Minecraft: Education Edition Updates Launched, Mentor Program Expanded

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Minecraft: Education Editionkicks off 2017 with the announcement of new features: 

*Expansion to include 60 Global Minecraft Mentors representing 19 countries around the world- each week a different mentor will post blogs, livestreams, videos and other contributions for the community

*Version 1.0, which brings with it the following new features:

  • Global Pause to take a quick break
  • Accessibility features like text to speech for in-game chat
  • Updated UI with easier settings management
  • 256 world height for greater building capabilities
  • Complete gameplay from the first night to The End dimension
  • Igloos and Polar Bears in snowy biomes
  •  Streamlined uploading process for educators with .mcworld file support 

Full details can be found on the Minecraft Education blog



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