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Bing In The Classroom #adfreesearch #bingclassroom @Bing

I’m so thrilled to be partnering with Bing for today’s post. All opinions are my own.

Most of you know that I have three kids, ages 1, 5, and 6. My kids LOVE technology. My 1 year old has her toy remote, and the 5 and 6 year olds have their electronic gadgets and a computer that is used for schoolwork.   If your kids are anything like my kids, they love to use the computer.   We do have guidelines for screen time in our house, and they are restricted to what sites they are allowed to visit.  Knowing that we will be incorporating more internet research into our classroom next year,  I worry about online safety for them.   And that is with me there, monitoring their searches!   I can’t imagine how much more I would worry if my kids were using a computer in a classroom or school library that isn’t within arms reach of me!

Bing Classroom

As you know, I homeschool.  I realize that this is not a viable option for many of my readers, and many parents as a whole, which is why I wanted to share with you exciting news about Bing in the Classroom!

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 didn’t stop with #adfreesearch, though.  With the popular Bing Rewards program, you can help the school of your choice earn credits towards Surface tablets simply by signing up and searching with Bing. Now it is easier than ever to see how many Rewards credits an individual school has earned. You can search for any school by ZIP code and see how many other people are contributing, how many Surface tablets the school has earned so far, and how many credits are needed to earn the next Surface. And you can see if a school is registered for the search enhancements, so you can know if your kids are receiving ad-free, safer, more private search in the classroom when they choose Bing.

Anyone can earn credits just by searching the web with Bing—similar to a frequent flyer program. Credits can be donated to help get free Microsoft Surface tablets for schools.  It’s easy! Just go to 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, and you earn credits for the school of your choice.

How Bingtastic is that?

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About Virginia

Hi there! My name is Virginia, and I am the author/owner of That Bald Chick. I am a Christian, wife, mother of three, full time homemaker, homeschooler, and ministry volunteer in addition to being a blogger. In my free time *cough* I enjoy reading, writing, taking walks with my family, and listening to music.

Comments

  1. Stopping by from the campaign. After learning about the Bing in the Classroom program, it’s really a no brainer that we would want our kids focused on learning, not being distracted by junk ads.

  2. I don’t think our school uses Bing yet, but it sounds like they should be!

  3. I don’t believe that Bing is being used in my children’s school. I hate for them to be online and all they see is spammy ads!

  4. Sounds like all schools should be using Bing! It’s great that it has so many options to customize it to work with your school’s or child’s needs.

  5. That is such an amazing idea! It is great to have kids on the computers, but all the spam and ads makes it not safe!

  6. I think that’s awesome that Bing offers ad free searches. It’s so perfect for schools and when young ones are using the computer. I hate those weirdo pop up ads!

  7. It is great that Bing offers an ad free version for school students.

  8. I love this. When I was teaching the kids were all over the internet. This would have worked very well for me then…and obviously still now!

  9. I wasn’t aware of getting credits to get tables for the school. That sounds like a great program!

  10. That program is a terrific reason for people to use Bing! I hadn’t heard of it before.

  11. I am not sure if Bing is the search engine of choice in my girl’s schools, but if not, it really should be. School should be all about the learning, less about the ads. They get enough of that on the tv!

  12. I’ll have to keep Bing in mind. My grandkids love their technology too.

  13. I love this initiative! I hope I can earn some Surfaces for my son’s school!

  14. What a great idea. I will need to use this for my son for my home even if we don’t home school.

  15. What a great initiative! Bing sounds like something that should be implemented in all schools.

  16. The internet can be a scary place! I am not even close to ready for my daughter to “surf” without supervision!

  17. i hate letting my kids on the computer. I never know what is going to appear on the screen. bing is the answer

  18. Well, I wan’t a big Bing fan (not a not-fan, just not all that into finding out about them). Now that I’ve read this, I’m definitely interested in checking them out and learning more. And yep, the Bing points do sound Bingtastic. 😉

  19. I was just reading about this. My third grader’s class does everything on computers- they each have their own and use it all day. I was wondering about what search they used and was going to bring this up with the teacher.

  20. What a great program. Those ads can be quite scary and lead children in the wrong direction.

  21. I love Bing. I remember when they first launched and now they have grown so big! My daughter uses it frequently to search for animals that she is interested in.

  22. I love that bing is taking the ads out for schools. My daughter is in middle school and they are using the computers more and more and I always worry about ads and such.

  23. My daughter used computers at school this year. She is a kindergartner but they were only allowed on learning sites.

  24. I love that Bing is providing this service to children! Ads can be such a big distraction, and you never know what will catch a child’s eye for a click.

  25. This looks like a great tool in the classroom. Kids definitely don’t need distractions

  26. I love the idea of ad free searching for students. Less distractions while at school is always a good thing!

  27. What bing is doing to help our students is awesome!!