Sekolah Kebangsaan Pendidikan Khas Tuaran is a special needs school for the hearing impaired. The school is also a rural school with 50% of its students staying in the hostel. The school has less than 80 students and has 39 teachers.
The school started using Frog in 2013 when it was first introduced in Sabah. Initially, only Year 3 to 6 teachers and students were introduced to Frog but now, all teachers and students are using Frog actively, following a timely schedule set by the Frog Admin, Encik Haris Abbas. Frog is very successfully implemented into the school’s curriculum because Frog is able to provide a platform that is visually stimulating and interactive for the students who are hearing-impaired.
Frog is making a difference in Teaching and Learning
Since the school started using Frog in 2013, students have shown much improvement in their academic performance because Frog provides an interactive platform that is engaging and interesting. Students outstanding performance has made the school the best special needs school in Malaysia.
A tool for teachers to teach better
With Frog, teachers find it more convenient to prepare and conduct classroom lessons because Frog provides available content. Not only that, Sites allow teachers to input visuals and videos that make lessons more interesting for students. Since using Frog, teachers are more on-board in integrating technology into teaching and learning as they see the benefits for students, especially for their special needs students.
Frog is making a difference in Administration
The school utilises Frog as a platform for administration, especially for eRPH submissions by teachers. On a daily, teachers are required to submit their lesson plans and with eRPH integrated into customised Sites, teachers easily get their work done online anytime, anywhere. Other than that, the school’s admin uses Frog as a platform where teachers are able to access classroom timetables and forms. This has helped the school save a lot of cost on paper because printing is not required.
Frog also acts as the school’s one-stop centre where all important information are available and accessible to teachers and students. With everything shared online, teachers and students can share information effectively and access information easily anytime, anywhere. Besides that, the school finds Frog to be a very efficient avenue as information are timely and updated.
Frog is making a difference in Community Engagement
Parents are more connected with what is happening in school
The school has approached parents to help them understand the use and benefits of Frog so that students can continue using Frog at home. As the school has consistently used Frog in teaching and learning, parents recognise this as a routine where students continue using Frog at home under parents supervision and monitoring. Parents like Frog because it enables them to follow up with their children’s progress and give further support in improving their children’s academic performance.
Teachers come together as a community to inspire and support one another and students in 21st Century teaching and learning
As one of the best special needs schools in Malaysia, SK Pendidikan Khas Tuaran often conducts workshops and sharing sessions with other schools within the district and with other districts as well. Workshops are focused on how Frog can be implemented into teaching and learning as well as administration. Teachers now have more exposure towards technology and the digital world and they realised that through Frog, they are able to teach and connect better with one another and students.