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I am teaching a young kid programming and he is super into Minecraft world. I found out that Minecraft: Education has this thing called an Agent that can be controlled via a code-blocks type of commands. Checked more info and videos – looks awesome. The problem is: How do I get this education version?

I do not belong to any educational/academic organization, do not have a O365 licence and do not have an e-mail from an edu domain (e-mail that is issued/provided by educational/academic organization). What I do is home-schooling (like a private teacher). I am located in Latvia, in case it matters.

The kid already has a Minecraft: Java version, but I see that it does not support this Agent. I tried to connect to the Code Connection app and (as I expected) it did not work.

As I googled this topic, I could not find a way for regular people to get (buy?) Minecraft: Education. Could anyone help in this situation? My goal is to have this Agent or even get an Education version since it has a super-duper huge amount of awesome guides, classes, tutorials and classroom tasks.

Although Code of Hour and Voyage Aquatic are great projects on their own, that is not what I am looking for.

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  • Contact Minecraft.... Or perhaps the kid's school can help with a download... – Solar Mike Jun 8 at 6:24
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You can download the installation file for the education edition here. It will ask you to log in with an e-mail adress when you try to run the game and it looks like you have to be eligible.

You can find more information about the education edition here

Depending on your circumstances, this may be a good option, too.

If none of this applies to you, then you can contact the support in the support center

  • And here lays the problem - I am not eligible because I do not work in any education organizations and what I do is home-schooling (like a private teacher). Thank You for the effort, but I already read all this information before and "Code of Hour" and "Voyage Aquatic" is not what I am looking for. – Kristaps Vilerts Jun 10 at 5:50
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    @KristapsVilerts: Home-schooling is listed on one of the provided sources. – Wrzlprmft Jun 10 at 8:07
  • Ok, thanks - will look into this! – Kristaps Vilerts Jun 10 at 8:18
  • Checked that and.. yeah, it basically is the same as in other options. I still need to belong to some kind of organization. Source - minecrafteducation.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/… – Kristaps Vilerts Jun 10 at 8:37

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