Touch screen kiosks can be used in various environments to boost sales and efficiency and one of the leading sectors to jump on board the wagon is education.
Educational authorities are increasingly deploying touch screen technology to enhance students’ experiences and to improve staff productivity levels. Educational iPad kiosks are on the rise in schools and universities and they feature educational programs, information portals and marketing campaigns.
According to ArmorActive Inc, such technology is progressively being installed in school districts, schools, colleges and universities in America but the trend is just as relative in the UK too. The release revealed that the San Diego School District has introduced more than 25,000 iPads into their system and almost 300 students in Maine are reading at a higher level since iPads were integrated into the curriculum.
A statement by the firm read: “Teachers have seamlessly blended the iPads into their everyday practices. It has become part of the daily ritual of assessing students’ needs and targeting those needs in the most effective way possible.”
Kiosks can offer various functions for all levels of learners from educational games for primary school pupils, electronic books for college campuses, and lecture log ins for universities.
- Primary school
- High school
- Special schools
- Keep students up to date with latest news and events
- Combat budget cuts with fewer staff members needed at reception desks
- Help new students find their way around the premises with wayfinding features
- Order books or book out computers in the library
- Let visitors check in
- Print out receipts for school trips paid for
- Give information on learning topics
- Ask for constructive feedback to improve educational facilities
- Reduce waiting times for visitors
- Staff’s efficiency will improve as they will have more time to concentrate on educating the students as opposed to menial paper work tasks
- Enhance pupil’s need for independence as they can find information and log in self-sufficiently
- Cut administration costs so the money can be better spent elsewhere like on new sports equipment or books
If you are interested in reaping the advantages of touch screen technology by installing touch screen monitors in class and kiosks in the halls, look no further than the experts at Protouch.
Touch screen technology can be used to inform and educate consumers across the UK and this can be achieved via kiosks.
A kiosk can display expert information and material to help people learn more about a particular subject. Common locations that utilise this feature include tourism visitor centres, exhibitions and museums but another area which is taking advantage of the technology is the agriculture sector.
Kids are learning about farming with touch screen kiosks in America. The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture launched a mobile kiosk program which comprised of videos, activities and farm-themed games to improve schooling.
The scheme makes sense given the fact that youngsters these days gain all their information from modern technologies like iPads, laptops and smart phone technology. The games teach the kids where food derives from and how the products get from the farm onto the dinner plate.
The kiosks have been installed in Connecticut, Georgia, Iowa, Texas and New Mexico and it is reported that the response from the various states have been ‘over-whelming’.
Functions on kiosks which are beneficial for teaching include:
Aspects which the kiosks can explain consist of planting, harvesting, seeds, cultivating soil, raising livestock and the countryside in general.
It is important that children in the UK have a basic knowledge of where there food comes from and how it is produced from an early age; and touch screen technology can help! Deploy informative kiosks at zoos, school, in the playground, or on a farm and pass on wisdom.
Touch screens are also great to archive works to pass onto future generations. Kiosks can be deployed in various destinations like libraries, churches and town archives to provide and store information. They can also be used to inform keen locals about a town’s heritage.
So kiosks can store information on farming and agriculture so children in hundreds of years can learn what the landscape used to be like. Pictures as well as information can be kept so they can look back in history and find out how we used to sow seeds and nurture the ground etc.
Kiosks can be deployed in locations to provide information for its consumers. Many touch screen units are installed purely and simply to offer info and some present a multitude of facilities be it check-in services or ticket-dispensing and data.
So it is no surprise that the technology can be used to inform tourists and keen locals about a town’s heritage, such as the town hall, library or river that runs through it. This is exactly what has happened in North Carolina, America in which kiosks have been deployed alongside the French Broad River in the state of Asheville, to educate people of its intriguing history.
The kiosks have been installed by RiverLink, the regional non-profit firm spearheading the economic and environmental revitalisation of the river and its tributaries as a place to live, work and play. The company has been working since 1987 to lead the revival of the dilapidated riverfront district and to expand public opportunities for access and recreation.
And now The French Broad River, which flows 343km from near the village of Rosman in Transylvania County into the state of Tennessee, is offering everyone education into its origin in a bid to capture interest and improve the landscape for the past, present and future.
The kiosks include a number of interesting facts on the river and features historical photos provided by a library. Key statistics it lets everyone know comprise of;
- It is the flattest place around, so one of the best to ride a bike or run.
- It supplies over one million people with drinking water.
- It is the third oldest river in the world.
- It starts off in the wettest area and then flows through the driest counties of North Carolina.
So install a Kiosk in your local town and let the citizens find out all about the past to pass on to the future generations with Protouch and our expert Touch screen technology. Simply visit Protouch today.
Teachers in schools in the UK are facing more and more difficulties nowadays. Political correctness is in over drive so children are no longer taught traditional nursery rhymes such as ‘Baa baa black sheep’ but instead ‘Baa baa rainbow sheep’ which means staff need to be extra vigilant when it comes to teaching and interacting with the classroom.
They have to be extremely attentive when it comes to what food the pupils are bringing in for their packed lunches, as part of a healthy diet watch; and they are taking on more responsibilities as carers as opposed to educators including teaching kinds to dress, socialise, use the toilet properly, and table manners.
So whatever systems that can be put in place to aid school staff along the way, to ease their work load or put less strain on teaching can be hugely beneficial.
It would mean they had more time to concentrate on the children’s educating rather than supervising.
Benefits of a Touch screen kiosk in your school include;
An example of this is an elementary school in the city Edmond, in Oklahoma, USA. There, a kiosk system has been deployed to tighten the security,
The software system screens thousands of visitors, contractors and others who pass through the school doors.
It allows for quick visitor check-in, instant background checking and volunteer registration. It also gives school personnel instant access to information regarding parental custody for each parent and student, eliminating confusion about who has the right to pick up students.
The kiosks incorporate a Touch screen interface, camera, driver’s-license scanner, barcode scanner and visitor badge printer to provide the user with a complete method for signing in and out.
Contact Protouch today and enhance your local school’s facilities with a kiosk.