Create. Connect. Collaborate.

MinecraftEdu is a school-ready remix of the original smash hit game Minecraft, played by over 30 million people worldwide. We provide discounted Minecraft licenses to educational institutions, a custom edition of the game with features designed especially for classroom use and lead hands-on learning programs.

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Made by teachers for teachers, fine-tuned for the classroom.

Up to 50% off
Full Price

Qualifying educational institutions receive significant discounts.

Simple setup &

A whole class can play together in minutes.

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In early 2011, teachers in Finland and the United States were exploring ways to engage students with a new game called Minecraft. The potential was huge, but teachers like Joel Levin (@MinecraftTeachr) and Santeri Koivisto (@Aalvisto) realized the need to develop a special version of the game just for education.


Development Blog

There is also a development blog ( where Aleksi and Toni share their thoughts about the development and post progress updates.

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Recent News

This week we have a few updates we wanted to share! Many of these items were covered in this month’s MinecraftEdu Newsletter. If you don’t receive the MinecraftEdu Newsletter, signing up is as easy as filling out the form on the bottom of the main page of!


Tour Wrap Up!

The TeacherGaming tour is wrapping up this month in Finland with National Game Day! It’s been a great tour, and Santeri and Mikael have been keeping a blog of their adventures throughout schools and workshops in Europe! If you’re interested in what they’ve been up to, you can check out their tour blog here - Stay tuned for a wrap up post coming soon this month to MinecraftEdu Blog.


Mac / Java Update Issues

Recently there have been some compatibility issues with new versions of MinecraftEdu, Java and a OS X. At this time, both 1.6.4 and 1.7.10 versions of MinecraftEdu have been updated to work with Java 8. If you have updated to Java 8 and want to use MinecraftEdu, all you need to do is update or redownload your MinecraftEdu installations. (Remember to backup your files!)

Also recently, the Yosemite update to OS X has required Mac users to take an extra step to run the MinecraftEdu Launcher. Yosemite requires some older parts of Java to work correctly with Mac OS X, but fortunately, they make them available for download from Apple. The first time you try to run your MinecraftEdu Launcher, OS X will prompt you with a dialog box. Press ‘More Info…’ to be directed to the appropriate installation files from Apple.


1.7.10 Stable Build 11

Has dropped! Download it today from the Members Area or directly with your MinecraftEdu launcher. This build included mostly bugfixes and some updates preparing for some planned features. For more information and documented changes you can find the changelog here !

MinecraftEdu LIVE - Next Session!

The next session of MinecraftEdu LIVE is scheduled for November 15th, at 6 PM UTC. (Click here to see what time it starts in your timezone) This session’s topic will be all about Command Blocks. We will be covering how you can use Command Blocks in your worlds and giving some tips on usage. Click here for more information about when and where to watch.


MinecraftEdu Featured Educator

A couple weeks ago we kicked off a monthly series showcasing educators working with students using MinecraftEdu. Each month, we want to spotlight one teacher’s journey with MinecraftEdu in the classroom.

For our first installment, we are featuring an educator near and dear to us. Shane Asselstine was an early adopter of MinecraftEdu, and he has continued to be a valuable contributor to the MinecraftEdu educator community. Stay tuned as we feature a different educator each month on

Read Shane’s spotlight here!

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