The wait is over for iPad version of Minecraft: Education Edition

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Minecraft: Education Edition can teach math, science, history, and more.
Students can now download Minecraft: Education Edition for their trusty iPads.
Photo: Microsoft

Kids love Minecraft and iPad. Teachers love applications that turning learning into a game. All of these come together with an iPad version of Minecraft: Education Edition. 

After being announced last month, this application just debuted in the iOS App Store.

It’s available for anyone to download. But not everyone can play. Minecraft: Education Edition is only for schools, and these must be licensed through Microsoft 365 for Education (A3 or A5). Still, homeschoolers aren’t left out.

Of course, if you just want to play Minecraft on an iPad you can do that for $6.99.

Minecraft: Education Edition gamifies learning

Microsoft’s goal for this open-world game is to promote creativity, collaboration and problem-solving. There are pre-prepared lessons in math, science, history, language arts and the visual arts. These are for students ages 2-5, 6-7, 8-10, 11-13 and 14-plus years of age.

Minecraft: Education Edition is well suited for the $299 iPad Apple released this spring specifically targeting the education market. Of course, there are millions of iOS tablets already being used by students and schools.

Anyone playing this educational game might want the new Logitech Crayon iPad stylus.