Microsoft today announced the availability of the full version of Minecraft: Education Edition. You can now buy it in 11 languages and 50 countries around the world. Since it was first announced last year, it was built with the help of more than 50,000 students and educators who participated in the early access program.
While many of these features launched with early access in June, the full version of Minecraft: Education Edition includes the much-anticipated Classroom Mode companion app, enabling educators to manage world settings, communicate with students, give items, and teleport students in the Minecraft world. It displays a map view of the Minecraft world, a list of all the students in the world, a set of world management settings and a chat window. There is even a Minecraft clock to show time of day in the world. Classroom Mode offers educators the ability to interact with students and manage settings from a central user interface.
Microsoft also said that they will continue to update Minecraft: Education Edition to include new game features from other editions of Minecraft. In the official version, available now, all the latest updates to Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition beta will be included, such as leads and horses, additional player skins, pistons and the remainder of Redstone functionality and an updated user interface. The complete version of Minecraft: Education Edition is now available to purchase for $5 per user, per year, or through a district-wide licensing model.
Downloading Minecraft: Education Edition to start playing.