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Managing Student Identities in the Digital Era

Technologies like single sign-on are convenient, but do they compromise the security and privacy of students' data?

PBS LearningMedia Launches Free iPad App for Students, Updates LearningMedia Service

PBS LearningMedia, the on-demand media service for K-12 classrooms, has added new features and tools, and the company has also launched a free iPad app for students.

Tech Trends: The Robots Are Coming

Gartner has released its top 10 strategic predictions for 2016 and the near future. This year's list highlights "smart" technologies, such as artificial intelligence, and the relationships of humans to machines.

Microsoft Makes Surface Pro Tablet Faster and More Capable

Microsoft is updating its Windows tablet lineup with the launch of the Surface Pro 4, a faster version of the Surface Pro with a larger display and upgraded stylus.

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.