The amazing advances modern technology offers schools is on the rise like an athlete headed to the hall of fame. TVs or digital display solutions for school gyms are no exception to this trend. A growing number of physical education and athletic programs at schools are installing TVs enclosed within a protective TV or digital display enclosure in their gyms to create an improved environment of learning, fan engagement, information and entertainment. Utilizing digital displays (digital signage) and TVs enclosed in protective enclosures in school gyms is becoming increasing popular because durability concerns can be addressed with a TV or digital display enclosure that creates a buffer between the TV screens and flying objects such as overthrown basketballs. More information on TV and display enclosure options can be found below.
4 Uses of TVs for School Gyms
TVs for School Gyms Serve as Teaching Aids
TVs and displays offer a vehicle for teaching. PE Teacher at Goodrich Elementary, Stephanie Weber , tweets numerous creative ways she is teaching plus keeping health and exercise fun and exciting for students by utilizing a TV (with a The TV Shield PRO Lite enclosure to protect it). She shows instructional slides, example videos so children can see how to perform certain exercises or routines and more. The TV is also used to guide games and activities. Stephanie tweeted, “Having a TV in the gym has been 1 of the best tools I use to teach. Using GIFs to demonstrate a skill over & over again for everyone to see is just 1 of the many ways I use my TV. PE Teachers-if you don't have a projector or TV-get one ASAP.”
Because weatherproof TV enclosures are available, many PE programs are also placing screens outside the gym by courts or tracks to teach PE classes. Some Physical Education instructors are even pairing their TVs or displays with The TV Shield PRO Touch (indoor or outdoor options are available), a touch screen enclosure which enables classroom interactivity and engagement.
Gym TVs for Athletic Programs & Sporting Events
High-definition multimedia TV or display technology can handle scorekeeping. So, TVs and displays are becoming a popular choice for scoreboards within the gymnasium setting. The displays can serve as a practice tool as well.Many coaches show scouting reports or drill tutorials in the gym.
Live-Streaming for School Events
Many schools today are choosing the gym as their preferred venue for non-sporting events. TVs and displays are ideal for capturing these activities on live video and instantly replaying to show close ups of the events (examples might be a school play, award ceremony or Christmas concert). Schools can also live-stream speeches, graduations, proms and advertise upcoming events or fundraisers.
Additional Revenue and Sponsor Exposure
Video on TVs and displays also creates exposure for sponsors or additional school revenue from advertisers. Schools are partnering with local businesses who either sponsor the school in exchange for ad space on their TVs and displays or the businesses simply buy ad space. This offers both income and community building opportunities for schools.
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Digital Display Enclosure
One may wonder how to protect displays and TVs for school gyms from damage. Students might be entertained by a basketball cracking a screen, but schools can’t afford to be constantly replacing TVs or especially digital displays. The TV Shield PRO Lite and The TV Shield PRO protective TV and digital display enclosures are some of the most popular solutions. These enclosures are affordable, durable, secure, touch screen capable, weatherproof, indoor and outdoor TV and digital display defense solutions. They are also used in other school locations such as near football fields, concession stands, tracks, swimming pools, and more. Thanks to industry-first sizes up to 85 inches, these enclosures can even be used to protect video walls in gymnasiums or in outdoor locations.
Indoor TV Enclosure (The TV Shield PRO Lite)
The TV Shield PRO Lite ™ is an affordable protective TV enclosure that is manufactured in the USA and built using lightweight aluminum for ultimate strength and durability. Perfect for indoor TV protection or outdoor applications that need strong screen defense rather than full weatherproofing, this TV and digital display cover is ideal in high traffic buildings, institutional environments, schools, hospitals and more. In educational environments, it offers complete protection from flying objects in gyms or student tampering in general.
Indoor & Outdoor TV Enclosure (The TV Shield PRO)
The TV Shield PRO ™ is a weatherproof, secure and robust protective outdoor TV enclosure and digital signage cabinet that is manufactured in the USA. The "hybrid" design is built with a combination of lightweight aluminum and steel, which is powder-coated for the ultimate strength and durability in environmental TV protection. Designed for use with any standard indoor TV or digital display, it has numerous proprietary features based on extensive customer feedback (such as the "ExactSeal™" proprietary triple sealing system for superior dirt & water intrusion prevention). The TV Shield PRO professional-grade weatherproof digital display and outdoor LED TV enclosure also comes standard with an anti-glare acrylic protective front shield and has large size options up to an industry-first 85 inches.
Video Walls for School Gyms
Some schools are replacing traditional scoreboards with off-the-shelf commercial-grade TVs configured as multiple-screen video walls. TV or display enclosures are available up to 85,” so when the sizes are planned out correctly, they can fit over video walls. The enclosures justify an investment in video walls, since they protect screens and ensure durability in a gym or outdoor environment.