Extra Credits: Code Builder for Minecraft: Education Edition is now available

Blocky collaborators gather on the steps of a building in Minecraft: Education Edition.

Extra Credits rounds up the latest stories on innovative educational endeavors coming from other parts of Microsoft and the world. This entry highlights the release of Code Builder for Minecraft: Education Edition, a new feature that allows educators and students to write code to explore, create and play in the full 3D Minecraft world.

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Today, we are excited to share that the Minecraft: Education Edition Code Builder update is now available in the Microsoft Store for Education. This includes updates to the game itself, the new Code Builder extension, and updates to Classroom Mode for Minecraft!

Code Builder for Minecraft: Education Edition is a brand-new feature 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.

Read the full story here. 

To access the Minecraft: Education Edition free trial, including Code Builder, visit https://education.minecraft.net/get-started/.

An image depicting the Code Builder agent in action in Minecraft: Education Edition.

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