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Bing Offers Ad Free Search in the Classroom

Thanks to Bing for sponsoring today’s discussion.

We have a wide range of experience with school aged children. Our oldest is a senior in high school this year – can you believe that!? Our second is about to go into preschool and my husband is an elementary school teacher. Education is a priority in our house, as it is in many homes. I come from a family that doesn’t value education as much as I would have liked them to. I was determined to excel in school and get an education to change that cycle. My husband’s family is very dedicated to education as well with all of them having masters degrees or higher. My husband’s love for education is also obvious from his choice in career. As people who highly value education, we are always looking for ways to support our children and students in their education journeys.

The internet brings about so many questions and so many distractions when it comes to a child/teen trying to accomplish their school work. I am constantly looking at way to keep the children focused and at tools that will help support their learning in ways that don’t distract them from their studies

One tool I’ve come across recently that truly excites me is Bing in the Classroom. Take a look at this video and you’ll see what I mean:

An ad free search engine is perfect for students! It prevents them from not only being distracted, but also from seeing things that we don’t want them to see. Online is full of things that we, as parents, don’t want our young children seeing. Ad free searching from Bing in the Classroom is the perfect solution!

 

Support Your Schools

You, too, can support your schools by visiting the Bing For Classrooms Show Support page. Bing is offering #adfreesearch for all schools, which includes the removal of all advertising, strict filters for adult content, and enhanced privacy protection. This is absolutely what is needed in our 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.

Help By Signing Up for Bing Rewards

We’ve made it even easier for people to support the schools they care about. Our popular Bing Rewards program enables people to earn credits towards Surface tablets for a school of their choice simply by signing up and searching with Bing. Now we are making it easier 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 we’ll also tell you if the 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! All you have to do is stay signed in as you search with Bing.

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.

 

Let’s all support our schools with an ad free search engine to help our children stay focused on what matters! Let’s do it with the help of Bing in the Classroom!

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