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Announcement from MinecraftEdu - 1/2016

Microsoft Will Acquire MinecraftEdu

As you might have already heard, Microsoft will be acquiring MinecraftEdu from TeacherGaming. Microsoft also announced that they are working on a new educational version, Minecraft: Education Edition. You can read our announcement here. You can find a FAQ on our website but here are some quick facts for current MinecraftEdu users:

If you have any questions not covered in FAQ, contact us!

MinecraftEdu Classroom Server Hosting Exits Beta

MinecraftEdu Classroom Server Hosting recently exited beta and you can sign up on our website. This means we can host a fast, powerful server for you in the cloud that supports all of MinecraftEdu’s features. You can add servers to your existing MinecraftEdu account, or include it with a new order of MinecraftEdu licenses.

MinecraftEdu Classroom Server Hosting will continue to operate normally even after the Education Edition is launched. You can choose to keep using it, and you’ll continue to receive our white-glove service. Microsoft’s Education Edition of Minecraft will not offer a hosting option. So if you’re looking for a cloud-based server solution, get your MinecraftEdu licenses while they last!

Purchase MinecraftEdu Classroom Server Hosting here.

Minecraft Pi - programming with python

Minecraft is a popular sandbox open world-building game. A free version of Minecraft is available for the Raspberry Pi; it also comes with a programming interface. This means you can write commands and scripts in Python code to build things in the game automatically. It's a great way to learn Python!

By following this resource with your Raspberry Pi you will learn:

There are no additional hardware requirements for this resource beyond the Raspberry Pi and usual peripherals. (The usual peripherals include have a display monitor, keyboard,  appropriate cords to connect p to the keyboard and monitor, and a wifi stick for the pi.)

There are no additional software requirements for this resource beyond what is pre-installed in the current Raspbian image. To make sure your SD card is up-to-date, see the updating Raspbian guide.

This tutorial teaches you python, too!