Minecraft has several different iterations focused on more than just fun and enjoyment. The Minecraft Education Edition is one such iteration of the game primarily focused on students and teachers. Minecraft Education Edition is free for students and teachers who have an Office 365 account. The game is also available on Chromebook, Mac and only iPad devices, as well as Android. It enables students and teachers to work on hands-on assignments together and is based on the existing codebase of Minecraft: Bedrock Edition.
Here’s how to download and play Minecraft Education Edition on every platform.
How to download Minecraft Education Edition on Windows, Mac, or Chromebook
Before you can proceed to download the game, you will need to make sure that your Minecraft account is eligible. You can check that on this website. On the website, you will find a download button just below the get started section. Click on the button and it will take you to the download page. After that, the download will start and once it finishes you can open the game and enjoy it.
How to download Minecraft Education Edition on iPad
Minecraft Education Edition is one of the few games that are not available on iOS devices. The game supports only Mac OS and iPad OS. You can download the game on your iPad by either visiting this link or searching for Minecraft Education Edition in the Apple App Store. Do keep in mind that the game will only support iPad devices with iPadOS 10.0 or later.
How to download Minecraft Education Edition on Android
Android users can download Minecraft Education Edition on their devices by visiting the Google Play Store or this link. The game is only meant for schools and organizational usage and requires a Minecraft: Education Edition license. This can be purchased separately and an Office 365 Education or Office 365 Commercial account is needed to log in. The game also requires Android 8.0 and up.