01 Oct From the locker to the cloud: Moving your classroom storage online with Google Drive
Companies around the globe are harnessing the power of Google Drive to store and access their files anywhere, at any time, and collaborate with their teams. With more than 30 million students and teachers using Google Apps for Education, Google Drive has now become a virtual backpack or locker for students who can create, edit and store their documents online, rather than in a textbook. Now, Google have made their unlimited storage solution, Drive for Work, available to Education, providing unlimited storage, along with search and discovery through Vault, and advanced auditing and reporting tools.
The launch of Drive for Education gives educational institutes the ability to work without limits, with no quotas. This opens up so many opportunities for students to store and share files, from pieces of literature and poems to artwork and film projects. Google Docs, Sheets and Slides allow students to collaborate on one central document in real time with other classmates, encouraging group work whilst maintaining productivity – avoiding several copies of the same document. Teachers can also keep track of students work, and provide feedback through the commenting and suggested edits tools. The recently launched application, Classroom, makes using Drive in schools even better, by allowing teachers to set assignments and track progress within Drive folders.
As always, all of this comes with the same world-class security from Google that protects all Drive users. Every file uploaded to Google Drive is encrypted in transit and at rest, and the data that schools and students put into Google systems belongs to them. The advanced auditing tools also give the school IT administrators visibility into who has accessed, edited and shared files, giving the school insight into who is doing what.
For more information, visit our Google for Education page, or call our team on +44 (0) 845 053 1550.