Code Builder for Minecraft: Education Edition Now Available. On May 2, Microsoft announced Code Builder for Minecraft: Education Edition, a free one-year subscription to Minecraft: Education Edition with qualifying purchases of Windows 10 computers and tablets, and updates to both in-game features and Classroom Mode for Minecraft. Today, company announces the Code Builder Update for Minecraft: Education Edition. This includes general availability of Code Builder along with updates to both in-game features and Classroom Mode.
Code Builder for Minecraft: Education Edition is a brand-new extension that allows educators and students to explore, create, and play in an immersive Minecraft world – all by writing code. Connecting to learn-to-code packages like ScratchX, Tynker, and a new open source platform called Microsoft MakeCode, players start with familiar tools, templates and tutorials. And, Code.org will bring Code Studio to Code Builder later this year to support even more learning opportunities. For assistance with Code Builder, we have published a full set of training materials available on the education.minecraft.net community site.
Minecraft: Education Edition. Command Blocks allow players to attach Minecraft commands to activated blocks within the game. You can create teleport stations, give items, change the weather, and more. To utilize educator-focused features, we introduced Worldbuilder ability with Education Edition. We’ve shortened this command to /wb for ease of use, and added others like /clear to empty your inventory and /position to display coordinates. New blocks like Terracotta allow for amazing design possibilities and villager trading brings even more economics into the game. Find out more about this release at our changelog page.
Classroom Mode for Minecraft has also received updates based on educator feedback. We heard loud and clear that educators are using the toggles available to monitor and support learning but wanted more opportunities to streamline the game experience. As of today, you can install the updated Classroom Mode which includes new controls for weather, destructive items like lava & TNT, mobs, muting chat and immutable world.
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