Use Bing, receive free Surface tablets.
The program allows schools across the country to use an ad-free version of Bing that comes with added privacy protections and filtering tailored for students.
Students in those schools will also have an opportunity to earn free Surface tablets (those not participating in Bing for Schools are also eligible). Microsoft now has a new point system via Bing Rewards that awards free Surface RT tablets in exchange for using its search engine.
Teachers, students, parents and friends can use the Bing Rewards program and direct those points to a specific school. Once a school reaches 30,000 credits — the equivalent to about 60 people using Bing regularly per month — Microsoft will send a free tablet with a Touch Cover.
If you’re interested in signing up your school, head here.
Editor’s note: Schools do not need to sign up for Bing for Schools to receive free Surface tablets. The story has been updated to reflect this.
Previously on GeekWire: LA schools plan to give free iPads to 640,000 students by 2014