As part of Microsoft’s continued focus on promoting digital literacy in education, the Bing for Schools program offers daily lesson plans designed to teach search skills, Bing Rewards enhancements to help earn Microsoft Surface RT tablets for schools, and, for schools admitted to the pilot program, a tailored Bing search experience for K-12 students when on the school network.
Schools participating in the search pilot will receive ad-free Bing search, strict filtering to help block adult content, and augmented privacy protections. School districts can register for these search enhancements now; a limited number will be accepted into the initial pilot, with other schools being notified about future eligibility. But many of the educational features of Bing for Schools are available to non-pilot schools as well, so be sure to explore all the ways you can support digital literacy in your school.
Bing for Schools is free and easy to implement in your district. Once you register, and if your school is included in the search pilot, any time a student or teacher uses Bing from within your school network, they’ll get no ads in Bing search results, strict SafeSearch filtering to help block adult content, and enhanced privacy protections. Plus, in addition to the search pilot, you can encourage teachers to use Common Core-aligned lesson plans to teach digital literacy and tell parents about the opportunity to use Bing Rewards enhancements to earn Surface RTs for your school.