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  • Blog Post: Bing adds hundreds of new venue maps

    Whether you live in Poland or Spain, Russia or Belgium, or pretty much anywhere in-between, you will now be able to explore your local shopping mall through Bing maps - helping you locate the stores you are looking for, find the closest services and facilities like restrooms and cash machines, and even...
  • Blog Post: Using Bing search in the classroom

    Instant answers and peace of mind, too. Students stop learning when they get frustrated or stuck. Bing can help students move forward on a lesson or their homework when you can’t be there to help. Get your formula for success Find a square root quickly. Capture the correct spelling, definition or pronunciation...
  • Blog Post: Immerse your students in a subject with Bing

    It’s amazing what you can find on a Bing map. Discover interactive, 3-D Photosynth® technology and encourage students toexplore historic or curious places as if they’re standing right there. 1) Take a virtual field trip Other online maps show you the roof of the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art. With...
  • Blog Post: A fast way to freshen your lessons with Bing

    Today’s students are raised on multimedia. They absorb information fast when it is visually presented. Bing helps teachers search for engaging content that can improve student learning. The best comes first Bing presents the richest, most useful result to your search query, front and centre. Bing summarises...
  • Blog Post: The top 3 reasons to use Bing in your school

    Bing is more than a search engine. It’s a decision engine that helps teachers and students find what they need fast in a visual and organised way. Bing can save time by making lesson preparation easier. Dynamic features such as Related Searches and Microsoft® Photosynth® technology can increase student...
  • Blog Post: Using technology from today to explore the past

    I’m sure that you’ll have seen Deep Zoom technology in use – either in demonstrations or on websites. It underpins many other applications such as Bing Maps, PhotoSynth and Image Composite Editor. Several schools such as Shireland have used Deep Zoom to organise and present learning resources, whilst...
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