Education Digital Signage:
Amazing Tools for Teaching Success
Blog written by Esther Chew
Globally, nearly 1.5 billion students have been disconnected from their classrooms because of the COVID-19 pandemic, accelerating the need for digital transformation in education.
Digitalising teaching and utilising innovative educational tools help schools create a smarter and more connected campus to meet the growing needs of students and faculty. Digital transformation in education enhances learning by increasing accessibility to learning resources and promoting engagement through interactive learning.
Research by HolonIQ shows that the edtech sector is booming: global edtech venture capital funding increased from $500 million in 2010 to $7 billion in 2019, before jumping nearly three-fold in 2021.
When it comes to technology tools, education digital signage may not be at the top of your list, however, it is worth considering deploying engaging digital signage in your classroom to take lessons up a notch and improve the delivery of information.
In this blog, we learn how and why to use education digital signage for successful teaching.
The global sales of self-checkout kiosks (excluding ATMs and refreshment vending machines) crossed $12 billion in 2021, with Asia-Pacific contributing 25% of the global share. The self-checkout system market is expected to expand at a 15% CAGR between 2022 and 2030.
Education digital signage benefits students
Interactive digital displays, smartboards, laptops, tablets and other audio/visual elements are crucial tools in every modern classroom.
Education digital signage is a highly visible and eye-catching communication channel that informs and engages students. Presenting information using videos is beneficial for students: 96% of students indicated that video enriches their learning experience and 97% prefer to receive information via digital channels.
As such, it is unsurprising that education digital signage is gaining ground rapidly: almost 87% of educational institutions, including K-12 schools, already have digital signage systems in place to streamline communication and lesson plans.
How Education Digital Signage Can Help Teachers
Here are several ways how education digital signage can add value to any classroom.
1. Display instructions
In the classroom, digital signage can serve as an instructional software. Post instructions for an assignment on the classroom display to avoid answering the same questions repeatedly. Education digital signage can also promote sustainability by eliminating the need to print handouts. Flash activities, instructions and grammar exercises on digital screens for students to work on.
2. Encourage visual learning
Some students are more visual than others; high-resolution digital displays are excellent tools to support visual learning and captivate the attention of these students. Digital displays can help support teaching by showing flowcharts and graphics for ongoing lessons.
3. Publish announcements
Remind students of important announcements and notify them about upcoming events, parent-teacher conferences and field trips. Implement a countdown timer to examinations and project due dates.
4. Increase engagement
Video instruction is especially useful in primary school classrooms. Make lessons fun for students. Facilitate learning and increase engagement by screening videos that educate on specific topics. In addition, enable access to interactive games and activities using smart tablets.
5. Celebrate student achievements
Showcase students’ achievements in a captivating manner with education digital signage. Display student spotlights and utilise digital signage as a digital bulletin board to motivate students and recognise their hard work.
X2O OneRoom Solution Enhances Remote Learning
In addition, the X2O OneRoom classroom is an immersive hybrid and virtual learning platform that unites both in-room and remote students to transform teaching and learning. This solution enables teachers to effectively educate students across geographies and learning styles, and is ideal for institutions of higher learning to facilitate blended learning.
Scala offers reliable education digital signage solutions
As hybrid learning continues to grow, schools and teachers need to rethink how best to enhance classroom and remote learning. Scala’s education digital signage solutions are intuitive, user-friendly, flexible and scalable, and remain the preferred choice for many renowned schools worldwide.
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About the Author
Esther Chew is the Sr. Manager – Corp Comm & Marketing at STRATACACHE Asia-Pacific and is responsible for developing and implementing the internal and external communications strategy and programmes across Asia-Pacific. She drives the company’s corporate image and brand messaging through integrated and strategic communications leveraging various platforms such as executive communication, client communication, digital marketing, media relations and B2B events.