With schools across the U.S. reopening in the midst of the COVID pandemic, administrators are doing everything they can to keep students safe during a time of uncertainty. As a part of their technology plan, school districts should consider implementing a district-wide digital signage solution to keep students and employees informed and engaged. Let’s take a look at how that might work.
Ask any teacher and they’ll tell you: managing foot traffic in common areas is a difficult task on even the best days. Hallways and dining halls are chaotic realms, and it takes a team of attendants and teachers to keep things under control. In this time of social distancing, it is absolutely crucial that schools do everything they can to avoid overcrowding and confusion when students are not in the classroom. A digital signage solution might be the most powerful wayfinding tool available to schools. Instead of static paper signs with general directions, a digital signage solution can be programmed to broadcast information timed to a school’s bell schedule, so that students know exactly what they need to be doing at any given moment.
Updates And Notifications
As you’ve surely noticed, things are changing on a day-to-day basis in 2020. Keeping students, faculty, staff and parents informed of changes as they happen will be imperative for successful reopening. Whether it’s an emergency notification or scheduling update, your school community should know about it ASAP. With a centrally managed digital signage solution, administrators can deliver these essential updates to every screen in the district simultaneously. Now more than ever, we all need to be on the same page. A digital signage solution helps make this possible.
Digital signage content doesn’t have to be limited to serious updates and directional demands. It can also be employed to engage students in ways that bring a little light into an experience that is surely difficult and confusing for younger people. You might consider using digital signage to create a kind of ever-evolving art show. Your students can submit photos, videos and other (school-appropriate) content that can be displayed throughout the year via digital signage slideshows. You might consider getting staff and faculty in on the act, so that the year long art show becomes a community project.
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