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.


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

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This week we kick off a monthly series featuring educators working with students using MinecraftEdu. We believe that the teacher and educator community is its own best resource. Every month, we want to bring you a feature spotlight of one teacher’s journey with MinecraftEdu in the classroom. We hope to build a resource showcasing what is possible with MinecraftEdu. Any media resources mentioned or used will be made available via the MinecraftEdu World Library and MinecraftEdu Wiki, with permission.

For our first spotlight, 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. He has made several worlds available to the MinecraftEdu World Library, in addition to being very active in the Minecraft-Teachers Google Group. Shane is part of the EduCrew, who participates in the MinecraftEdu LIVE sessions.



My name is Shane Asselstine, and I am a curriculum and technology coordinator at Momilani Elementary School on Oahu, Hawaii. I hold two degrees, a Master of Education and a Bachelor of Technology in Architectural Science. I have been teaching for the past decade in 4th grade and am now in my 5th year at my current position. I see about 240 students in my lab each week ranging from grade 3 to grade 6 and each class consists of about 30 students.

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