Comparison with Minecraft Education Edition#

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2023-03-19 08:00:01

Minecraft Education Edition (MC EE) is a separate version of Minecraft that is designed for use in schools. It provides an in game editor for making python, javascript or scratch code to create in and interact with Minecraft worlds.

When I started working on MCIWB, I took a brief look at MC EE. But dismissed it as out of date and not well supported. That was a mistake. The Hacker News discussion here encouraged me to take another look.

The main reason for dismissing MC EE was that it was a paid subscription only available to schools. However I found that I was able to quite easily get a “commercial” license for around £10 per year. This is good value for money given the amount of content that is available. See the DIRECT PURCHASE option at

Once you have the license there is a whole raft of education content available, not just coding. The lessons run inside of the Minecraft worlds in which you can explore and interact with the content. Here is a link to the lessons available

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