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MinecraftEdu is a sandbox indie educational video game written in Java, developed by TeacherGaming, published by E-Line Media, and licensed by Mojang AB. It is meant as an educational version of Minecraft for classroom use.
In the beginning, MinecraftEdu was developed by TeacherGaming which were three developers and three teachers, located in the United States and Finland. Later, TeacherGaming expanded into a team of eight.
MinecraftEdu focuses on allowing the player to explore, interact with, and modify a dynamically-generated map made of one-cubic-meter-sized blocks. In doing so the student with the help of the teacher is supposed to learn a variety of subjects. The teacher can change settings to defy where students can place/destroy blocks and the world used on the server.
On January 19, 2016, Microsoft announced that they would be acquiring MinecraftEdu from TeacherGaming. At the same time, a new educational version of the game was announced: Minecraft: Education Edition has since launched to schools around the world.
Purchase and availability
MinecraftEdu can be purchased for $18 per student (24 or less) or $14 (25 or more) for the User license and $41 for the server license. The server license can be bought as a one-time purchase. Once purchased, the game can be played by downloading the launcher. MinecraftEdu Hosting Beta is also available for $20/month and does not require you to pay the server software license again.
- A Windows, Mac or Linux computer (desktop or laptop)
- 2 GB of RAM or greater
- Intel Pentium D, AMD Athlon or greater processor
- 200MB free hard disk space or more
- Java 6 Release 45 or later (including Java 7 and 8)
- CPU: Intel Core i3 or AMD Athlon II (K10) 2.8 GHz
- RAM: 4GB
- GPU: GeForce 2xx Series or AMD Radeon HD 5xxx Series (Excluding Integrated Chipsets) with OpenGL 3.3
- HDD: 1GB
- Latest release of Java 8 from java.com
- Minecraft Release 1.6 or newer. Older versions will need to be updated to current versions
- Please note that some users experience issues playing Minecraft while using a mismatched version of Java for their operating system (32 or 64 bit), while using certain versions of Java 7, or while multiple versions of Java are installed.
As of April 5, 2016, MinecraftEdu is no longer for sale. However, customers that have already purchased MinecraftEdu licenses may continue to use MinecraftEdu. Since then, MinecraftEdu no longer receives new updates from TeacherGaming, and Microsoft will not be supporting MinecraftEdu. However, worlds built in MinecraftEdu will not port over to Minecraft: Education Edition.
The objective of the game remains the same as regular Minecraft, where players can build virtual realities in a sandbox-like environment. However, MinecraftEdu also has the goal of an educational use to teach a variety of subjects.
Blocks / Items
These IDs are in the namespaced ID format, with their
mcedu namespace omitted.
|Information block||When right clicked, it opens a menu with text that a teacher can write.|
|Spawn Block||Defines the spawn of the world when placed by teacher. The last spawn block placed will determine the spawn.|
|Border block||Used to define the area students can play in. Students cannot go over, under, or through it.|
|Build allow block||Allows students to build above the block even if the world is set to disallow building.|
|Build disallow block||Disallows students to build above the block even if the world is set to allow building.|
|Big Sign||A three block wide sign. When you place a sign it will give you a choice if you would like a small or big sign.|
|Information sign||Decorative. Used to draw students attention to important things.|
|Foundation block||Measures distance to other foundation blocks.|
|Teleport block||Used to teleport large distances to the location you set in the world.|
|Home Block||Used to teleport players to their home.|
|Block Inspector||Displays the name of the block you are looking at on screen.|
(Can open by pressing M or P on older versions)
|Spectate Mode||When enabled, makes you invisible to others.|
|Creative Mode (Self)||When enabled, double-tap space to fly, unlimited blocks in inventory, destroy blocks instantly.|
|Movement speed||Adjust how fast you walk or fly.|
|Gamemode||MinecraftEdu, Survival and Creative|
|Difficulty||Peaceful, Easy, Normal, Hard|
|Allow Fire & TNT||When enabled, fire can burn objects and spread, TNT can detonate and explode.|
|Allow Weather Effects||When enabled, rain and snow storms may accur randomly.|
|Generate Structures||When enabled, structures and buildings are created when world is being generated.|
|Allow Other Dimensions||When enabled, players can travel to other dimensions like nether and the end.|
|Allow Animals||When enabled, peaceful animals will spawn.|
|Allow Villagers||When enabled, villagers will spawn.|
|Allow Monsters||When enabled, monsters will be generated and may attack players.|
|Enable PvP||When enabled, players can engage in combat with and injure one another.|
|Allow Student Respawning||When enabled, students can teleport themselves back to the spawn location using a button on the student menu.|
|Allow Student Surfacing||When enabled, students can teleport themselves to back to the surface directly above their heads using a button on student menu.|
|Students Can Build||When enabled, students can place or destroy blocks anywhere except on top of Build Disallow Blocks.|
|Freeze Students||When enabled, students cannot move, destroy blocks or place blocks.|
|Mute Students||When enabled, students cannot use the in-game chat.|
|Keep Inventory||When enabled, users don't lose their inventory content on death.|
|Students Can Always Fly||When enabled, students can fly in any gamemode.|
- MinecraftEdu comes with a tutorial world that teachers may select from the server menu, that goes through the basics of controls, placing/destroying blocks, teacher options, and more.
- ComputerCraftEdu come prepackaged with MinecraftEdu and is an educational version of ComputerCraft made by TeacherGaming and Dan200(Author of ComputerCraft), meant to teach students how to code inside of Minecraft.
- Instead of having customizable skins, the student picks their skin from one of the many default skins that come with MinecraftEdu (in addition to Steve and Alex) when first joining a server or creating a world.
- MinecraftEdu website
- Old MinecraftEdu website (now redirect to education.minecraft.net)
- Teacher Gaming website
- E-Line Media website
- ComputerCraftEdu website