Microsoft 365 for Education Overview
As technology becomes more and more integrated with how educators reach their students, it’s more important now than ever for schools to keep pace with advancements in tech. Whether it’s software, hardware, or everything in between, Genesis Technologies is here to keep schools up to date, and most recently we’ve been helping schools transition to Microsoft 365 for Education.
When you use Microsoft 365 for Education in the classroom, your students learn a suite of skills and applications that employers value most. Whether it’s Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Access, Excel or OneNote, 365 lets you prepare your students for the future, today.
Microsoft 365 for Education also includes cloud services to create a modern classroom. Create collaborative classrooms with Microsoft Teams, connect in professional learning communities, and communicate with school staff with the power of OneDrive, Teams, Skype, and more -- all from a single panel.
So what are your options?
Microsoft 365 A1
Licensed via device, Microsoft 365 A1 includes Intune for Education for device management, Office 365 Education online applications with Teams and OneNote for classroom collaboration, and Windows 10 Pro upgrade for better learning outcomes. Each license comes with a 6-year agreement, and administration is made easy via a simple-to-use cloud dashboard. If you need the most basic plan, this is your best choice.
Microsoft 365 A3
Microsoft 365 A3 empowers educators to unlock creativity, promote teamwork, and provide a simple and safe experience in a single, affordable solution built for education.
Microsoft 365 A3 for Education includes Office 365, Windows 10, Enterprise Mobility + Security, and Minecraft: Education Edition to empower educators to unlock creativity, promote teamwork, and provide a simple and safe experience in a single, affordable solution built for education. Licensed via Knowledge Worker, once all faculty is licensed, you’re given unlimited free student licenses via the Student Use Benefit. Plus, each license comes with 1TB of cloud storage.
Microsoft 365 A5
Microsoft 365 A5 includes everything from the previous two iterations, plus Microsoft’s best-in-class intelligent security management, advanced compliance, and analytics systems. Microsoft’s security has these great features:
Minecraft for Education
Minecraft: Education Edition is an open-world game that promotes creativity, collaboration, and problem-solving in an immersive environment where the only limit is your imagination. A game-based learning platform with standards-aligned content across K12 subjects and special features designed for classroom use, Minecraft offers educators a transformative way to engage students using Minecraft, and ignite their passion for learning.
Where can educators purchase Microsoft 365?
Here at Genesis Technologies, we’re an authorized Microsoft for Education reseller, meaning we have access to all Education discounted items from Microsoft. Whether you want to update your system infrastructure or pick up server licenses, Genesis Technologies has you covered.
Ready to get started? Looking for a price quote? Head over to our Microsoft for Education page to view all our non-profit product manufacturers or call our office at 800-433-6326.