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FAQ: Getting started with Minecraft Education
What is Minecraft Education?
Minecraft Education is a version of the popular open-world game, Minecraft, specifically designed for education.
How is Minecraft Education different than the game, Minecraft?
Minecraft Education is a special version of the game developed specifically for educational use. This version adds features and controls for classrooms, specialty blocks and communication tools, and a tutorial for first-time educator use. Check out the Features of Minecraft: Education Edition, and bookmark our What's New to see what changes, updates, and fixes have been added lately.
How is Minecraft Education different than MinecraftEDU?
MinecraftEDU is a modified version of Minecraft developed for schools and sold by a company called TeacherGaming. MinecraftEDU is no longer supported. If you are interested in starting a trial of Minecraft Education, you can get started here.
What are the minimum technical requirements for the Minecraft Education software?
You can find the technical requirements in Supported Platforms for Minecraft: Education Edition.
How do I tell what version I am on? How can I update?
You can see your version number in the lower right-hand corner of the start screen. In order to update to the latest version, you can run a standard update on your machine. If you encounter difficulties with upgrading, please contact your IT admin on how to best proceed.
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