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Google Gives Students Unlimited Storage Space in the Cloud
giving the 30 million students and teachers who already use Google Apps for
Education unlimited storage — and it's offering the same deal to
school wants to sign up for it.
its Drive for Work that it charges $10 a month for, Google is creating
for Education — only it will be free to nonprofit educational
there are no ads.
around piles of paper or overstuffed binders," Google Apps for Education
Product Manager Ben Schrom asked, "when every type of document or file
retrieved from the nearest Chromebook, tablet, smartphone or browser?"
the unlimited cloud-based storage for students, teachers and
administrators — which will be rolled out over the next few weeks —
end of the year, the company will also offer Google Apps Vault, a compliance-focused
administrators that will allow them to search through files within the
and discovery tool had been available to schools at a cost, but now
it will be free.
using Google Apps for Education got 30GB of free storage space, enough
for most, but now, along with the unlimited storage space, users can upload individual files up to 5TB in size.
of the new Drive for Education comes on the heels of the August
introduction of Classroom,
which helps teachers digitally manage their classes.
Classroom and Drive for Education "are very complementary."
that you use in Classroom is shared in Drive," he said. "So, by bulking
Drive up, it only improves Classroom."
Michael Hart is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and the former executive editor of THE Journal.