Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Jalan Reko is a city school located in Hulu Langat district of Selangor, with over 2,800 students and 140 teachers.SMK Jalan Reko is also a hub school since 2017. The school began its journey with Frog in 2016 when the Frog Admin, Cikgu Jalil, was transferred from the afternoon to morning session. When he was transferred from afternoon to morning session, he was given the responsibility to handle Frog VLE in the school. Since then, the school has been awarded various government recognition on a district or state level for best student, best teacher and best school. Cikgu Jalil is an active Gold Advocate and has won third place in the 1BestariNet Teacher Awards (1BNTA) 2017, and was also a 1BNTA 2018 finalist. SMK Jalan Reko regularly gets visitors as its growing to become one of the top schools to have successfully implemented Frog.
Frog is making a difference in Teaching & Learning
Frog is utilised as the school’s main teaching platform. Compared to the traditional teaching and learning methods, students are more engaged and show more interest in class when technology is integrated into lessons through Sites that are interactive and visually interesting. Besides that, students are having a lot of fun completing quizzes on FrogPlay with fun gaming elements integrated in the application. Since using Frog in school, teachers have seen students attendance improving.
All classes have their own Site which is a contribution by all the students. When a student missed a class, they are able to refer back to the class Site to get themselves updated. This has created a great sense of responsibility and communication among students to ensure that their fellow peers are on the right track. Not only that, Cikgu Jalil’s specially selected team of students have been trained to communicate with not only their fellow peers, but also with teachers as well. This has helped students gain a significant level of confidence in speaking and presenting in front of a community.
Frog is making a difference in Community Engagement
Teachers come together as a community to inspire and support one another and students in 21st Century teaching and learning
Cikgu Jalil is considered a great influence to other teachers in and out of the district. He is always invited to schools to showcase SMK Jalan Reko’s best practices on the VLE as a medium for teaching and learning. He also conducts trainings for teachers using the Hubs Module like PIE and CHENDOL, based on the school’s requirements. Not only that, he has inspired teachers to start sharing knowledge of VLE to others within their community as well.
Students come together as a community to inspire and support other students and teachers in 21st Century teaching and learning
Cikgu Jalil often conducts weekly workshops on Frog and has a team of students who assist him, sometimes present, in these workshops, to showcase the positive outcomes and effectiveness of students using Frog in learning. The success of Frog in SMK Jalan Reko is driven by the student community in the school as students show a high level of interest in Frog.
“Frog VLE is a fun platform to learn outside the traditional norms. Frog has helped teachers make learning more engaging.”
- Cikgu Jalil, Frog Admin and Gold Advocate