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Technology usage and the ad free search with Bing
We have this discussion about technology a lot at our home. How much is too much? Should we allow them to be able to search freely? There are so many devices now that it seems impossible to monitor every thing that they are doing. They even have internet at their schools. I’m so glad they do. I know as a teacher I wanted to be able to access some of the videos and things that went with the unit I was teaching. But as a teacher and a mom it also worries me. I love what Bing is now doing for our classrooms. They are making their searches in the schools ad free. So no one is marketing to our children while they are trying to learn. To me that is a wonderful thing. Their ad free search allows them to concentrate on what they are learning and doesn’t distract them from their studies. Bing’s ad free search makes learning at school fun and an ad free searchable internet with strict filters so nothing unseemly gets through and great privacy controls. That’s a good thing!
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.
Have you heard about Bing’s ad free search before now?
Check out the video below and see what Jenna Bush-Hagar has to say about Bings ad free search.
Thank you Bing
Thank you to Bing and their ad free searches in the classroom.
It makes a mama’s mind at ease. Especially when I consider the fact that I have an 8 year old, 11 year old and a 17 year old student at these schools learning from computers in their classrooms! What about you do you worry about your kids and technology either at school or home? It’s always something to worry about with kids. Leave me a comment and tell me about how you feel!