Tablet Kiosks and Digital Signage in Education

Tablets have found their way into many aspects of education, and across all levels - from primary schools to universities and colleges. In many cases, tablets represent a more secure and reliable alternative to computers. Tablet kiosks and interactive digital signage provide students with new opportunities to learn and gather information.

See our case studies and inspirations page for great examples of iPad and tablet stands and enclosures in use.

Unique solutions for rough environments

School classrooms, libraries and common areas are rough environments for technology. No matter the user age, there are spills, bumps and crashes. Keyboards stop working. Mice stop clicking. Wrong buttons get pushed.

The arrival of iPads and other tablets into school settings has been welcomed – particularly when those tablets can be fixed in place, protected, secured, and readily repaired and replaced. The Armodilo team has shipped a steady flow of enclosures and stands to schools and universities in North America and around the world.

You know those internet terminals you’ve seen in classrooms, libraries and student centres? The bulk and tangle of all those desktop PCs, peripherals and cables are being replaced by secure tablet enclosures that are sleek and clean, take up less space, usually cost less, and are more reliable day to day.

Tablets provide a familiar user experience to children and adolescents using computers for researching and consuming information: tapping, pinching, and using apps. 

Unique solutions for rough environments
Armodilo Curve Original SkyWhite

Curve$289.00 USD

Elegant, timeless, secure. Curve is highly functional for a variety of desktop applications.

XeroThumb

Xero$199.00 USD

Our Xero tablet holders are fully brandable, creating inviting, inexpensive digital touch-points.

Armodilo Sphere Original SkyWhite

Sphere$289.00 USD

The tablet stand with a playful personality, Sphere offers inviting educational experiences to children and adults alike.

Tablet Kiosks Replacing Desktop PCs

Compared to desktop PCs deployed in libraries and classrooms, tablets require a smaller physical footprint – and offer fewer points of potential failure – when providing students access to the internet or internal systems like library and course catalogues.

Tablet Kiosks Replacing Desktop PCs
iPad Enclosures with Educational Games

iPad Enclosures with Educational Games

Educational games and learning tools are now more widely available as apps than as PC software. Younger students are often more familiar and comfortable with touch-based user experiences than they would be with keyboards and mice.

Digital Signage & Real-Time Feedback

Tablets housed in Armodilo kiosks are being used to gather ongoing and real-time feedback from students on college campuses. Old-school paper-based suggestion boxes are getting replaced by interactive stations that let students raise issues like a need for more cafeteria seating, or better lighting in the student parking lots. 

Digital Signage & Real-Time Feedback
Serviceability & Uptime

Serviceability & Uptime

Cost and footprint savings aside, another big reason for educators shifting from PCs to tablets is serviceability. With the buttons and ports of tablets protected by enclosures, failure rates are far lower than PCs.  A replacement tablet can be swapped in to an Armodilo enclosure in a matter of seconds to return the unit to full operation if a problem develops.