Minecraft Education Edition allows players to build almost anything they can imagine. The only limit is your imagination, which includes huge castles, underwater bases, and even a working calculator.
As a result, it’s ideal for a collaborative learning environment, which is exactly what the game offers. It is primarily used in academic settings to immerse students in the virtual world of Minecraft where they can apply their lessons.
Because the Education Edition is different from the Java and Bedrock editions, Chromebook users may not be sure how to install it on their devices. Read on to find out.
How to tell if your Chromebook meets the Minecraft Education Edition specifications
The first thing potential Minecraft players will need to do before installing the game on their Chromebook is to make sure they have the system requirements to run the game. The requirements for Minecraft Education Edition are:
Intel Core i3-3210 3.2GHz
AMD A8-7600 APU 3.1 GHz or equivalent
Integrated: Intel HD Graphics 4000 (Ivy Bridge) or AMD Radeon R5 series (Kaveri line) with OpenGL 4.4
Discrete: Nvidia GeForce 400 Series or AMD Radeon HD 7000 series with OpenGL 4.4
1 GB minimum for game core, maps, and other files
Get permission to download the files on the Chromebook
Players will then need permission to download files; if you are using a school-controlled device, you may need to speak with a teacher or IT professional to get permission.
For other devices, make sure you’re signed in to an account with permission to download files.
After verifying that you can download the game, head over to the Google Play Store and search for Minecraft Education Edition.
Download Minecraft Education Edition on Chromebook
Now that the technicalities are out of the way, it’s time to download the game. This is accomplished by navigating to the Google Play Store on the Chromebook. Search for Minecraft Education Edition in the Google Play Store and click on it when it appears in the results.
After selecting the game, click the Install button to begin the installation process. Please note that the game will occupy approximately 500 MB of storage (250 MB for the game and 250 MB for the worlds); however, by creating multiple worlds on the device, you can go much further.
Launch the game on Chromebook
Now that the game has been downloaded, it’s time to play it. To get started, open the Chromebook’s program menu by clicking the little circle in the bottom left corner of the screen on the taskbar.
Scroll down until you see Minecraft Education Edition in the program menu. When you click on the game, it will start loading. As they prepare to learn with Minecraft, players can log in to their account or play locally after launching the game.