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Microsoft Rolling Out Updated Lumia Mobile Devices

Microsoft has introduced a new range of Windows 10-based Lumia smart phones, including a 5.7-inch quad-HD model to rival the latest Android-based phablets.

English on the Go Uses Social Features To Teach English

A new app, English on the Go, aims to leverage social features to help students learn English more easily.

Mansfield ISD Deploys Fiber Optic Network

Mansfield Independent School District in Texas is implementing an all-fiber optic network to provide its 33,000 students and 4,200 staff members with data, video and voice service.

THE Journal 2015 Readers' Choice Awards

THE Journal's readers have chosen their favorite and most revered software and hardware — tools that help them, as teachers, administrators and tech leaders, fulfill the mission of education.

Google Reveals Nexus 6P, 5X with Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Google Tuesday formally revealed the long-rumored successors in its Nexus line of smart phones — the 5.7-inch, quad-HD Nexus 6P and the 5.2-inch Nexus 5X.

Council Rock School District Deploys Integrated Network Security System

Council Rock School District in Pennsylvania has implemented an integrated system to help IT staff identify and resolve network security issues for its 15 schools, 13,000 students and staff, and 5,000 devices.

Google Seeks Teachers to Pilot 3D Virtual Field Trips

Google soon will be rolling out a new service, called Expeditions, that could take virtual field trips to a whole new level — and the company is accepting requests from educators to pilot the technology in their classrooms this year.

Mitigating DDoS Attacks to Reduce Testing Outages

DDoS attacks are regularly launched on school systems to expose student records and hold information hostage. More often, DDoS attacks cause testing outages.

Survey Reveals Students' Mobile Device Preferences

While 8 in 10 high school students in a Harris Poll said that they own a smartphone. the largest number (38 percent) said they prefer laptops and Chromebooks for learning.

WiFi Is the New Water

School districts and the federal government are addressing the “mobility gap” between students who have 24/7 broadband access and those who don’t.