School safety continues to be a key priority for many districts, especially considering the changing dynamic of our teaching and learning environments. As students develop emotionally and mentally, their sense of well-being, confidence, and safety can be a factor to their overall academic success. The Boxlight suite of instructional technology help power a school’s communication and safety systems.
When districts and schools search out education technology, their checklist of requirements generally includes budget considerations, ease of use, software and apps available, warranty and maintenance, and user training. To successfully implement education technology, quality professional development is essential to support administrators, support staff, educators, and students on how to use technology most effectively and efficiently at the school and district levels.
Incorporating advanced technology to improve campus communication is critical to boosting safety in a school. As district and school leaders continue to look for ways to help those in the school community feel safe, interactive display technology has become a key tool. For instance, administrators can broadcast alerts and updates to the interactive displays in a school quickly so that teachers and students receive important information when it’s needed. With a solid and detailed communication plan, schools can implement innovative technology for more than just teaching and learning.
We’re living in a time in which posting updates and sharing news on social media instantly is the norm. The immediate gratification of seeing simple messages that convey information that may impact views and actions can be applied to the needs of a school. Campus communication that can clearly, quickly, and reliably share alerts and information is essential for the overall safety and sense of well-being that staff and students need. With nearly all schools implementing technology – whether on a large or small scale – all need to know what can affect them.