Microsoft is adding Chromebook support to Minecraft: Education Edition, offering another way for schools to learn practically this coming school year.
Specially designed for a classroom environment, Minecraft: Education Edition offers tools for teachers like virtual blackboards and a classroom mode that allows teachers to communicate with their students and see where they are all over the game world. Educators can find user-created lessons online Minecraft: Education Edition Website covering subjects including history and math. Lessons have players exploring the game map, like one who has students go on a scavenger hunt to learn the elements of the periodic table, which help children learn by playing the game.
Minecraft: Education Edition on Chromebooks will offer the same features as other versions of the game, including game support, so students can collaborate with players on Windows, iPads and Macs. On Chromebooks, students will actually be using the Android app Minecraft: Education Edition which has now added support for Chrome OS, so kids and teachers will need to use newer devices that support app installation from the Google Play Store. Minecraft: Education Edition originally came out in 2016.
Chromebooks have become the dominant computing platform in American schools, accounting for nearly 60 percent of computers purchased from K-12 schools in 2018. As the school year approaches, some school districts are looking at virtual classrooms as an option. due to coronavirus pandemic.