Bulletin Boards: Digital Isn’t Always Better

We all know that our ever-growing digital society will continue to become more digital.  Whether it’s being greeted at your hotel by a reservation computer screen or buying your food at an automated checkout machine, digital signage is here to stay.  However, don’t count traditional bulletin boards as obsolete yet.  Utilizing traditional bulletin and display boards are an excellent way to advertise and positively contribute to expenditures, operations, and Marketing.  Here are several instances where traditional bulletin sign and directory boards are still the way to go:

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Whether if it’s hung over the front window or right outside the entrance, any owner of a sandwich shop, diner, or coffee bar establishment knows that traditional signs do a better job of attracting large amounts of foot traffic.  Chalk it up to traditional marketing efforts but there’s something about seeing creative, hand-written “Lunch Specials” that makes the establishment more intriguing.  The Black Dry Erase Display Easel by Best-Rite provides a catchy and hard-to-miss visual for both frequent and prospective customers.

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Bulletin Boards to Welcome Spring in Elementary Classrooms

With spring upon us and summer just around the corner, now is the time to examine school operations and determine what improvements need to be made with regards to logistics and resources as students will soon be out on summer vacation.  Efficiency is always crucial to ensure students are promptly informed and know where to go for events and classroom changes considering the first few days of a new school year are always hectic.  A bulletin board that can be easily updated, deployed, and transported ensures students get to where they need to go in a prompt and efficient manner.

When considering a bulletin board for your school, it’s important to examine these several factors to help you pick the right one:

Mobility Matters

Last minute issues occur all the time.  Whether it’s one or several classrooms that become instantly uninhabitable due to plumbing, electrical issues or pesticide fumigation, the idea is to have a way to quickly notify students directly about classroom time, location, and event changes on the spot without having to search for a wall-mounted announcement section.  The Satin Aluminum Sentry Message Center by Ghent provides a secure and practical bulletin board solution that can be moved to any high foot traffic area for keeping everyone in the loop on changing events.

Satin Aluminum Sentry Message Center by Ghent

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Keep Everyone Informed with Enclosed Bulletin Boards

It has been said the average person needs to hear something seven times before he/she remembers it which is why school administrators repeat things all the time both verbally and in writing.  An enclosed bulletin board keeps students consistently informed while allowing academic faculty and staff to focus more on their core tasks. Here are four ways enclosed bulletin boards contribute to a more efficient learning environment:

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Spring Bulletin Board for Preschool

Here is a fresh new bulletin board idea for math and reading readiness in your Pre-K classroom. For very young children, ages three to five, interactive bulletin boards are more likely to catch their interest and contribute to their learning.

Encourage beginning math and reading skills through a fun matching activity. Matching helps children understand one to one correspondence, same and different, and promotes memory skills, all necessary to both math and reading readiness. 

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Create this activity on a bulletin board placed low enough for children to easily reach. Our 4′ portable freestanding dividers work well to define spaces without blocking the teacher’s view and can serve as an easy to reach display board. It can also be easily folded accordian style and stowed away on casters when not in use. 

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