Technology holds promise to build better classrooms and develop strong teachers in schools across the US. Whether we’re talking about communication, collaboration, problem solving or global awareness, new technology can be a catalyst to enhance learning. However, for all the promise that technology holds we need to ensure that it does not come at the cost of children’s safety or privacy.
In partnership with Parade Magazine, Microsoft is hosting a series of events in Salt Lake City, St. Louis and Boston featuring panel conversations focused on the topic of technology in the classroom. The panel discussion, which is moderated by Parade Editor-In -Chief Maggie Murphy, focuses on building better classrooms, ways technology is helping to transform the learning environment and tools and resources to help teachers and parents ensure their children are using technology in a beneficial manner.
A variety of panelists including Microsoft experts, teachers and education bloggers discussed different tools that are currently being implemented inside the classroom. One of those tools included Bing in the Classroom, which offers schools in the U.S. an ad-free, safer, and more private search experience on their school’s network. Additionally, the discussion delved into the need for youth to have access to tech in their classroom and within their community, and how Microsoft is helping to close the skills gap and ensure safe learning.
Here is a look of the event at a recent stop at the St. Louis Microsoft retail store where local educators and experts shared thoughts on the role technology plays in the classroom:
Today, the tour makes its final stop in Boston at the Microsoft Store at The Shops at Prudential Center. If you are in the area please stop by from 3:30-5:00 pm to join in on the conversation.
– The Bing Team