Bing In The Classroom

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At six, my first grader is proud of the computer in her classroom and is always eager to attend weekly computer lab instruction in her NYC public school.  Together, we often search for answers to her questions including: “What happens if you swallow a tooth?” and “How much blood is in my body?”  It’s amazing how technology is a facet of our everyday lives, because at Lucia’s age, I was just introduced to Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego on a prehistoric floppy disk.

bing in the classroom

That being said, I’m concerned about what my children are exposed to in our modern technological age.  As my kids are growing older and becoming more tech savvy I’m troubled by online ads and marketing to young children.  That’s why I was eager to learn about Bing in the Classroom , a free service that enables students to search online safely and privately, within their schools through a filtered ad blocking system.  School districts can now sign up for Bing in the Classroom ensuring that every single ad is removed from Bing.com search results – allowing children to learn and explore without being exposed to marketing, adult content and visual distractions while halting the use of search data for personalized ad profiles.  Through Bing in the Classroom, teachers can also access daily lesson plans aligned with common core standards through a corresponding, visually stunning Bing homepage image.

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I appreciate Bing’s commitment to bringing technology to schools through their surface tablet program.  Alongside Bing Rewards, teachers and Bing users can earn and donate points to their designated school of choice.  These points are earned by simply searching the web via Bing, testing new Bing features and taking advantage of exclusive Bing offers.  Credits are then accumulated to have Microsoft Surface Tablets sent to your designated school.  Approximately 60 participating Bing users can earn one surface tablet per month.  Find out if your school is participating and how much progress needs to be made to earn a surface tablet.

To learn more about Bing in the Classroom and how to Show support for #adfreesearch! watch the below video and visit Bing.com/Classroom.

 


This post was created in partnership with Bing.  Opinions, as always, are my own.

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  1. I think this is definitely a step in the right direction for our schools. The kids need this kind of support in the classroom to be successful.

  2. I homeschool my kids but this looks like a great opportunity for schools. Glad to see technology used for good.

  3. I truly love that they are doing this. It is bad enough that children are subjected to marketing ads on TV and radio–marketing to children does NOT belong in our schools.

  4. I love that Bing is doing this! It is unfortunate that technology can be a fine line of learning and spam for our kids.

  5. Love the fact that Microsoft is doing something great for the kids. Even though I think the kids are on computers a little too much, the classroom aspect of it is great!

  6. Not all schools can afford to invest in technology…. So it’s awesome that bing has this rewards system. Whether people like it or not, tech is a massive part of our day and our future and kids need to be skilled in it to be prepared. Kudos. This program is win win.’

  7. This is great. I wonder if we can get it in Trinidad. I shall inform our IT Assistant of this and we’ll look into it. Thank you so much for sharing.

    • Hi Tami. It looks like this is offered in K-12 schools in the US. If I hear of any international news I will let you know! Thanks so much for visiting.

  8. this is great. I am so concerned with Lily and her online exp. especially in school.

  9. My middle son will be reaping the benefits of this as he starts school this year. That is awesome!

  10. Our kids can have tablets in class but as for overall studies we don’t have access to electronics.

  11. That’s great that Bing makes sure that kids don’t have to be exposed to advertising at school. When my kids were younger, I was always concerned about messages and ads they were exposed to in different ways.

  12. The kids have a lot of access to information. However they need to know what is appropriate and also what makes a reputable source.

  13. Big Kudos to Bing for taking the initiative to make a difference in the classroom. I love the ad free searching, that’s what I would want for my children both in and out of school!

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