Sekolah Kebangsaan Pomotodon is a rural school in the district of Kota Kinabalu with 273 students and 31 teachers. The school was open in 1974 and comprise of wooden buildings. A concrete building was built some years ago which was designated to be the computer lab. However, the Headteacher, Puan Berta, had to utilise the space as a teachers room as there were no other available space. Every classroom was fully utilised. Facilities in the school are not so good but despite this, the teachers and parents are very motivated to work towards making the learning environment more conducive for students.
When the school’s connectivity was upgraded to 4G in 2017, the school became more active and consistent in using Frog. What drives the success of Frog is the Senior Assistant Teacher, Cikgu Mazlan, and his dedication in making Frog work within the school. The Headteacher, Puan Berta, is supportive of Cikgu Mazlan’s efforts and teachers have also started opening up to new ways of teaching with Frog. Strong support from parents is also what drives the school’s success with Frog.
Frog is making a difference in Teaching & Learning
Being a rural school, students did not gain much exposure to technology. But when teachers began using Frog in teaching and learning, they find that students are extremely excited and interested to learn with technology. Teachers use FrogPlay to make learning more interactive through quizzes and games.
Frog is making a difference in Community Engagement
Parents are more connected with what is happening in school
When Cikgu Mazlan heard about the Frog Classroom Programme, he was motivated to get one for the school. He proposed this to the Parent Teacher Association (PIBG) and parents were more than eager to support the school. The PIBG funded the materials for the Frog Classroom while teachers worked on getting the space ready.
“The Frog VLE is a platform that raises the bar for teaching and learning. Teachers are able to efficiently assign and mark assignments anytime, anywhere, with the access of internet This has definitely helped reduce workload and increase efficiency of teachers in the school.”
- Puan Berta binti Benjamin, Headteacher.