Sekolah Kebangsaan Penampang has 700 students and 60 teachers, with a minority of students having internet connection and devices at home. The school was one of the Frog Champion Schools in 2013 and was also known as “Sekolah Angkat BTPN Sabah” with it being right next to BTPN Sabah and PPD Penampang offices.
Since then, the school has been using Frog. The internet connection was upgraded and the school also received a Frog Classroom. This led to the school becoming even more involved and active with Frog. ICT Administrator Madam Herney Zainulabidin was the first teacher in the school to start using Frog and has been driving the adoption and implementation of Frog as a school culture. She is now one of the Master Trainers (Jurulatih Utama) to train and support other teachers in the district.
Madam Herney has been awarded and recognised as one of the exemplary teachers to forward the use of Frog for 21st Century teaching and learning in Sabah, and is well-known as one of the best ICT Administrators in the district.
Frog is making a difference in Teaching & Learning
Through the use of Frog, students have become more organized and disciplined in their studies. Frog is a motivating factor that students are now diligently completing their homework, assignments and quizzes because they enjoy using technology for their studies. Teachers are also able to see better student participation in class since using Frog for teaching and learning.
A tool for teachers to teach better
According to Madam Herney, teaching and learning is easier now through Frog. Teachers can easily assess and monitor student performance through the data provided by Frog analytics. Not only that, Madam Herney feels that Frog is the most suitable tool to facilitate student-centric learning as it supports the needs of students academically.
Frog is making a difference in Administration
Teachers are utilising e-RPH for lesson plan submissions through Frog. This has eased their workload significantly as the process is simpler. Besides that, administrators also encourage teachers to utilise Frog for meeting minutes, curricular reports and other student affairs information for more efficient access and sharing of information.
Frog is making a difference in Community Engagement
Teachers come together as a community to support and inspire one another in 21st Century teaching & learning
SK Penampang is an ICT icon and has become a place for professional development and a reference in regards to Frog. Training sessions and workshops are conducted in the Frog Classroom where knowledge and best practices on ICT and Frog are being shared.
“FrogPlay is like a videogame. It helps me learn better and have fun at the same time.” - Tedorik Tonjumal Baduk, student
“Frog has supported me in my teaching and has made lessons more interesting. Technology has given my students a new learning experience and has positively impacted their academics.” - Cikgu Liberia Sindih