What is Minecraft Education?


Illustration defining Minecraft Education as: game-based learning that students love, drives social-emotional and STEM learning, security, multiplayer, and assessment features, immersive, standards-aligned, and engaging content across subjects, available for Windows, Mac, iPad, and Chromebook via Office 365 Education and Microsoft 365.

Minecraft Education is a game-based learning platform that builds skills, unleashes creativity, and engages students in collaboration and problem-solving.

K-12 and higher education educators use Minecraft Education to teach a range of subjects, including reading, language arts, writing, history, chemistry, computer science, and math. Minecraft can map lessons onto learning outcomes driven by curriculum standards.

"We owe it to our students to bring what they’re passionate about into the classroom."

— Chris Aviles, Fairhaven Schools, New Jersey

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