Bing in the Classroom

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Thank you to Bing for supporting today's discussion. As always the opinion is 100% my own. 

Let's face it. We are living in a world that is driven by technology. Kids today are watching videos and playing games on the Internet before they are even able to talk. As a mom I am always fearful of what my little ones could accidentally click on or what might pop up during one of their videos even in the classroom.  I happen to be my son's homeroom mom and spend a significant amount of time in the classroom where the kids are each given computer time. With all of those students and only a few adults you can imagine it wouldn't take long for even a 1st grader to stumble upon something they shouldn't or even get distracted by all the pop ups and ads happening on the page.

That is why Bing in the Classroom is such an amazing opportunity for schools. 

"In schools, when students use search engines other than Bing, they are shown ads that can distract from their studies. With Bing in the Classroom, all advertising is removed, there are strict filters for adult content, and enhanced privacy protection. 

Along with providing educational enhancements, Bing in the Classroom removes ads and blocks searches from being used for personalized advertising for all Bing searches done through the school’s network, making Bing the only major search engine to provide a search offering tailored specifically for the classroom. 

Please note: As a part of the program, all searches performed with Bing in the Classroom will be ad free, however, websites discovered and visited via search will still provide ads. Students will not be served ads in the Bing experience."

Bing is offering #adfreesearch for all schools. This will include the removal of all advertising, strict filters for adult content, and also enhanced privacy protection.

Bing has made it so easy to support your school with their Bing Rewards program. It allows people to earn Surface Tablets for the school of their choice simply by signing up and searching with Bing. It is so easy. You can search for a school by zip code and even see how many people are contributing. I encourage you to sign up and make sure you spread the word to your friends and family and have them help out your local schools as well.

Here is some simple instruction for signing up!

"To begin supporting schools with Bing rewards, simply visit the campaign landing page and select “Find your school” map in the lower right corner of the page. 

Next, enter your school’s zip code and select the name of your school via the dropdown menu and select “Find”. 

From here, select the “Support Your School” section and click on the “Try it now, FREE!” section. You’ll be prompted to create a Microsoft account, or sign in with your Facebook account. All you have to do is stay signed in as you search with Bing to earn credits."

I am so thankful for Bing and their support of our children and their education. 
Let's all work together to keep our kiddos safe and happy on the Internet.  

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