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Minecraft: Education Edition

What is Minecraft: Education Edition?

Minecraft is a game-based learning platform with standards-aligned content across K12 subjects and special features designed for classroom use.

Minecraft is already supporting thousands of educators in over 100 countries. Minecraft offers educators a transformative way to engage students using Minecraft, and ignite their passion for learning!

  • Student engagement
  • Collaboration
  • Creative exploration
  • Tangible learning outcomes

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Why should you use Minecraft in the classroom?

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of teachers surveyed cited problem solving as the top skill their students learn from Minecraft.1


of teachers using digital games reported improvement in student numeracy and computational thinking.1


of jobs in growth industries require soft skills.1

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Immersive Stem Learning

Through project-based lessons, students build critical 21st century skills like collaboration, creative problem solving and digital citizenship.

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Classroom-Friendly Features

A set of tutorials and game features brings subjects to life in Minecraft: Education Edition and supports educators in classroom management and formative assessment.

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Creativity and Innovation

From computer science to mixed reality, Minecraft: Education Edition provides endless opportunities for exploration, storytelling and digital learning.

See Minecraft in action

"Skype makes global learning possible while empowering students to play a part in solving some of the world’s problems. These teachers are taking their students on the ultimate field trip with Skype and inspiring them to make a difference."

John Miller
Middle School English Teacher, California

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