account & support confusion & struggle: Homeschooling blues getting onto Minecraft Education edition

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    Kyle M

    Hello Don,

     

    Thanks for reaching out. If your child's homeschool organization uses Office 365 Education, then they will be able to download and login to Minecraft: Education Edition at home. You can check if your student is eligible by following instructions on our new Minecraft: Education Edition for Remote Learning Guide.

    I do not have a particular homeschool organization to refer you to as that is out of our scope of services.

     

    If you would like to go through the process of applying for educational account you can do so through the MS Academic Verification Engine.

     

    Determination of eligibility for obtaining an Office 365 Education account is managed by the Office 365 Education team. We do not have influence or visibility into the qualifications or process. If you have any questions about this process, contact the Office 365 Education team.

     

    If your student does not have access to an Office 365 Education account there are many other educational opportunities using the Minecraft Bedrock and Java editions. The Minecraft Franchise recently released a collection of free Educational worlds that can be accessed on the Bedrock version of Minecraft.

    We've also created a guide to explore Learning with Minecraft Bedrock and Java. This guide has information about educational activities in the consumer versions of Minecraft, including coding in Minecraft, Chemistry, Minecraft challenges and more. Please check this guide again in the near future as we'll be updating our guides with new resources. 

    We do understand how important it is to make Minecraft: Education Edition available to homeschools, and are actively investigating what types of new subscription models we can offer. We hope to have more news about this in the near future.

     

    Let us know if you have other questions.

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