Minecraft: Education Edition and Homeschool

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  • student

    how do I start a game

     

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  • orestas

    how do I start a game plzz

     

     

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  • Artemijs Abrazevics

    I want to learn coding. please let me code.

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  • Paul Krieg

    This is a complete cop out - Minecraft.EDU does not support home schooling and won't admit it.  I am home schooling my children, and I can't get access to Minecraft EDU because one part of Microsoft points to another part of Microsoft.  Since the Office 360 "pilot" program for home schooling was basically a token effort two years ago, they can claim its available but in reality there is no way to even apply

    Liars!

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  • Janet Reddy

    Microsoft, will there be any opportunity for me to teach (at home) using MinecraftEE?

    I am not affiliated with homeschool NZ and probably wont be.

    My children's school does not utilise Minecraft (yet).

    How do I access and teach with MinecraftEE? Thanks for your advice.

    PS: If I can (teach with MinecraftEE) could you please send me a link to be able to download and access this - where I can register? - TIA

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  • Jeremy Gerdes

    Homeschooling families have no ability to take advantage of this as we have no eligibility to purchase a Office 365 Education account. This link shows that homeschooling option is a pilot program and is currently full, and has been for over two years: https://products.office.com/en-us/academic/office-365-education-home-school

    Just because we home school doesn't mean that we normally stay home all day every day this COVID19 shut down also reduces our ability to meet and learn, visit local museums, zoos, gardens ect. 

    I would love to be able to take advantage of Minecraft Education Edition during this time but it seams that after two years of piloting the home school program Microsoft still provides  no opportunity to pay for a license by homeschooling families.

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  • Paul Krieg

    I sent an email to Kyle and got a non answer. He just keeps saying it works just get Office and refuses to acknowledge that’s not possible.

    I wish Microsoft would just have the integrity to admit they don’t support homeschooling. Instead, they misrepresent themselves

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  • Paul Baguley

    Very disappointed in the continuing lack of support for those of us who choose to provide an education for our children at home. Approved, registered home schooling numbers are ever on the increase, supported by proven results and a strengthening community spirit.
    Any possibility of jumping on board and proving equal opportunity to an education for all children?

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  • Laurie March

    Minecraft really needs to start pushing Microsoft more in order to provide access and support for homeschoolers. The pandemic will likely be increasing the number of families who continue education at home after schools reopen. I know our family made the choice to homeschool a few months before the lockdowns and we will continue to homeschool until our child goes to post-secondary education. I think it is sad that both organizations have dropped the ball on a growing segment of the population. Also, even if my daughter was still in school, her former school did not have the means to have this available to students. On top of it... these companies are losing income from a growing market. 

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  • Janet SUAREZ

    My children's school is a charter school and we had to do homeschooling like everyone else. Also, homeschooling is huge in Nevada. the schools here are horrible unless it's a charter or private school. Also, with schools closed us parents would like to have our children learn at home during the summer since camps are also closed. The minecraft education edition is helpful in teaching children instead of being on youtube or regular minecraft all day. Please have the option for homeschoolers to join. For educators, it's only $5 per year to buy the license. I looked it up. I can definitely afford that per child. Your profits have surely increased especially with the release of minecraft dungeons. Us parents and homeschoolers want the same opportunity to teach our children. We can also become minecraft education mentors if given the opportunity to take the classes and certification. 

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  • Kathleen Martin

    I'm adding my hand to the interest here. With international pandemics still threatening the nation & world, we need support from alternate forms of education. Schools are a cesspit of germs, especially for the younger ages, always have been always will be. Sending kids to school right now is a danger to my family & community. We need other options. 

    Please finish your review process and release a product model for households to purchase.

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  • Vicky Frescas

    C'mon guys... get with the times! Homeschooling is only going to get more popular. I want to implement MCE into our curriculum so badly! 

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  • John H Long

    You know there isn’t any program that works for homeschoolers. As a Microsoft Alumni and a homeschool parent, I’m very disappointed at the continued lack of action in this! Especially given the remarkable circumstances parents everywhere find themselves in, you need to step up and do the right thing by making this available ASAP!

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