Hi friends! It’s been a few years since I’ve been in school. Just a few. And of course even longer since I’ve been in grade school, but I know one thing for a fact: today’s classroom and today’s students are VASTLY different. I mean sure, we had a computer lab where we tried our luck at Oregon Trail, but nothing like what we have today. Today kids seem to be born knowing how to operate a smart phone. With our new generations also comes different ways to learn. I spent a few years in educational technology and I can tell you we’re JUST at the precipice of a digital revolution. Technology does NOT replace learning, but I’ve seen first hand with my own kids that technology can enhance learning and change the way we learn. Enter Bing in the Classroom.
Access to the internet for schools can be a game changer, but unbridled access can be scary. Let’s face it, there is a lot of creepy stuff on the world wide web that we don’t want our kids to have access to. That’s where Bing in the Classroom comes into play. Bing in the Classroom is an ongoing program focused on helping kids use technology to inspire and satisfy their curiosity. It provides ad-free, safe, private search in schools, daily lesson plans that inspire critical thinking, and a rewards program that community members can use to earn tablets for their schools. Show support for #adfreesearch!
“As soon as I started using Bing in the Classroom, I noticed my kids being more attentive and focused in class. We all know advertisements can be distracting, and with BiC I don’t have to worry about inappropriate content getting in the way of the lesson plan or students’ research.” – Lynda Shipley, Bremerton School District
We closely monitor what our kids do on computers and tablets in our home – but what about at school? Wouldn’t it be great to know that your kids have access to technology AND safe search with Bing? Well YOU can help make that happen. How? Sign up for Bing Rewards! That’s right, 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! All you have to do is stay signed in as you search with Bing.
So get started today and earn a Surface tablet for your school with Bing Rewards! I know I’m going to chat with our district administrators to get our schools on board. I would love to do my part to bring technology to my kids’ schools, how about you?
This post was created in partnership with Bing.