Education Edition exclusive features

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This is the list of features that are available exclusively to the Education Edition. This is comparison between the Bedrock and Education editions.

General[edit]

Tutorial worlds
Guide players on in-game navigation, crafting, and placing or breaking blocks.
Includes the World of Chemistry
Lessons in the game. Try to use that if you can find it
Downloadable from education.minecraft.net
3D Exporting
Allow players to use their creations in the real world and share them via Remix 3D (remix 3D has now been discontinued)
Classroom Mode
A companion app for Minecraft that shows a high-level map view of the world, a list of all the students, the ability for a teacher to teleport students, and a chat window to communicate.
It is provided for educators who may want to observe student activity without being in the game, and is not needed for students to play.
Code Connection
An extension that allows educators and students to explore, create, and play in an immersive Minecraft world – all by writing code.
Easy Classroom Collaboration
An entire classroom of up to thirty (30) students can play in a world together with no separate server setup required.
Students can work together in pairs or groups simply by joining their classmates' world.
Simple, Secure sign-in
Individual student and teacher logins with Office 365 Education accounts ensure data privacy & security while playing Minecraft: Education Edition.

Commands[edit]

Main article: Commands

Blocks[edit]

Border BE1.png Border[note 1]
Entities cannot pass over or under border blocks, no matter how far above or below they are.
Allow BE1.png Allow Block[note 1]
Players can build above allow blocks even in worlds where they cannot build otherwise.
Deny BE1.png Deny Block[note 1]
Players cannot build above deny blocks even in worlds where they can build otherwise.
Chalkboard Slate.pngChalkboard Poster.pngChalkboard Board.png Chalkboard[note 1]
Allow creators to communicate learning goals, provide additional information and give explicit instructions within the game.
It comes in three different sizes – Slate (1×1), Poster (2×1), and Board (2×3).
Element Constructor (S) BE1.png Element Constructor[note 1]
It allows the creation of elements based on their atomic structure with sliders to choose the number of protons, neutrons and electrons.
There are 118 elements from the Periodic Table as well as over 400 stable isotopes.
Compound Creator (S) BE1.png Compound Creator[note 1]
Add elements to the grid and the resulting compound will appear to use.
There are over 30 compounds that can be created with this tool – from luminol and hydrogen peroxide to charcoal and soap.
Lab Table (S) BE1.png Lab Table[note 1]
It allows the creation of items by combining elements and compounds in a grid.
For example, adding water and sodium hypochlorite makes bleach, which a player can use to turn wool white.
Material Reducer (S) BE1.png Material Reducer[note 1]
It reduces a block to its component elements, providing a useful way to explore the elements that make up our environment.
Since some blocks in Minecraft do not exist in the natural world, there is a "?" element for these to encourage curiosity of learners.
Heat Block BE1.gif Heat Block[note 1]
Melts snow and ice without producing light.
Underwater TNT BE1.png Underwater TNT[note 1]
TNT that can damage other blocks underwater.
Underwater Torch BE1.png Underwater Torch[note 1]
Torches that can function underwater.
Purple Torch BE1.pngBlue Torch BE1.pngGreen Torch BE1.pngRed Torch BE1.png Colored Torch[note 1]
Torches that are colored.
Hardened Glass BE1.pngHardened White Stained Glass BE1.pngHardened Orange Stained Glass BE1.pngHardened Magenta Stained Glass BE1.pngHardened Light Blue Stained Glass BE1.pngHardened Yellow Stained Glass BE1.pngHardened Lime Stained Glass BE1.pngHardened Pink Stained Glass BE1.pngHardened Gray Stained Glass BE1.pngHardened Light Gray Stained Glass BE1.pngHardened Cyan Stained Glass BE1.pngHardened Purple Stained Glass BE1.pngHardened Blue Stained Glass BE1.pngHardened Brown Stained Glass BE1.pngHardened Green Stained Glass BE1.pngHardened Red Stained Glass BE1.pngHardened Black Stained Glass BE1.png Hardened Glass[note 1]
Glass blocks that are hardened.
Hardened Glass Pane BE1.pngHardened White Stained Glass Pane BE1.pngHardened Orange Stained Glass Pane BE1.pngHardened Magenta Stained Glass Pane BE1.pngHardened Light Blue Stained Glass Pane BE1.pngHardened Yellow Stained Glass Pane BE1.pngHardened Lime Stained Glass Pane BE1.pngHardened Pink Stained Glass Pane BE1.pngHardened Gray Stained Glass Pane BE1.pngHardened Light Gray Stained Glass Pane BE1.pngHardened Cyan Stained Glass Pane BE1.pngHardened Purple Stained Glass Pane BE1.pngHardened Blue Stained Glass Pane BE1.pngHardened Brown Stained Glass Pane BE1.pngHardened Green Stained Glass Pane BE1.pngHardened Red Stained Glass Pane BE1.pngHardened Black Stained Glass Pane BE1.png Hardened Glass Pane[note 1]
Glass panes that are hardened.
Unknown Element.png Elements[note 1]
Used for creating compounds.

Items[edit]

Portfolio BE1.png Portfolio
Allow students to document the development of their projects.
NPC Spawn Egg BE1.png NPC Spawn Egg
Spawns an NPC.
Agent Spawn Egg BE1.png Agent Spawn Egg
Spawns an Agent.
Bleach BE1.png Bleach[note 1]
A substitute for white dye.
Ice Bomb BE1.png Ice Bomb[note 1]
A projectile that freezes water.
Super Fertilizer BE1.png Super Fertilizer[note 1]
An upgraded form of bone meal.
Antidote BE1.pngElixir BE1.pngEye Drops BE1.pngTonic BE1.png Medicine[note 1]
A type of potion that removes a specified effect.
Orange Sparkler BE1.pngBlue Sparkler BE1.pngRed Sparkler BE1.pngPurple Sparkler BE1.pngGreen Sparkler BE1.png
Active Orange Sparkler BE1.pngActive Blue Sparkler BE1.pngActive Red Sparkler BE1.pngActive Purple Sparkler BE1.pngActive Green Sparkler BE1.png Sparkler[note 1]
Item that emits particles when lit. Available in orange, blue, red, purple, and green colors and can be held in the offhand.
White Glow Stick.pngOrange Glow Stick.pngMagenta Glow Stick.pngLight Blue Glow Stick.pngYellow Glow Stick.pngLime Glow Stick.png Pink Glow Stick.pngGray Glow Stick.pngCyan Glow Stick.pngPurple Glow Stick.pngBlue Glow Stick.pngBrown Glow Stick.pngGreen Glow Stick.pngRed Glow Stick.png Glow Stick[note 1]
Item that can be lit up in the player's hand for a limited time.
White Jar BE1.png Compounds[note 1]
Created by combining elements.

Entities[edit]

Camera.png Camera[note 1]
Allows students to take screenshots of their work.
White Balloon BE1.pngOrange Balloon BE1.pngMagenta Balloon BE1.pngLight Blue Balloon BE1.pngYellow Balloon BE1.pngLime Balloon BE1.pngPink Balloon BE1.pngGray Balloon BE1.pngSilver Balloon BE1.pngCyan Balloon BE1.pngPurple Balloon BE1.pngBlue Balloon BE1.pngBrown Balloon BE1.pngGreen Balloon BE1.pngRed Balloon BE1.pngBlack Balloon BE1.png
White Balloon (item) BE1.pngOrange Balloon (item) BE1.pngMagenta Balloon (item) BE1.pngLight Blue Balloon (item) BE1.pngYellow Balloon (item) BE1.pngLime Balloon (item) BE1.pngPink Balloon (item) BE1.pngGray Balloon (item) BE1.pngSilver Balloon (item) BE1.pngCyan Balloon (item) BE1.pngPurple Balloon (item) BE1.pngBlue Balloon (item) BE1.pngBrown Balloon (item) BE1.pngGreen Balloon (item) BE1.pngRed Balloon (item) BE1.pngBlack Balloon (item) BE1.png Balloon[note 1]
When attached to mobs, will levitate them. Will levitate when placed.

Mobs[edit]

NPC1pre.pngNPC2pre.pngNPC3pre.pngNPC4pre.pngNPC5pre.pngNPC6pre.pngNPC7pre.pngNPC8pre.pngNPC9pre.pngNPC10pre.pngScientist1pre.pngScientist2pre.pngScientist3pre.pngScientist4pre.pngScientist5pre.pngScientist6pre.pngScientist7pre.pngScientist8pre.pngScientist9pre.pngScientist10pre.pngApiary1pre.pngApiary2pre.pngApiary3pre.pngApiary4pre.pngApiary5pre.png Non-Player Characters[note 1]
Act as a guide for students in the game, giving instruction, providing more information, and also allowing educators to insert an active web link to additional references.
Agent.png Agent[note 1]
Another type of NPC that can be programmed to perform specific actions.
Zombified Piglin BE3.png Zombie Pigman
A neutral undead pig mob that inhabits the nether. It was renamed to zombified piglin in other versions of Minecraft but not in Education Edition.

Notes[edit]

  1. a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z These blocks and items also exist in Bedrock Edition, but only in worlds with "Education Edition" enabled.