Bing For Schools Offers Ad-Free Search Experience, SafeSearch Filtered Content & Lesson Plans

bing-school-chalkboard-featured Bing announced Bing For Schools today, a new program designed for K-12 US schools, scheduled to launch later this year. In an effort to help schools teach digital literacy skills, Bing For Schools will offer an ad-free search experience with SafeSearch settings to filter adult content and lesson plans attached to homepage images. The Bing For Schools program will be free to any school that wishes to participate. Once a school opts-in, Bing will enable the specialized search features across all Bing.com searches from within the school's network. Bing says schools that use the program will [...]


Watch, Know, Learn: A Rich Online Video Academy

The Khan Academy gets a lot of deservedly favorable attention for its breadth and depth of online video instruction. But there's another, similar site that I think deserves applause for quality, authoritative online video instruction. It also happens to be a freebie. It's called WatchKnowLearn.org and it’s being developed for K-12 students and educators. While I don’t fit directly into either of those categories I like to think of myself as a "lifelong learner" and for that reason WatchKnowLearn has become an essential reference tool for me, perfect for a quick knowledge "tune-up," [...]


Quintura For Kids Launched

I discussed Quintura in November - if you recall it's a search engine that provides searchers with a tag cloud, which if they mouse over the tags it will display results. Well, today they launched Quintura for kids as a beta release. It works along the same lines as the adult version, with a search box, tag cloud and mouse over to see results, drawn from Yahoo Kids. It's looking very seasonal at the moment with a backdrop of snow, lights, trees and so on. There are also five icons for various search subjects such as animals, games and music, and the opening page already has a tag cloud of pop [...]


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