Minecraft: Education Edition Adds Enhancements to Classroom Mode

Minecraft: Education Edition Adds Enhancements to Classroom Mode

Microsoft has released an update to Minecraft: Education Edition. The latest back-to-school release (version 1.12) offers several enhancements, including improved multiplayer support, including support for join codes.

It also offers:

  • Immersive Reader, which is designed to help students improve their reading and comprehension skills;

  • Support for single sign-on;

  • The ability to share links to library content;

  • Updated site maps;

  • The ability to export book and quill to PDF; and

  • Various bug fixes to Classroom Mode.

The latest version of Minecraft: Education Edition is available now. Further details can be found on the Minecraft site.

About the Author

David Nagel is editorial director of 1105 Media's Education Technology Group and editor-in-chief of THE Journal and STEAM Universe. A 25-year publishing veteran, Nagel has led or contributed to dozens of technology, art and business publications.

He can be reached at You can also connect with him on LinkedIn at or follow him on Twitter at @THEJournalDave (K-12) or @CampusTechDave (higher education).

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