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.

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.

For more information, check out: https://www.scala.com/sg/industries/education/

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.

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