Now more than ever, educational institutions have been integrating more digitally interactive technology into the overall educational space and process. With more and more schools (big and small) moving to 1:1 initiatives and BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) solutions, digital signage has found a strong presence in meeting the demands of the changing educational landscape. Digital signage helps this newer landscape in ways that pair with current technology and also stand alone. Here, we will explore 5 ways digital signage is changing the classroom and why it’s beneficial to students and educators.

1. Increase communication school-wide
Schools, no matter their size or scope, are busy places. Students and teachers are constantly on the move throughout the campus on any given day. Digital signage allows information to be passed in real-time, so that even if a teacher were not at their desk or able to hear overhead announcements they have the ability to know what’s being announced.

2. No gated information (no password to log into)
Student or educator, a lot of school-based information is behind gated sources like email or school management software and requires login credentials. Digital signage allows for quick, ungated information to be sent. When times or locations of events suddenly get changed, or emergency alerts and procedures are enacted, timing is crucial. Ungated digital signage works alongside a school’s emergency plan to get information spread quickly.

3. Clean some of the clutter and save money
Printing costs can quickly eat up a school’s yearly budget with all the functions, clubs, sports and general announcements that tend to be put on a flyer and posted in high traffic areas. Digital signs displaying the week’s menu and needed nutritional information saves weekly printing costs and waste from outdated information.

4. Plays well with and comes alongside BYOD and 1:1
As more schools integrate personal devices into the lifeblood of the school, more of the educational process is coming from screens than ever before. Students and educators alike are able to incorporate interactive digital signage inside and outside the classroom as students are able to manipulate the information that’s been taught. Students are able to use their personal devices for assessment of the items taught from the interactive digital signage in the classroom. Students are also creating more digitally based works and need a digital space to display them. The static bulletin board and art display case won’t work well to highlight the digital creations that are being made.

5. Wayfinding on campuses
School campuses can be difficult to navigate. And not only for those they host during the school day, but also community members during non-teaching hours. Civic organizations, area-wide tournaments and concert events can draw in large numbers of people looking for a quick reference to orient themselves with their surroundings. Digital signage allows more interaction than static maps can with emergency information, important contact information and advertise other upcoming events in the building.

As more students prefer to get their information digitally, digital signage helps to make sure they are getting the right information in a way that interacts with them. Not only does it engage the students and staff it holds during the school day, but also any lay community members who enter the school. Whether they are there for a community meeting or school play they too are able to engage with what’s going on inside the school and are able to become better connected with their local education community.

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