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.

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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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The Working Blogger and Bing Rewards

I’m required to disclose a sponsored partnership between our site and Bing. I have been compensated in exchange for this post.


As a blogger and freelance writer, I’m frequently asked what exactly do you do?   My responses are often met with confused looks (even among family and close friends).  It’s understandable since every week is different.  I consistently work from home, but I’m often on assignment at various locations.  I suppose that I’m a work-from-home/work-out-of-the home/stay-at-home/full-time mother.  I love the flexibility, and am truly grateful for the opportunities that blogging and social media have sent my way.

That being said, I spend a lot of time online.  Writing stories, tackling a full in-box, online meetings and navigating social media are always meshed into my days.  I’m constantly trying to streamline my routine to be present and intentional with my children after school.  I’m always looking for helpful tools that can be integrated into my daily work.

Bing, Bing-rewards, #BingRewards

I was recently asked to test out Bing and have been utilizing it for my everyday search needs.  The great thing about switching my computers and iOS device home-pages to Bing is that I’m able to earn and redeem credits (via Bing Rewards) effortlessly for something as simple as searching the web.  I’ve found participation to be straightforward with a one-time sign-in.  Bing Rewards credits can also be accumulated by completing  informative tours, referring friends and completing daily offers.  Bing caters to a wide range of users as their rewards can be redeemed for gift cards with highly desirable retailers including Amazon, Groupon, Red Envelope and Hulu.  My racked up points can even get me freebies at my local favorite spots like Starbucks and Sephora! And I especially love that rewards can be donated to charities.  Best of all, membership is free!

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I’m excited about my newly minted Bing Rewards “member” status and am looking forward to moving through the Bing Rewards hierarchy to Gold status.  I definitely recommend Bing Rewards to anyone who wants to be rewarded for time spent online.

This post is sponsored by Bing.  Opinions, as always are my own.  This post does not contain affiliate links.

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