Today, Microsoft announced that it's bringing Minecraft: Education Edition to the iPad. Schools using it for the first time can use a "tutorial world", but ultimately, you'll need to license the game. However, if the educator has Microsoft 365 for Education A3 or A5, you're already good to go.
“Minecraft: Education Edition on iPad unlocks new and intuitive ways of collaborating and sharing and has revolutionized the way our students and teachers explore curriculum and projects,” says Kyriakos Koursaris, Head of Education Technology for PaRK International School. “The features allow for deep and meaningful learning, and the values it promotes, from inclusivity to 21 century skills, empower everyone to use technology with extraordinary results.”
For those that play on Windows 10 PCs or Xbox consoles, Microsoft also announced that it's releasing the Chemistry Resource Pack. The expansion was originally made for Minecraft: Education Edition, so now everyone can use it, even when they're not in school. The feature allows users to take elements and combine them into different compounds, and create items like helium balloons, underwater torches, and more.
If your school isn't a Microsoft 365 subscriber, you can still get Minecraft: Education Edition via a yearly subscription through the Microsoft Store for Education. You can find out more about licensing the game here.