Microsoft Releases Bing in the Classroom
Initially launched as a pilot program earlier this year, Bing for Schools provided five of the largest United States public school districts with advertisement free searching. As the pilot program has evolved and captured more attention than ever, with it now being available to 4.5 million children located across hundreds of United States school districts, Microsoft has rolled out its final version of Bing for Schools, known as Bing in the Classroom. The new version of the Microsoft search engine keeps its advertisement free searching and also adds in privacy controls that allow adult content to be blocked. As students or teachers search with Bing in the Classroom they will receive results that include only online resources, instead of advertisements, businesses, and company websites that are featured across other search engines.
While Microsoft has unleashed Bing in the Classroom to the masses, it is not available in all schools. Parents can see which schools have the new version of the search engine by going onto the Bing in the Classroom website.