An increasing number of elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, and secondary education campuses are utilizing LED displays in the hallways and classrooms. This is in addition to their LED roadway and exterior signs. Here are 15 ways to better utilize your digital elementary school signs.
#1 General Bulletin Board
Your sign can alternate through a variety of displays, so ensure that at least one is dedicated to general information. This might include school or classroom guidelines, code of conduct, events, games, test dates, assignment due dates, and more. Also, friendly reminders of half days, parent-teacher conferences, school closures, and more.
#2 Class, Activity, Or School Mission Statement
If your school has a mission statement, vision, values, or motto include them in your display rotation. If you have a mission statement for a specific class, club, or extracurricular activity—add it to the display at your door or in your classroom. Also, consider letting the students create new personalized statements to make them their own.
#3 Lesson Plans
Use your new sign to share everything related to lesson planning. This might include the full class overview, daily homework, and study resources. If it’s an interactive smartboard, teachers can also use their display as a chalkboard or whiteboard alternative. It’s far more engaging as it can post relevant graphics, images, 3D animations, videos, and text.
#4 Paperless Tests And Quizzes
Even if students will be writing on paper, teachers can post the questions on a shared screen at the front of the classroom. It’s also an excellent way to share and display fun facts, trivia, brain teasers, and group pop quizzes. The goal is to improve retention by visually engaging students and making learning more fun.
#5 Daily Or Weekly Focus
Consider posting the daily or weekly study focus on your digital elementary school signs.
- The difference between a noun and a verb.
- The historic event they will be learning.
- The theme they will be exploring in social studies.
- New mathematics.
- Science terminology.
- New spelling Bee words.
- And more!
#6 Activity Calendar
Activity calendars help students and teachers visualize and plan. These might be the daily activities for elementary students who remain with the same teacher for most or all of the day. This way kids know what they will be studying each block of the day between recess and lunch. Activity calendars are also ideal for science experiments and extracurricular activities of every kind.
#7 Exam Or Assignment Instructions
Consider posting exam or assignment instructions while students are working in the classroom. This minimizes the need to scroll back to the instructions on their screen or flip back to the first page of their test or workbook. If the exam is timed, you can also provide a countdown for each session. Maybe even a few helpful tips.
#8 Student And Staff Recognition
One of the screens you can rotate through is your student or teacher of the month. In addition to monthly recognition, you can post other celebratory displays.
This includes images or video highlights of:
- Athletic games
- Band performances
- Choir concerts
- Dance team performances
- And more!
#9 Thought-Provoking Questions
Challenge your students to think critically or creatively about the topic you are currently studying by posting thought-provoking questions. If not questions, reading lists, YouTube videos, documentaries, movies, TV shows, and additional learning resources.
Your digital elementary school signs should also post displays that inspire! This could be anything from inspirational quotes or lines from books, movies, TV shows, songs, celebrities, and historical figures. Also, post inspirational images and videos. Bonus points if the images and videos include your students!
#11 School Spirit
Celebrate your students and your school by posting school spirit displays. There’s no need to hire a professional designer as you have your students. Let your students submit videos, images, and graphic designs for your school spirit displays. It will be exciting (and really impressive) to see what they come up with. You can even make it a competition.
#12 Menu And Inventory Highlights
You can utilize your cafeteria and school coffee shop signs as a digital menu board. If you have a gift shop, food stand, or place to sell school swag—use a digital screen as a price list. Don’t just post the prices but enticing images, videos, and menu or inventory details. For example, if today’s soup is made from fresh veggies harvested from the school garden, let the students know.
#13 Emergency Messaging
One of the many benefits of upgrading from static signs to digital is that you can update the signs in real-time. So, have a few different emergency messaging displays designed to alert students and parents. This can include school weather cancellations, school lockdowns, ongoing COVID and health protocols, fires, and more. Your digital elementary school signs can be enabled for one-push, school-wide emergency alerts. These alerts can include school-wide audio.
#14 Demonstrations and Training Videos
The options here are endless and your training videos don’t have to be limited to the daily curriculum.
- A band teacher may alternate through videos on how to position and play different instruments.
- An art teacher may alternate through videos of different training techniques.
- A science teacher may use videos to walk students through experiments.
- An athletic coach may utilize video to teach proper form and technique.
#15 Anything You Want
The ideas above are only for inspiration. With the ability to preschedule your displays, rotate through a variety of displays, and update your displays in real-time—your options are endless. From communication to education, engagement, and sheer fun!
In The Need For New Digital Elementary School Signs?
If you are in the market for new digital signs, we invite you to reach out to Mega LED Technology. We build our signs from scratch and have a large portfolio of school signs to use for inspiration. If you don’t know what you need, we will talk you through your options and provide a pressure-free free quote. Let’s get started!