Back in September Microsoft announced that the Minecraft: Education Edition would be released on the 1st of November, and sure enough it has. For those who are interested in checking it out, the game has been finally made available ever since it entered into development last January.
So what’s the difference between Minecraft and the Education Edition? At the core of the game, it is still pretty much the same game that all gamers have access to. One of the key differences is that it comes with tools to help make it easier for teachers to teach their students with, such as seeing where students are on the map, teleporting, giving students resources, and so on.
The idea behind the Education Edition is that Microsoft is hoping that the game will be able to keep their students engaged so that it can also be used to help teach other subjects. For example educators can create their own worlds, so if you’re trying to teach students about history, you can try recreating a scene in history within the game.
Now whether or not teachers will have the time to actually make these worlds themselves is a different story, which means that hopefully there will be companies or developers who don’t mind creating it for them for a fee.