Microsoft partners with Scripps National Spelling Bee to expand learning resources

For the first time, the Scripps National Spelling Bee has partnered with Microsoft to help integrate technology and expand the learning resources for students and schools. As a result, Microsoft has been named the 2014 Scripps National Spelling Bee Technology Champion.

As 1981 Scripps National Spelling Bee champion Paige Kimble, now executive director of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, explains on the Microsoft in Education blog, this collaboration will include a free Windows 8 spelling app for teachers and students on the Microsoft in Education download page. For schools enrolled in Bing for Schools ad-free, safer, more private search, there will be special spelling-related surprises for certain queries.

There will also be a free, weekly Spelling Bee lesson plan. The lesson plans will also be available on Microsoft’s Partners in Learning page. And, starting Wednesday, Bing for Schools’ daily Word of the Day will be available on the Bee’s Facebook page. 

To read more about how this partnership spells success, head over to the Microsoft in Education blog.

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Athima Chansanchai
Microsoft News Center Staff