Mojang announced in January that the team is working on a new Minecraft version for education. Minecraft: Education Edition was a program meant to improve children’s creativity through a form of entertainment.
The program was primarily created to aid “educators” in their pursuit to teach kids with different educational materials. While the game’s beta version was first reported to be available last month, the developers have released the early access version, which has features that aren’t available in any other Minecraft version.
Minecraft Education Edition has add-on features like an in-game camera that allows educators and students to capture their experience. The game also has basic models like chalkboard to give the game a classroom look.
“We’ve really thought about this thing, and tailored it to maximize student’s brain-power all across the globe,” Mojang said in a statement posted on their official website. The early access can be downloaded by anyone, but it was primarily released for educators to learn the program themselves and understand its priority in the current education system.
The official post has provided a step-by-step instruction to successfully install the program. Click here to know more. According to The Verge, Microsoft will start licensing of the program and will be priced at $1- $5 per student for a year. The title will be available for free until September for teachers to get a hang of it.
We believe it’s affordable as it’s a program meant to aid and be an educational material in the classroom.
Mojang seems to have released this early access to receive feedback from users and eventually decide on what stays and what goes from the program. To download the early access version click here.