How digital signage with BiJie can promote awareness in classrooms.

COVID-19 has had a significant impact on education facilities around the world, with most governments temporarily closing schools and universities for extended periods of time in an effort to contain the virus. These global closures have impacted 91% of the world’s student population — that’s over 1 billion learners.

As the world continues to grapple with COVID-19 and, over the coming months, slowly works towards returning to a new kind of normal, the way schools operate will change dramatically for the foreseeable future. Now more than ever, schools will be required to put health at the forefront of all operations and communication, and implement stringent social distancing and hygiene measures to keep students and employees safe.

When it comes to sharing safety messages, it’s important to over-communicate in order to nudge students and staff to adopt the correct behavior. We’ve all seen examples of posters around classrooms and noticeboards in school hallways, but as the situation continues to evolve and guidelines change overnight, these traditional forms of communication are no longer scalable. The way forward is to utilize already existing equipment such as TV screens, together with digital signage to share important information in a more dynamic, flexible way.


Use a classroom schedule to create order and focus

After attending virtual classes from home for several weeks, many students will find it difficult to adjust back to a regular class schedule, while also upholding health and safety measures. Using Homescreen on BiJie Cloud Plus, customize your Homescreen to share the main priorities of the lesson and remind students of any safety protocol that must be adhered to, such as keeping a safe distance from each other and prompting them to use BiJie to present wirelessly without the need to pass around any cables or dongles. Providing a clear breakdown of the lesson structure will encourage better focus and help ensure the class finishes and ends on time. You can also adjust the image shown on Homescreen as a visual reminder of the safe behavior that is expected of them in the classroom.


Share school-specific safety instructions

While common practices such as social distancing and increased personal hygiene are being universally adopted during COVID-19, each school is likely to have its own specific safety measures in place, according to government recommendations. Using a tailored Google Slide, or the information shared on your school website, you can remind students of the safety procedures they need to follow both inside and outside the classroom, such as what to do if they feel unwell.

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