Difference between the Free version of Google Workspace for Education and the Paid versions

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Google offers four versions of Google Workspace for Education (GWSfE) to eligible educational institutions worldwide, including Education Fundamentals (free) and three paid versions: Education Standard, Teaching & Learning Upgrade, Education Plus.

Versions have significant differences in features, scale, and are suitable for different needs.

The Google Workspace for Education Fundamentals (free) version includes basic features for online teaching and learning including:

+ Google Meet: create online classes with up to 100 participants
+ Google Classroom: class management, assignment, interaction with students
+ Google Slides: create lecture slides
+ Google Forms: create tests, proficiency tests, surveys
+ Google Calendar: Create and organize class schedules
+ Google Assignments: manage and grade assignments
+ Google Drive: store and share documents
+ Gmail: connect and send emails/notifications to students/parents
+ Google Sites, Docs, Sheets, Youtube...
+ Admin console: for School Administrators to manage the entire system.

The paid versions in addition to the above features also have more advanced and complete features that make online teaching and learning more vivid and effective, including:

+ Ability to Record, Q&A, Vote, Group in Google Meet
+ The number of people participating in the large class is up to 250 people
+ On-campus live streaming to up to 100,000 people
+ Greater Google Drive storage
+ Advanced device management
+ Search in the whole domain (Google Cloud Search)
+ Synchronize data between Google Classroom and student information management systems
+ Quick support from Google

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