Education Edition exclusive features

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This is the list of features that are available exclusively to the Education Edition. This is comparison between the Bedrock Edition and Education Edition.

General[edit]

  • Tutorial worlds
    • Guide players on in-game navigation, crafting, and placing or breaking blocks.
    • Include the World of Chemistry
  • Lessons
    • Downloadable from education.minecraft.net
  • 3D Exporting
    • Allow players to use their creations in the real world and share them via Remix 3D
  • Classroom Mode
    • A companion app for Minecraft that shows a high-level map view of the world, a list of all the students, the ability for a teacher to teleport students, and a chat window to communicate.
    • It is provided for Educators who may want to observe student activity without being in the game, and is not needed for students to play.
  • Code Connection
    • An extension that allows educators and students to explore, create, and play in an immersive Minecraft world – all by writing code.
  • Easy Classroom Collaboration
    • An entire classroom of up to thirty (30) students can play in a world together with no separate server setup required.
    • Students can work together in pairs or groups simply by joining their classmates’ world.
  • Simple, Secure sign-in
    • Individual student and teacher logins with Office 365 Education accounts ensure data privacy & security while playing Minecraft: Education Edition.

Commands[edit]

Blocks & Items[edit]

  • Element Constructor
    • It allows the creation of elements based on their atomic structure with sliders to choose the number of protons, neutrons and electrons.
    • There are 118 elements from the Periodic Table as well as over 400 stable isotopes.
  • Compound Creator
    • Add elements to the grid and the resulting compound will appear to use
    • There are over 30 compounds that can be created with this tool – from luminol and hydrogen peroxide to charcoal and soap.
  • Lab Table
  • Material Reducer
    • It reduces a block to its component elements, providing a useful way to explore the elements that make up our environment.
    • Since some blocks in Minecraft do not exist in the natural world, there is a “?” element for these as well to encourage curiosity of learners.
  • Speciality blocks
  • Camera
    • Allows students to take screenshots of their work.
  • Portfolio
    • Allow students to document the development of their projects.
  • Chalkboard
    • Allow creators to communicate learning goals, provide additional information and give explicit instructions within the game.
    • It comes in three different sizes – Slate (1×1), Poster (2×1), and Board (2×3).

Mobs & Entities[edit]

  • Non-Player Characters
    • Act as a guide for students in the game, giving instruction, providing more information, and also allowing educators to insert an active web link to additional references.