Recently I visited my son's early elementary classroom to assist students with an animal research project. The six and seven year olds were using easy books to find facts, but a few of the children were ready for the next step...going on the internet to search for interesting information beyond the first and second grade books. This required a ton of supervision on the teacher's part, and the search was limited to only a few basic sites. I thought to myself, "wouldn't it be great if elementary kids had more freedom to explore the internet in school without being exposed to questionable content or leading ads?" Now, thanks to Bing in the Classroom, parents and teachers can worry a little less while kids learn a whole lot more.
“We created Bing in the Classroom because we believe students deserve a search environment tailored for learning. Classrooms should be ad-free, and that should be as true online as it is offline,” said Matt Wallaert, creator of Bing in the Classroom, Microsoft.
Bing in the Classroom is an initiative sponsored by Bing to help bring technology to schools and is open to all K-12 schools throughout the United States . When schools work with Bing in the Classroom, they receive access to ad-free, safe, private search by Bing, digital literacy lesson plans, and a rewards program that community members can use to earn tablets for their schools.
Watch this quick, awesome (and funny!) video to see how it works:
Join Bing in the Classroom today, and spread the word to the educators and administrators at your child's school. When you join Bing Rewards, you can donate earned points to donate Surface tablets to school. Plus, Bing in the Classroom provides digital literacy lesson plans for teachers!
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