Sekolah Kebangsaan Ladang Gajah Mati is an under-enrolled school (SKM) with only 42 students and 11 teachers. The school is located in the rural areas of Dungun, Terengganu. The school only started using Frog in 2017 and at the time, the school only had VSAT connection. Eventually, the school was upgraded to a Frog Appliance school however, they still faced difficulty in using Frog. Finally, this year, the school received 4G connection.
The success of Frog is driven by the school’s very supportive Headteacher Puan Hjh Normah binti Harun and teachers themselves. The school also received support from BTPN and PKG where they lent Netbooks to the school because the school did not have any devices at the time. This year, BTPN provided the school with 10 more Netbooks. Students are very happy that they are able to use Frog, even when connection was not stable because it was something new for them. Now with better connection and devices, students are enjoying their learning experience with Frog.
Frog is making a difference in Teaching and Learning
Before Frog, students had no exposure to technology. Now with Frog, students have developed skills in using technology where majority students now know how to optimize the use of Frog in their learning. Teachers have also seen progress in their academic performance as students are doing consistent revision with FrogPlay.
A tool for teachers to teach better
Teachers find it very convenient to prepare classroom lessons with Frog as Frog provides available content such as Boost Sites and FrogPlay Quizzes.
Frog is making a difference in Administration
The school utilises Frog for many administrative work such as student attendance records and teacher’s timetable. Teachers also use eRPH to prepare and submit their daily lesson plans. With work done conveniently through Frog, teachers feel less burdened with administrative tasks.
Frog is making a difference in Community Engagement
Parents are more connected with what is happening in school
The school conducts Frog sessions with parents to bring up the awareness of Frog as an educational platform. The school provides parents with login IDs and introduces them to Frog. Parents like Frog as they can see the benefits it gives to their children. However, as most of them come from low income background, they have no internet access at home which limits their utilisation of Frog.
Teachers come together as a community to inspire and support one another and students in 21st Century teaching and learning
Every year, the school holds talks to introduce and re-introduce teachers and students to Frog. Internal workshops are also conducted for teachers to how to use and create Sites. Teachers are now more aware of Frog and are utilising Frog more in the teaching.
“Frog is a great tool for students, especially those in rural areas, because it gives students exposure to technology and opportunities to learn in a different way. Frog is also a helpful tool for teachers as the available content like Boost Sites and FrogPlay Quizzes lessen teachers’ burden to prepare their lessons.” – Cikgu Norman, Frog Admin