Microsoft behavioral scientist Matt Wallaert is a one-man team on a mission to deliver Bing for Schools to every school possible.
As he explains on the Microsoft in Education blog, Bing for Schools gives educators the ability to safely search the Internet with strict filtering and without advertisements. It makes sure student profile searches aren’t tracked. There are also three lesson plans a day aligned to Common Core State Standards and tailored for grades K-4, 5-8 and 9-12 that use free Microsoft tools and applications.
Teachers can use the image of the day on the Bing home page as a daily lesson plan by clicking on the “Info” tab on the bottom right corner of the home page. That takes them to a curated search page on the main topic of the daily image or video. Users can also download lesson plans and save them for later, too.
He encourages parents who use Bing as their search engine to designate their child’s school to benefit as they rack up Bing Rewards points. And it’s not hard to get new hardware: 60 parents running routine searches using Bing can provide a free Surface RT to a school each month.
Check out more of Wallaert’s tips about how to make the most of Bing for Schools on the Microsoft in Education blog.
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