Episode 11: Managing Cloud Storage Limits in K-12 Schools
The amount of cloud storage in school districts continues to increase as students and staff gain more access to school resources from home. School classrooms are expanding beyond the four walls and more data is being created, shared, and stored in the cloud applications that are used. Cloud providers that typically use districts, such as Google and Microsoft, take note of the large amount of data that districts store.
This became apparent when Google announced its new storage policy for Google Workspace for Education. The new storage model provides districts with a base of 100 TB of cloud storage grouped among all users (students, faculty, and staff). How does this new storage policy affect districts? Will it affect districts? What should IT teams think about when it comes to storage and what are the best practices for keeping storage at a reasonable amount?
In this episode of The K-12 Tech Experience podcast, Jim Frye, the district technology coordinator for Upper Sandusky Exempted Village Schools in Ohio, joins us to discuss managing cloud storage limits in schools. During this episode, Jim shares more information about the different versions of Google Workspace for Education, how he and his team approach cloud storage, the types of districts that may be most affected, and tips on how to help maintain size. of low storage.
Learn more about Jim and Upper Sandusky Exempted Village Schools by reading the preview of the conversation below. Subscribe to The K-12 Tech Experience podcast to listen to the rest of the conversation with Jim on your favorite platform so you don’t miss any episodes.
JK: How about we start by making you share more about yourself and your career so far, and a little more about Upper Sandusky for our listeners.
JF: I currently have 35 years of education. I started my first 15 years as a band director. For the past twenty years I have been the director of IT here at the Upper Sandusky Schools, located halfway between Toledo and Columbus, Ohio. We are an agricultural and rural area here in downtown Ohio. Upper Sandusky has 1,575 students and about 120 educators in five schools.
JK: How has the transition to and from remote learning been for Upper Sandusky, as students and teachers have been able to return to the classroom?
JK: Since September we’ve been in session with kids at the facility most of the year. First of all, we were lucky, because we are small and rural, to have been able to take the children to the classroom with the COVID-19 protocols in place.
We weren’t 1: 1 in our schools, but rather it was a Chromebook-managed fleet. But when the pandemic came, we took them all out of the carts, inventoried them, and sent them to the children to take home and use on their own.
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