Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Agama Arau is a religious hostel school located in the rural areas of Arau, Perlis. The school has over 530 students, with 200 students living in the hostel, and 90 teachers. SMK (A) Arau is one of the top schools in Perlis and is highly sought-after. The school won first place in the FrogPlay World Championships 2018 under the secondary school category on national level.
The school started actively using Frog in 2018 when Encik Zulkifli bin Rozali took over as the Frog Admin. When he took over the position, he made significant changes to the school’s system by driving various initiatives to ensure that Frog is utilised and optimised by teachers and students in teaching and learning. Encik Zulkifli is always willing to try and explore new ways to improve the teaching and learning experience, and has developed a strong interest towards Frog as a 21st Century education platform. With support and motivation from Headmaster Encik Hj Abdullah bin Shafie, Frog was adapted successfully by the school.
Frog is making a difference in Teaching & Learning
The school has prepared a schedule for the computer lab where teachers can book time slots to have lessons conducted via Frog. The computer lab is also made accessible to hostel students for revision after school hours.
FrogPlay is very popular among students because of the gamification elements that makes learning fun and interactive. Students have shown higher interest in learning and are more motivated in doing independent studies with FrogPlay.
A tool for teachers to teach better
The school is moving towards a paperless environment through the use of Frog. Teachers are using Sites to prepare and conduct classroom lessons as well as integrating applications such as Kahoot and Quizziz to make lessons more fun and interesting. Besides that, teachers also appreciate that Frog allows convenient integration of subjects such as Arabic into Sites.
Frog is making a difference in Administration
The school utilises the VLE dashboard to share information, like announcements and notices from the Ministry of Education, with the school community. Teachers and students can easily view and access these information anywhere, anytime by logging into Frog.