Kids ask a lot of questions.
When was the last time you looked up the answer to one of your child’s inquiries using the encyclopedia?
Yeah, me neither.
… and I consider myself pretty old school, still clinging to my well-worn paperback Webster’s Dictionary. However, I have grown to love the voice activated search tool on my Windows phone. In fact, my 5 year old has taken to saying,
Let’s ask the phone.
So even old school parents like me know that digital search is a useful and important tool.
My sons are lucky. They go to a public school with two full time librarians and a computer room that houses enough surface tablets so that each child can work independently. My 3rd grader tells me that they haven’t yet worked with search engines at school. They are practicing off-screen research methods before learning digital search techniques.
I’m happy my sons are getting a good foundation in research skills. That way they will be able to better utilize digital search engines. They will be more discerning about search results and know how to find in-depth information about a topic.
What’s not helpful for kids using digital search to help them answer their questions?
Meet Bing in the Classroom:
Bing in the Classroom is an ongoing program providing ad-free, safe search for students. It helps kids focus on getting the answers they need to complete their homework, learn about topics that interest them and investigate the world around them.
What Bing in the Classroom does:
- Provides search results without advertisements.
- Filters out adult content.
- Offers content specifically tailored to the classroom
- Enhances privacy protection.
How Bing in the Classroom can help YOUR school:
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This post was created in partnership with Bing in the Classroom.