At the press event in NYC earlier this month, Microsoft announced Minecraft’s new Code Builder extension that will help students to learn advanced coding skills using Tynker, Scratch, and more. Code Builder for Minecraft is a new feature that allows educators and students to write code to explore, create, and learn in a Minecraft world. Today, Microsoft announced the general availability of Code Builder along with updates to both in-game features and Classroom Mode.
Minecraft: Education Edition updates include Command Blocks that allow players to attach Minecraft commands to activated blocks within the game. It allows students to create teleport stations, give items, change the weather, and more. Microsoft is also releasing a new update for Classroom mode. You can install the updated Classroom Mode which includes new controls for weather, destructive items like lava & TNT, mobs, muting chat and immutable world.
Microsoft is also giving away one-year subscription for Minecraft: Education Edition with qualifying Windows 10 device purchases, learn more about this on the offer page here.