Microsoft is finally releasing the full version of Minecraft: Education Edition on November 1, following months of beta testing and early access for classrooms. That free access will end upon release, when the game will be offered for purchase for the first time.

According to a recent announcement, more than 35,000 students and educators around the world have tried the program and provided feedback. A handful of new features will debut in Novemeber based on that feedback, including:

Classroom Mode: A companion app for Minecraft: Education Edition that enables educators to manage world settings, communicate with students, give items and...

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  • About the Author:

    Stephen Noonoo

    Stephen Noonoo is a former editor of eSchool News. He has served as a consultant for CUE, California’s ISTE affiliate, and as managing editor of its quarterly publication, OnCUE. He has worked as a freelance writer, an education editor for SmartBrief newsletters, and as a staff editor for a well-known publication focusing on education technology.