In an increasingly digital world, students need to be able to navigate technology. Bing in the Classroom offers a variety of resources to help educators teach digital literacy skills—but the lesson doesn’t end in the classroom. Scroll down to see how parents and teachers can support digital literacy.
- Teaching tools
- Daily lesson plans for the classroom or your home
Parents and teachers can take 10 minutes every day with kids to explore the web through a big, beautiful image of the day. Our Bing in the Classroom lesson plans promote digital literacy and critical thinking in fun, short activities that align with the common core and are written by teachers we know and love.
- Ja'Dell Davis
Ja'Dell Davis is a Los Angeles native who currently lives in New York City. She works in the Youth Services Department at the Educational Alliance as the Assistant Director for Higher Education Initiatives, where she specifically oversees college prep programming for high school seniors, and academic enrichment programming for middle school students. Ja’Dell previously taught high school in Philadelphia public schools, and implemented college access programming at Chester High School in Chester, Pennsylvania. Ja’Dell received her B.A. from Swarthmore College with a special major in History and Educational Studies, and a minor in Black Studies. She completed her M.S.Ed in Secondary School Education at the University of Pennsylvania. This fall, she will begin her doctoral studies in the Department of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In addition to her work in the education field, Ja’Dell is a dancer, musician, avid people watcher, and Scrabble enthusiast.
- Nell Bang-Jensen
Nell Bang-Jensen is a teacher and theater artist living in Philadelphia, PA. Her passion for arts education has led her to a variety of roles including developing curriculum for Philadelphia Young Playwrights and teaching at numerous theaters and schools around the city. She works with playwrights from ages four to ninety on developing new work and is especially interested in alternative literacies and theater for social change. A graduate of Swarthmore College, she currently works in the Artistic Department of the Wilma Theater and, in addition to teaching, is a freelance actor and dramaturg. In 2011, Nell was named a Thomas J. Watson Fellow and spent her fellowship year traveling to seven countries studying how people get their names.
- Alice Keeler
Alice Keeler is a mother of 5 and a teacher in Fresno, California. She has her B.A. in Mathematics, M.S. in Educational Media Design and Technology and is currently working on a doctorate in Educational Technology with an emphasis in games and simulations. She is an EdTech speaker, blogger, and presenter, and the founder of coffeecue—a 1 hour unconference event for educators. Alice works with teachers on integrating technology into the classroom, rather than layering tech on top of what they are already doing. She’s passionate that kids are not failures, and researches gamification to increase student motivation.
- Annie Liu
Annie Liu graduated from Queens College, CUNY with a B.A. in History, minoring in Secondary Education. With a strong interest in the digital space, she has helped EdTech startups build fun, educational web and mobile applications. In her spare time, Annie likes to relax by practicing yoga or curl up with a good book and a glass of wine.
- Skype in the classroom
Create a classroom without walls. Skype in the Classroom has a directory of experts from around the world waiting to talk to your class about their field. You can also connect with another classroom and use digital literacy skills to try and guess where it is located using the Mystery Skype program.
- Apps transform learning
There are thousands of education apps in the Windows store to help manage your classroom, customize content and bring learning to life.