Many lessons and activities are available for free, and there is a vibrant, active teacher community exploring uses of the game. So how is MinecraftEdu different from Minecraft? See the comparison for a quick glance, or dive deeper with an extensive list of the additional features such as custom blocks and the teacher menu.
Getting Started with MinecraftEdu
Feeling overwhelmed? Don't worry, everything you need to get started with MinecraftEdu is described on this page. Before you can start using MinecraftEdu, you need to purchase necessary server and user licenses.
Teaching with MinecraftEdu
Since late 2011, MinecraftEdu has made its way to thousands of classrooms around the world. It has been used to teach all kinds of skills and subjects from math to foreign languages to social justice to fair trade. Here you will find some resources and examples about using MinecraftEdu in your classroom.
Take the Experience Further
So you have setup your server, connected clients, and played for hours with the tutorial world. It's now time to step it up even more. Peek under the hood, and take a look at how to bring MinecraftEdu to another level!
We know that sometimes performing tasks in Minecraft or MinecraftEdu can sometimes be complicated and daunting. So here you will find a series of step-by-step guides for doing common and some uncommon tasks with MinecraftEdu.
MinecraftEdu is under active development and changes to the software can be viewed from the Changelog page.