We understand that implementing digital signage in schools is hard.
However, the educational sector should understand that their target market is the younger generation, who prove to be most difficult to reach with traditional printed signs. So why waste time and effort in outdated, labor intensive and disconnected communication strategies with your staff and students? Keep up with trends and modernize your school with an effective digital signage solution.
Below we shall discuss LED sign benefits for schools and educational institutions.
Productive educational outcomes in a classroom
Switch from whiteboards and markers to digital signage in education and notice the increased level of engagement and interactivity amongst students and teachers. Screens are no longer a distraction; use them to make learning fun and interactive with pictures, graphics, maps, games, and so on. Attractive presentations are an incentive for students to participate with attention. Moreover, by incorporating different media into one lesson, teachers are successfully attending to different learning styles for each student.
In speaking of productive outcomes, schools can implement digital signage to acknowledge and promote high-performing students with different talents. This will boost their morale and motivate other students also to work harder. Students celebrating birthdays can be highlighted on the classroom screen, and in the case of younger students, those with exceptional behavior can be recognized.
Added benefit: Visual aids are not just helpful for students but also for teachers during a faculty meeting to encourage engagement and participation. Statistics and timetables can be presented attractively on LED screens in a meeting room.
Navigating around campus is easier
Whether your campus is small or big, finding the accounts office or the canteen can be difficult for newcomers. Higher educational institutes such as universities benefit from customized digital signs that inform students and faculty about the location of departments, classrooms, meetings and conferences across a large campus. While you may point out that students and faculty will eventually learn their way across campus and don’t need to be directed all the time, we will argue that parents and visitors to the campus will be glad to see such directional signage to guide them around.
Updates and announcements can be communicated easily
Communication is an important part of successful operations in high schools and colleges. Traditional signage and emails are often ineffective in conveying information. A much better job of mass communication is done by setting up signs in hallways and other common areas of a school. For example, students in a cafeteria just need to look at the digital display to learn about upcoming events, and teachers can find out about important news while looking at the screen of their department office.
Some essential information that are effectively communicated with LED school signs are:
- Sports events
- Fundraising events
- Examination dates
- Cafeteria menu
- Student recognition
- Schedules for extra curriculars
- Emergency alerts
Cost effective and generates revenue
Every article that talks about the benefits of digital signage mentions how it can be cost effective in the long run because of extremely low cost per impressions as compared to static signage and due to digitalization being easy to maintain and update.
That being said, one may wonder, how a school LED sign can generate revenue?
Several businesses that want to reach students to promote their products and services would be willing to pay a price to advertise in school LED signs. Announcing sales, events, news with company name and logo is also a good strategy for creating awareness. Schools can generate additional revenue by having advertisements displayed on their digital screens.
In case of an emergency, every educational institute must be prepared with an evacuation plan to save the many lives on campus. Evacuation plans that are traditionally posted on bulletin boards by school administrators are hardly even noticed by students and teachers, let alone memorizing these! By installing a digital signage network in various locations on campus and integrating real time updates, anyone on campus just has to take a look at the nearest screen to figure out which is the quickest and safest exit route for them.
Create a brand image
Advertising student and school achievements on indoor and outdoor digital signs in a school helps create an impressive brand image for visitors as well as those who are just driving by your campus. By positioning screens in strategic locations schools can reach unique target markets, as well as create a modern environment for the education system.
If technology can make education, teaching and communication so much easier, effective and productive, why not invest in it? In addition to communicating well and practicing better teaching, schools can embrace digital signage for safety protocols, and to create a modern brand image to its stakeholders.