Bing for Classroom program offer a tailored search engine experience for school networks. Microsoft today announced a new feature designed to help students better access educational resources, navigate the web, and develop critical digital skills – even easier than before. Students will now see a new strip of educational content along the bottom of the homepage when they visit Bing.com. Because search is an avenue to discovery, and we want to make it easier, safer, and more fun for kids to explore.
This curated ‘news feed’ will feature content ranging from educational topics to search tips to productivity resources and is designed to spark students’ curiosity. Students will see a regular word of the day, top education apps, and digital literacy tips. They’ll also be prompted to learn how to code, how to insult a Klingon, and how to say hello in Turkish. They can take a tour of the Coliseum with Photosynth, identify the world’s deepest lake with Bing’s magic answers, and convert their weight into units of stone with Bing Conversions. Stories, teasers, and tips are hand-picked by our editorial team at Bing, specifically for students.
Normal version of Bing.com feature a similar bar that includes the world’s top searches, but as students might find it distracting in the classroom, Microsoft is replacing it with rich, relevant content especially for students.
And people all over the world are using our daily, age-specific lesson plans, written by teachers across the US, to empower kids with critical thinking and search skills. The new educational story bar builds on this digital literacy and enhances our free, custom offering for schools that are enrolled in ad-free, safer, more private search. You can check if it is available in your school, as well as how many credits they’ve earned toward their next Surface, using our Find Your School tool. And eligible school districts and private schools can register to get the free offering at www.bing.com/classroom/registration.
Read more at Bing blog.