This post was created in partnership with Bing.
Did you know that Bing in the Classroom provides digital literacy plans for teachers? This program is enhancing the classroom environment and improving children’s abilities to learn digital literacy skills, which are vital due to the digitally advanced world our children are growing up in. If you haven’t heard the great news yet, let me begin by telling you that Bing in the Classroom is an ongoing program focused on helping kids use technology to inspire and satisfy their curiosity. Bing is now providing ad-free searching, more private searching in schools, as well as those daily lesson plans I mentioned earlier. Bing in the Classroom has also created a rewards program that community members can use to earn tablets for their schools. Sign up for Bing Rewards if you haven’t already.
Parents and teachers can take 10 minutes every day with kids to explore the web through a big, beautiful image of the day. Bing in the Classroom lesson plans promote digital literacy and critical thinking in fun, short activities that align with the common core and are written by teachers Bing knows and love. But you don’t have to be a teacher to take advantage of Bing’s daily lesson plans, anyone can utilize these tools.[Tweet “I support @bing in bringing #AdFreeSearch to our schools. Join the movement #BingClassroom”]
When a school district decides to sign up for Bing in the Classroom, they take all the ads out of Bing.com search results. Then Bing turns on SafeSearch with strict filtering, to help filter out adult content that doesn’t belong in schools. And finally, Bing in the Classroom adds enhanced privacy settings that prevent use of search data for personalized ad profiles. Because students should be able to access the transformative power of search at school without having to worry that their searches will be used for ad profiling.
There is nothing more powerful than the power of community. Parents, teachers, and administrators should band together to support digital literacy in all schools. Show support for #adfreesearch! Allow our children the opportunity to use the internet to explore, learn, and ignite a fire of imagination in your child’s mind. Help your school get Bing in the Classroom and let your child search ad-free.
This is great. Way to go Bing. Kids don’t need all the ads.
What a great initiative for Bing! Literacy is so important!!
It’s great to see that Microsoft is doing something great for the kids of our future besides getting us to buy more of their video game console and games. Kudos!
I think that is wonderful what Bing does. Great program!
I love that BING is doing this! Our kids are spending more and more time on the computer at school and ads free is important to me.
I love that Bing has ventured into this initiative of literacy. It is great when a company gives back and thinks of helping others
I am all for digital literacy and even better if it is ad free for children. Children and students should never have to worry about being profiled for ads. Kudos to Bing!
Literacy is such an important topic. I am glad to hear that Bing is part of such a great initiative.
It’s really rad that Bing has stepped up to offer this for the schools. Removing the ads is great, but the filter is awesome! It doesn’t take a minute for a kid to wander somewhere online, especially when the teacher isn’t right there to monitor closely.
this would be wonderful to have in our classrooms. Ads are super distracting!