Minecraft Education Edition Application

The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) is excited to announce a partnership with Microsoft EDU to provide 175,000 free student and educator licenses for the Minecraft Education Edition (M:EE) for one year.  This version of the popular open world game, Minecraft, is specifically designed for education, containing features that make Minecraft more accessible and effective in a classroom or after-school program setting.  To ensure a successful rollout of the licenses three cohorts of deployment will be facilitated.  The deployments will be conducted in mid-January, mid-March, and late May. 

Google SlideMinecraft: Education Edition Year Two Kick-Off

External Link#GoOpen Michigan Repository - Minecraft: Education Edition Group

PDF DocumentMinecraft: Education Edition Year Two Pilot PowerPoint

PDF DocumentMinecraft: Education Edition Educator Academy

PDF Document2018-19 Michigan Minecraft: Education Edition Pilot Award Recipient List 

Questions, contact:  Amanda Stoel, stoela@michigan.gov  

External LinkMinecraft: Education Edition Live on iPad - YouTube Video

Michigan's Minecraft: Education Edition District Deployment Guide

EduPaths - Minecraft: Education Edition Flyer

Minecraft: Education Edition Online Professional Development Modules

The Minecraft: Education Team has been working with the staff at EduPaths to create multiple online training modules, Minecraft: The Building Blocks.  Minecraft has captured the imagination of K-12 students throughout the world. This course is designed to introduce teachers to Minecraft and its potential uses in education. It will guide users through an introduction as well as a hands-on approach to using Minecraft. The course is designed to be taken on PCs or Macs due to game system requirements. Unfortunately, Minecraft can not be run on a Chromebook, but will be available on iOS devices in September. Click here or link to: https://www.edupaths.org/Pathways/Search?SearchString=Minecraft%3A to find the Minecraft: Building Blocks training modules on the EduPaths site. 

2017-18 Minecraft: Education Edition Pilot Districts

Application Instructions

Minecraft Education Edition Flyer

Minecraft Education Edition Keyboard Map 

Technical Specifications

Minecraft Education Edition:  Starter Kit