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G Suite Enterprise for Education

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G Suite Enterprise for Education

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With the need for remote learning and hybrid on-site and remote classes, most schools using G Suite for Education rely on the Google Meets.  In September, Google is ending free access to enhanced Google Meets, including larger meeting sizes, recording, and live streaming.

If you need these enhanced features, you need to upgrade to G Suite Enterprise for Education.

Working with Google, we can offer substantial upgrade savings through July 31, 2020.  Normally $48 per user per year, we can offer G Suite Enterprise for Education for:

  • Faculty and Staff: $24 per user per year
  • Students: FREE

As part of our offer, we will also include our value-add basic support services and our ChromeCycle services at no additional cost.

Click here to learn more or to request a quote.


 

Study Confirms: Education Faces Highest Risk of Ransomware

As reported in EducationDIVE and Information Week, a recent study of 20,000 organizations by security firm BitSight found educational institutions suffered ransomware attacks at rates 2 to 10 times higher than other sectors of our economy. 10% of educational institutions have been attacked, compared with 6% of government entities, 3.5% of healthcare organizations, and 1.5% of financial institutions.

Ransomware by Sector (Source: BitSight)

Ransomware by Sector (Source: BitSight)

With the rate of ransomware attacks continuing to rise, schools and districts need to enhance their protections. Beyond traditional endpoint protection, user education and communication, web filtering, protection for advanced persistent threats (APTs), and tools/processes for recovery need to be in place.


Our Business Guide to Ransomware eBook provides valuable information covering the types of threats, protections, and recovery systems you should consider.


 

 

Cumulus Global Study Shows Technology Professional Development for K-12 Educators is Often Ineffective

Cumulus Global Publishes Survey Results on the State of Technology Professional Development in K-12 Education

Cover.State of Tech PDOur January 2016 survey finds that 48% of K-12 classroom educators feel that technology professional development (“Tech PD”) is not timely for use in the classroom nearly 60% of educators feel they need more professional development focused on integrating devices, apps, and online content into lesson plans and delivery. The study also found that while most districts are offering more technology professional development, the timeliness, focus, delivery methods, and overall effectiveness of these programs is not meeting the needs of many K-12 classroom educators.

As the use of technology in K-12 classrooms continues to expand, educators face new challenges. More than devices, educators are using new applications, tools, and online content. Teachers need to be capable and comfortable managing all of this tech in the classroom, as well as integrate these resources into their lesson plans.

In our white paper, The State of Technology Professional Development in K-12 Education, we publish the preliminary analysis of survey results from nearly 300 K-12 classroom educators participating in the 2016 Future of Education Technology Conference held in Orlando, Florida in January. The initial analysis of survey results indicates a need for more balance in the focus of Tech PD programs, as 68% want more training on using applications and tools for lesson planning, collaboration with peers, and other activities. The survey also indicates that some of the most common formats for Tech PD are not the most effective.

Classroom educators are on the forefront of the educational technology revolution. By understanding how well, or poorly, our current Tech PD efforts are helping educators, we can design and delivery better training and support services.

Click here to view and download The State of Technology Professional Development in K-12 Education.