About

Press Conference Group SJK(C) Choong Cheng.jpeg
Gambar Sekolah SJK(C) Choong Cheng.jpeg
6.jpg
4.jpg
 
Teachers play an important role as facilitators and a resource person to monitor their student’s academic progression

PERSONALISE LEARNING CONTENT TO FULFIL LEARNER’S NEEDS

For students to successfully achieve learning outcomes, teachers play an important role as facilitators and a resource person to monitor their student’s academic progression.

FrogPlay is the perfect tool to empower teachers to drive their student’s learning progress by offering them the ability to personalise lessons and utilise reporting tools to monitor academic progression.

 

THE JOURNEY OF SJK(C) CHOONG CHENG KEDAH, MALAYSIA

Most often, rural schools do not receive adequate teaching and learning materials. However, with over 10,000 ready made quizzes, the teachers of SJK(C) Choong Cheng believes that they are able to use FrogPlay’s quiz bank and reporting tool to involve their students in fun, interactive lessons.

FrogPlay was a new tool for the school. As such, it was important for both teachers and students to learn how to use FrogPlay. Gulai (Game Up Learning And Involvement) module sessions were held for teachers who after familiarising themselves with it, held workshop sessions for to educate their students about using FrogPlay.

Before long, students were having fun in lessons and became motivated to take charge of their own learning in their studies.

 

WHEN ACCESS TO LEARNING CONTENT ARE LIMITED

As a small Chinese school with 56 students, relevant learning content that focuses on the student’s needs are limited.

Because, the root of the matter is, learning outcomes cannot be accomplished if your learning materials are not able to get your students to understand what you’re teaching.

 

A STUDENT'S NEEDS COME FIRST

SJK(C) Choong Cheng is a school that really impressed us and is the epitome of what a 21st century school is. Their strategy during the FrogPlay Championships has enabled a level of interaction within the school to enable formal (using FrogPlay as teaching material) and informal learning (independent learning in students).

What made this school so successful was to strategise their support for their students in different ways. The initiatives as follows:

 

1) ENABLING TEACHERS TO CREATE PERSONALISED QUIZZES

Think back to your favourite teachers in school. Part in parcel of why they remain so to this day was because they put your needs first and supported you to the highest extent possible so that you could realise your potential.

Poor literacy and numeracy skills was a common issue at this school and it was clear that teachers needed to engage and challenge their students to approach learning in a different way.

A perfect example of thinking outside the box was using FrogPlay to create fun quizzes for languages by formulating questions into riddles! FrogPlay soon became a popular tool to teach with and teachers started using FrogPlay in after-school classes, during Open Lab hours (recess period) throughout the school week and even during the school holidays!

At the end of the day, teaching and learning materials cannot be created without aligning it to an educational objective. The teaching department had clear goals and demonstrated great camaraderie to build teaching resources that appealed to and suited the competencies of their students.

 

2) EMPOWERING STUDENTS TO LEARN

Student empowerment happens when schools provide them with the opportunities they need to take charge of their studies. These are the following initiatives SJK(C) Choong Cheng created to encourage use of FrogPlay amongst students:

a) School Competitions & Language week

School activities such as these were held to reinforce the fun learning environment FrogPlay provides. With added student recognition and prizes, student were more motivated to become the best they can be!

b) “Rakan Sebaya - Rakan Angkat” Program

Due to diverse socioeconomic backgrounds, devices and data plans were not immediately available for some. Because of how tight-knit this school community is, students with computers at home hosted FrogPlay sessions so their friends could come over and use FrogPlay during the weekends!

c) Using FrogPlay during Exams

During examination season, students utilised quizzes for exams to build confidence and prepare for upcoming tests.

 

3) ENGAGING PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT IN SCHOOL INITIATIVES

Parent-teacher collaboration works when parents are positively involved in their child’s education. As such, they wanted to educate parents so that their students could learn independently at home.

One of the key strategy was to ensure there was good communication between parents and teachers. Parent/Teacher conferences were held to educate and demonstrate what FrogPlay was, how it would benefit students and to share what the latest school initiatives were.

 

4) COLLABORATING WITH DISTRICT EDUCATION OFFICERS

Teachers of SJK(C) Choong Cheng alongside other schools worked with nearby education officers to help strategize implementation plans for FrogPlay. Soon after, the district officers held a competition with a Bahasa Melayu theme and rewarded the top 40 students in FrogPlay.

 

KEY OUTCOMES

SJK(C) Choong Cheng experienced a positive shift in students attitudes towards learning to the point that students were motivating teachers to keep positive during any competitions they have participated in!

Through FrogPlay’s learning environment, students were seen to be more confident in examinations and showed a newfound appreciation for subjects in school. Students were also more interested in completing FrogPlay assignments in comparison to completing workbooks.

Teachers also benefited greatly by being able to assess the strengths and weaknesses of the classroom as soon as a child completed a quiz. This help provide greater insights to building a bigger, better quiz bank on FrogPlay.

One of the most inspiring outcomes was the academic improvement in students. With FrogPlay, a majority of students were able to correctly answer questions that appeared in preparatory quizzes for examinations.

Currently, SJK(C) Choong Cheng is on a mission to help empower small schools like themselves to make a positive change in education.

 

SK SUNGAI BINJAI, SELANGOR

SK Sungai Binjai.JPG
Classroom.PNG
SK Sugai Binjai Representatives_V2.JPG
Mobile i.PNG
 
 
How do you increase accessibility to education technology in a world of unequal access?

LEARNING ANYWHERE, ANYTIME

The future is about: access to learning anywhere, anytime. When learning materials are available to students, they are able to discover how to learn and what to learn.

This is our reason for launching FrogPlay.

We want to level the playing field so that no school is left behind in their right to equality in education. Working closely with Pelangi, a trusted education publisher in Malaysia, FrogPlay continues to host well over 10,000 ready made quizzes so that students can access and learn anywhere, anytime.

 

THE JOURNEY OF SK SUNGAI BINJAI SELANGOR, MALAYSIA

To create an impactful academic program, SK Sungai Binjai knew they had to educate its teachers and students about FrogPlay, its benefits and how to use it.

Teachers were exposed to FrogPlay through the Gulai (Game Up Learning And Involvement) module, a workshop to learn about FrogPlay. For students, a mentorship group called Frog Cyber was formed so that they could help other students to learn how to use FrogPlay. Teachers started by selecting a core set of students that would, after receiving FrogPlay training, mentor their friends on using FrogPlay.

 

WHEN DEVICES ARE LIMITED

Managing a large classroom of 40 students became easier because FrogPlay made lessons more fun! Students grew more motivated to learn independently at their own pace. But, sharing devices to use FrogPlay to teach a school of over 3,000 students soon became a challenge.

How do you increase accessibility to education technology in a world of unequal access?

 

USING THE POWER OF DEVICES

The reason why SK Sungai Binjai initiatives were so successful was because of their ability to increase their students’ accessibility to the tools they need - devices and internet connectivity through parental involvement.

The teachers of SK Sungai Binjai collaborated with the Parent Teacher Association (PIBG) and hosted a special show-and-tell workshop about FrogPlay in the school’s computer lab. The workshop was a success! Seeing a positive impact FrogPlay would have on their child, parents advocated FrogPlay initiatives and allowed the use of FrogPlay at home.

To ensure there is an opportunity for students to use FrogPlay anytime, anywhere; a variety of initiatives were created. They are as follows:

 

1) EARLY MORNING CLASSES

Morning classes were scheduled from 7am - 7.40am everyday except for Tuesdays and is exclusive for students without internet at home. These classes were dedicated to complete FrogPlay quizzes assigned by teachers during school hours.

 

2) DURING SCHOOL HOURS

To sustain a fun, learning environment, SK Sungai Binjai held a variety of FrogPlay competitions were such as: monthly competitions; hosting subject specific awards; weekly Leaderboard prizes and much more!

School leadership also equipped teachers with Altitude, a YES 4G mobile and tablet devices so that teachers can facilitate learning anywhere, anytime through the Frog Assignment.

All these initiatives helped the teachers and students sustain FrogPlay usage and purposeful learning during school hours.

 

3) REPLACEMENT CLASSES

Teachers were encouraged to schedule replacement classes whenever possible in the computer lab so that students could learn with FrogPlay. To ensure the lab was well equipped with Netbooks, the school also collaborated with the Parent Association board (PIBG) to help support financially.

 

4) LEARNING AT HOME & DURING HOLIDAYS

To encourage after school hours learning, teachers ensured that students would not run out of learning content to choose from in FrogPlay. They held a series of workshops (Latihan Dalam Perkhidmatan) to create and share quizzes within their school. Over the Hari Raya festivities, students were doing FrogPlay quizzes using various devices such as desktops and tablets!

 

KEY OUTCOMES

Following these initiatives, SK Sungai Binjai experienced improvements in academic results and a more positive attitude towards learning especially from disengaged and distracted students. They have learnt to learn from their mistakes and understand concepts taught in lessons through quiz repetition.

As a whole, these initiatives to create learning opportunities anywhere, anytime resulted in an excitement for students to attend morning classes at their own initiatives and reported that 30% of their student population are engaging in revision and homework at home!

Currently, SK Sungai Binjai is still continuing to use FrogPlay in other school initiatives.

 
 

SMK SKudai, JOHOR

SMK Skudai_V1.jpeg
IMG_1346.JPG
SMK Skudai Representatives.jpg
IMG_5708.JPG
 
 
When students are actively involved in the learning experience, they are more willing to put in the effort.

We believe FrogPlay is the tool to help students become independent learners.

Through FrogPlay, students are able to take charge of their learning anytime, anywhere with complete autonomy when partaking in quizzes, having fun with games and self-analysing academic progress through reports.

 

THE JOURNEY OF SMK SKUDAI JOHOR, MALAYSIA

In a traditional classroom, the role of a teacher is to motivate students with proper instructions. Whereas, when educating older students, a teacher takes on a more facilitative role by creating a suitable learning environment.

The teachers of SMK Skudai first educated themselves through the Gulai (Game Up Learning And Involvement) module, a workshop to learn about FrogPlay, its benefits and how to use it. After discussing their goals for their school, SMK Skudai decided to introduce FrogPlay into their teaching curriculum.

To generate buzz and an awareness for FrogPlay the school hosted a launch ceremony during assembly. They went all out! Pictures were shared internally within the school, mini-FrogPlay competitions were announced and even a Frog head mascot made an appearance!

 

A PERCEIVED LACK OF INTEREST IN LEARNING

But the question still remains.

How do you inspire students to take control of their own learning - both inside and out of the classroom?

 

EMPOWER STUDENT-CENTERED LEARNING

Student-centered learning is all about involving students in planning, implementation and assessments. Before creating initiatives, it is important to find a balance between teacher guidance and letting students explore learning opportunities for themselves.

This was the right start that made SMK Skudai’s implementation plan so successful.

The teachers formed a collaborative effort with a student association called the Frog Student Champion and offered them to be a part of school initiatives by becoming ambassadors of FrogPlay. Part of their roles and responsibilities included hosting FrogPlay training workshops for their schoolmates every week under the guidance of a teacher who is also a Frog VLE coordinator.

Because recommendation from friends is the most credible form of endorsement, there was a high degree of student engagement, challenge and enthusiasm at the center of each school initiative. These initiatives are as follows:

1) MONTHLY COMPETITION & STUDENT RECOGNITION

SMK Skudai noticed that their students thrived on healthy rivalry in academics. By initiating monthly competitions through the use of FrogPlay, students were very engaged and challenged each other to be the best academic performer.

With added monthly recognition for the top 10 students and the top 3 performer on the games Leaderboard, students were more motivated to succeed even to the extent of using FrogPlay at home!

 

2) LOYALTY PROGRAM

One of the more unique sophisticated initiatives done by SMK Skudai was to implement a loyalty program. A reward card was given to a student with the goal of redeeming a button badge after completing a set of hours. The main draw was on the exclusivity of prize as it was given to the first 200 students that completed and handed in their cards.

 

3) SCHEDULING FROG VLE SESSIONS

Proper guidance were also given by teachers. Morning and afternoon classes were scheduled for students where they are to use FrogPlay at least once a week. FrogPlay was used as an assessment tool to test a student’s understanding of concepts at the end of each class or subject topic.

 

KEY OUTCOMES

SMK Skudai experience a positive impact in students’ attitudes towards learning. Students are becoming more independent as FrogPlay lets them study at their own pace. Through quiz repetition, learning to understand concepts without pressure to understand perfectly in one try.

Since using FrogPlay analytics, teachers are able to build better rapport with their students. When students are more motivated to excel in their studies, teachers are able to facilitate a richer learning experience by understanding the level of competency of their students in a particular question, quiz and subject topic.

Currently, SMK Skudai is still using FrogPlay in school initiatives and has plans to continue their efforts to promote independent learning amongst their students.