Microsoft is expanding Minecraft Education to Chromebooks to ensure more students will be able to learn key STEM skills from home this year as teachers prepare for the coming school year and work to increase student engagement in distance and mixed learning models. Since the launch of Minecraft Education in November 2016, thousands of teachers in more than 115 countries have used Minecraft Education to inspire students to learn STEM, tell stories, explore history, and solve problems in the classroom or at home.
The latest update to Minecraft Education for Chromebooks includes all new features released on other devices, such as Windows 10, MacOS and iPad versions. In a specially designed World of Minecraft, there are 11 new STEM courses that help students learn about bees and pollination, bees and foxes, and new abilities to build hives and honey blocks.
Certified Minecraft instructors and Microsoft innovation education experts offer free online training that uses features such as in-game coding, multiplayer and immersive readers. Minecraft Education provides a unique learning experience, meeting students in familiar gaming environments, and providing learning content and opportunities to inspire their creativity.
For teachers and parents, there are many resources for distance learning to help them deploy Minecraft Education for the upcoming school year in the classroom and at home. Microsoft offers Minecraft Education that currently allows you to try a coding course or try the full class version for free.