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  • Blog Post: Search Developer Summit 2009 (SEO) - Jane and Robot- June 12

    Bing is the proud sponsor of Search Developer Summit 2009 hosted by the fine folks at jane and robot . When: Friday June 12, 2009 from 10:00am - 6:00pm Where: Microsoft San Francisco Office - 835 Market Street, Suite 700, San Francisco, California 94103 Description: Come mix with leaders in...
  • Blog Post: The Avatar Award Competition: In NYC with James Cameron, Richard Greene and Bing

    The human ability to clearly articulate our ideas with conviction, fortitude and authenticity is something that should be developed and nurtured in our young people. Indeed one of Bing’s core missions is to provide a level of clarity on the web and help people find what they asked but also help...
  • Blog Post: REDU’s RE:FORM SCHOOL Follow Up

    To those of you who attended- RE:FORM SCHOOL in NYC , a REDU call to action event to rethink our US education through visual arts and creative workshops- thank you for the support! The numbers below testify to the energy and enthusiasm that everybody brought. The event was a unique convergence of...
  • Blog Post: REDU: Every Kid Deserves a Great Education

    As you might know, there is an increasingly critical national conversation developing around the state of education in the United States. This conversation is happening at all levels of American life, from the White House to the local school district. As kids are heading back to school, you likely have...
  • Blog Post: Artists unite for education reform at REDU HOMEROOM

    As we highlighted last week, REDU HOMEROOM, a two-week fundraising exhibition featuring original art by five renowned artists is up and running in New York. The featured artists: Scott Campbell, Neck Face, José Parla, Lucien Marc-Smith, and Luis Gispert are drawing from their personal experiences...
  • Blog Post: RE:FORM SCHOOL – REDU x Creative Community Coming Together for Education

    In the past month since REDU launched, we have seen the call for education reinvention thrust into the middle of a national conversation. The numbers are staggering – a third of our students never graduate, US ranks 18 th out of 21 countries in math and science, over 1 million veteran teachers...
  • Blog Post: Ask Arne about Education

    Arne Duncan, the U.S. secretary of education, fields your questions in an Oct. 1 webcast. Are crumbling schools putting our nation’s future at risk? Are our teachers prepared for the myriad challenges they meet in the classroom? Is frequent testing giving us a good idea of student success and...
  • Blog Post: The Bing Million Dollar Giving Challenge to help schools launches for the holidays

    Bing is ready to share some holiday cheer with deserving schools – our goal is to give one million dollars to schools in need before December 31 st ! Starting today, you can help us help kids with one simple click here . The Bing One Million Dollar Giving Challenge is in partnership with DonorsChoose...
  • Blog Post: Our Commitment to Education

    The idea of connecting people to information is something that the team here at Bing strongly believes in and something that we know teachers across the world do every day. Bing provides data and a service that empowers teachers with tools and students with a vast amount of knowledge, giving them the...
  • Blog Post: Picture the Impossible (with RIT, Democrat and Chronicle and Bing)!

    What if, for a few months this fall, your town/neighborhood changed - became the site of three warring factions, each striving to gain eminence, each with people they are trying to protect? And even the newspaper was not immune to their petty rivalries and challenges? What if you were invited to join...
  • Blog Post: Support Education with the Bing Education Map App

    In our continuing commitment to education through programs such as REDU , today marks the launch of “ Our School Needs ”, a competition open to all public and private schools, grades K thru 12, in the United States. Starting today schools will have the tools needed to create their entry with...
  • Blog Post: First Bell! Time to submit Our School Needs projects is running out.

    This weekend marks the end of the Our School Needs submission phase. We have received terrific projects from all across the U.S., and we are hoping to see many more over the next two days. It's been great reading your essays and seeing your photos and videos. We are constantly amazed at the creativity...
  • Blog Post: Tips to defeat “The Routine”

    Random holiday decorations may still be littering areas of my house, but one thing isn't-my kids. After what feels like a month (okay, it was two weeks, but it felt longer), we're back into the "get up/pack lunch/go to school/do homework" routine. And that's where we're going to have trouble. It's that...
  • Blog Post: Guest Blog: How Kids Learn

    "Hey, can we see Bing today?" That's how it started. Earlier this school year I began to use the Bing homepage as an attention grabber in my 21 st century classroom. Now my students ask for it! I use a digital enhancement to enrich almost each day's class. My students anticipate...
  • Blog Post: The 15 finalists for Our School Needs

    It wasn't easy, but this morning our judges chose 15 extraordinary submissions to move on to the final voting round of the Our School Needs contest. And the finalists are: Grades 10-12 #1: Science Old School Style from Trinity Christian School (Williston, North Dakota) Unsafe equipment and...
  • Blog Post: Meet Teacher Sally High

    The new school year has begun. For the sixth consecutive year, my small rural junior high school has earned high achievement and high growth ratings in Colorado’s standardized assessments. Interestingly, this welcome news isn’t dominating the collaborative conversations among my fellow faculty...
  • Blog Post: Good Education Decisions That Start with “Once Upon a Time”

    I am in a somewhat unique situation with two kids in college and two kids in preschool/kindergarten. This large age gap sometimes makes us feel like we are raising two separate families and my husband and I joke that the good news here is we can correct our mistakes the second time around. Though we...
  • Blog Post: Tuesday morning field trip to Vietnam

    I'm planning to take a trip to Vietnam this spring. I've never been to Asia, and everyone always has glowing things to say about Vietnam. Great food, diverse culture, friendly people, natural beauty...Vietnam has it all. But I don't know very much about the country beyond what others have told me. That...
  • Blog Post: Insider Tips: How to make a great video

    If you've already decided on what to ask for in the Our School Needs contest, and how to ask for it , and decided to submit a video, and stitched your name on the back of your director's chair (let's call that Tip #1) - this post's for you. Creating a video is a smart choice. It lets...
  • Blog Post: Bing Maps helping solve the world’s toughest problems – seriously!

    Whether it’s tracking the location of a bus so that, especially if you’re visually impaired, you know when your bus is coming; helping friends and family know where you are so that you can be rescued in the event of a disaster or even providing insight into potential malaria hotspots, this...
  • Blog Post: Video: Josh Groban on Our School Needs

    Singer Josh Groban swung by Marie Curie Middle School in Queens, NY with brand new instruments from Bing to kickoff the Our School Needs Project. Here's a quick video from the visit. And don't forget; there's only 4 days left to submit an Our School Needs entry!
  • Blog Post: Guest Blog: Unlocking education with your imagination

    Educators from across the United States gathered in downtown Denver earlier this November for the National Council for the Social Studies annual convention. I traveled to Denver from my rural southwest Colorado school district and engaged in four days of unsurpassed professional development and networking...
  • Blog Post: Guest Blog: Our Schools Need...Us!

    If you're like me, reading the Our School Needs entries has been extremely revealing. It was hard to read that there are children going to school in facilities that aren't adequately heated; that have moldy canopies covering the lunch tables; that have ancient playground equipment-or none at...
  • Blog Post: Rallying a community to your cause: Reno’s Beck Elementary’s journey to the OSN finals

    Last night, we hosted a Twitter party about giving during the holiday season. It's a chance for us to connect with teachers, parents, and others that are passionate about education and charity. We go back and forth, sharing our thoughts about what charities we like, how we "bring learning home," and...
  • Blog Post: Last day to “Rate” Our School Needs entries!

    We've received over 700 incredible entries to the Our School Needs contest - now is your last chance for you to "rate" them, and help us choose which schools will move on to the semi-finals. What are "ratings"? Beside each submission, you've probably noticed the little...