Digital Signage Scoop: There’s A Lot More Going On At School Than The Three Rs

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In the summer, children, youth, and youth prepare to return to school to continue their education and need digital school signs.

Although this annual ritual continues in the same way as my life, many other aspects of the school experience are different. For example, why should students learn Dewey’s decimal system for Google and the Internet? Remember the unique smell and sodden sensation of the new mimeographed quiz? A relic of a past time. What about nooks full of football games, kickball or basketball? Do you still want to win winners and losers?

Here’s another one to remember: The disembodied voice of the principal who came from a small speaker on the wall filled the room with various announcements. That, forgive, is an old school. It is lost – or at least expanded by technologies such as television production that manages students and digital signage.

While it is not surprising that digital signage replaces communication methods around schools, some may see the extent of the expansion of digital signage on campus. According to an article published on ecampusnews.com in July, some 1,500 campuses added digital signage last year, and an additional 2,200 campuses are also expected to take place in 2011.

Digital signs for campuses and universities at the elementary, secondary and college levels are used for a variety of applications, including but not limited to:

* Information: When billboards, lockers, and even telephone poles on campus are covered by travelers who recruit students for activities, announce a new group on the tour or by sending other important news, digital school signs offer a more attractive way to get the message out faster and easier.

* Wayfinding: Frequent visitors to a college campus or even a very high school do not know how to go where they want to go. Digital sign cannot only accommodate visitors but also find a gymnasium, theater or even an auditorium where voting at a local or national election is underway.

* Menu Tables: With digital signage, controlling the display of what is for lunch at the school cafeteria becomes consistent and less intensive, if assigned throughout an entire school district. Imagine the manual steps that must be taken to use the old plastic letter throughout the district. Then, the steps are simplified to connect this great dance.

* Create an environment: Some school districts and universities use digital signage to create the desired environment. For example, a business curriculum focused on Midwestern high schools relies on a digital poster in each classroom to show students’ work and give them a place to make special presentations. Digital signs are therefore both functional and have helped create the desired look and feel of the school district.

* Emergency Alerts: Displays a digital signage network quickly and easily informing teachers, staff, and students of adverse weather and other emergencies.

So here’s the scoop: Digital signage applications change the number of different communication tasks that are fulfilled in educational environments. Digital signs replace future strategies while facilitating the communication of an effective message. It is not surprising that thousands of campuses and school districts across the country are becoming digital billboards.

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