Teach Kids Research Skills with Ad-Free Search


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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.

Earn FREE surface tablets for your school and learn about adfree search with Bing in the Classroom.

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?

Ads.

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.

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Comments

  1. I’m glad to know that this is available. It’s so hard to balance the necessity of technology with trying to protect your kids from adult content and advertising.

  2. My son also says we should ask the phone! I’m gong to go check out Bing Rewards I hadn’t heard of it before. I’ll check with my kid’s school as well :)

    • Erica MomandKiddo says:

      Isn’t it funny the things our kids say, but would never have made sense when we were kids?

  3. Thanks for the informative post on this app! No ads really sells it for me!

  4. Thanks for introduction to Bing! I love this idea!

  5. I’m just in shock/awe at the idea of two full time librarians and a computer room – lucky boys!

    • Erica MomandKiddo says:

      It is kind of amazing. We are really lucky to be at the school. It’s not typical of public schools which are perpetually underfunded.

  6. Other than being made aware of “Bing for the Classroom,” my favorite part of this post is:

    “They are practicing off-screen research methods before learning digital search techniques.”

    :D :D :D Thanks, Erica :)

    • Erica MomandKiddo says:

      Yup, that’s really important to me. It’s impossible to escape the realities of digital search so let’s make sure they know how to use it RIGHT.

  7. I vastly prefer google for searching but this is a very good idea. I will check it out for my classroom.

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