Overview of the Frog VLE

This section will walk you through the main work areas of your VLE. Links to these areas can be found under Applications in the FrogDrive.
To access the FrogDrive, click on the FrogDrive icon in the Frog Bar.
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 Select Applications on the left to view your applications.
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Available to: Teachers, Students, Parents and Frog Admin.

Apple has the App Store, and Frog has the FrogStore! The FrogStore is the world’s first online teaching & learning marketplace giving seamless access to ‘best in class’ education content, products and services to enhance every child’s learning journey.
The FrogStore is available to teachers, students and parents directly through their Frog VLE. All users can also access the FrogStore via the YES 1BestariNet Portal (www.yes.my) or via the FrogAsia website (frogasia.com). Content obtained by parents through the FrogStore can be gifted to a child and assimilated into the VLE automatically for your child to start using in their school.
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The FrogStore brings the very best in digital educational content into one searchable on-line portal. Browse through our library of hundreds of digital books; adding those that you want to read to your Bookshelf. Make your sites even more exciting and engaging by searching our extensive video and image libraries for the most cutting-edge multimedia content. So, why spend hours searching the internet for the latest educational content when you can just search the FrogStore?
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Analytics

Available to: Frog Admin.

Analytics captures VLE usage information and displays the data in graph format. It covers areas such as user logins and site creation.
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The information collected allows you to determine how often users have logged in to Frog. It also displays which users have never logged in. Information on site creation is captured allowing you to see how many sites have been created within a given time frame. Usage data may be exported as a .CSV file.
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Assignments

Available to: Teachers, Students (recipient view) and Frog Admin.

The Assignments application has different functionality depending on the role of the user – either Teacher or Student.
Teachers can review, re-issue, mark and archive all assignments that they have assigned. Once a Site has been created it is a simple process to issue the Site as an assignment. Assignments can be issued to either individual students or groups.
Teachers can also send messages to those that have been assigned work. Teachers are able to message students either individually or by group. When a student submits an assignment, it is returned for marking and comment into the Assignments area. You will receive a notification via the Notifications panel whenever an assignment is submitted or a message received.
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Students cannot issue assignments. They can access, review and check their marks for all assignments that they have assigned. Once an assignment has been completed it may not be changed unless sent back for re-working by the teacher. When marks are released the student will be notified in their Notifications Panel.
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Booking Calendar

Available to: Teachers, Frog Admin.

The Booking Calendar allows you to book any rooms or resources that are available in your school. If you have made a room/resource booking, the Frog VLE will not allow anyone else to book that room/resource at that time and date.
As new rooms or resources become available the Frog Admin can simply add them to the Booking Calendar. Each room or resource calendar can be colour coded to make identification easier.
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Bookshelf

Available to: Teachers, Students, Parents and Frog Admin.

The Bookshelf allows all users to view their digital books provided through the FrogStore. The Bookshelf not only allows the storage of digital books but also contains a digital book reader.
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Books appear on your Bookshelf in the order that they were added, with the most recently added books appearing at the top left of the shelf. When a Book from the FrogStore is added the Bookshelf will update to reflect the new addition, existing books will be moved to the right. If your current shelf is full, a new shelf will appear below when another book is added.
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Calendar

Available to: Teachers, Students and Frog Admin.

This is your personal Calendar that allows you to keep track of all your events and appointments. Your calendar is private by default although it can be shared with others when required.
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Extra calendars can be created and shared either publicly or privately. These can be colour coded to make identification easier. These may be for co-curricular activities or special events. Additional information may be attached to events and bookings such as location, invitees and notes.
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Google Drive

Available to: Teachers, Students, Parents and Frog Admin.

With Google Drive, everything you need for word processing and file storage is now 100% web-based, backed up securely for your peace of mind. Everything is saved in the cloud enabling real-time sharing, collaboration and communication on any device, wherever you are, courtesy of our partnership with Google.
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Google Drive now incorporates Google Docs, a suite of productivity applications that offer collaborative editing of documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and more.
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Groups

Available to: Frog Admin.

A group is simply a collection of users within the schools Frog VLE. Groups can be made of Teachers, Students or Parents. Once grouped, distributing assignments, sharing sites and managing calendar events is quicker and easier. Only the Frog Admin user has access to the Groups app.
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Some Groups are automatically created for you such as Year and Class Groups. Other groups such as co-curricular groups must be created by the Frog Admin. Once created it is up to the school to manage their own groups.
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Forums

Available to: Teachers, Students and Frog Admin.

The Forums area displays the School Forum. This is a forum for the whole school and is visible by both teachers and students. Only the Frog Admin and Teachers can create topics in the School Forum.
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Discussion forums can be created for group discussions regarding school specific topics, allowing users to add their own views and see other forum users’ contributions. Data is historic and date stamped so at any point as a teacher you can go back and check what has been said, and by whom. The Frog Admin controls all the topic and access settings of the School Forum.
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School Dashboard

Available to: Teachers, Students, Parents and Frog Admin.

The School Dashboard displays notices and information vital to the smooth running of the school. Here you can view noticeboards, images, videos and download important files.
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It also contains an MoE RSS feed to keep you informed of any education news or information that is of interest to schools and teachers. This feed also displays regional JPN/PPD RSS feeds.
Note: The School Dashboard is managed by the Frog Admin.
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Discover

Available to: Teachers, Students and Frog Admin.

Discover is a quick search tool for content. It pulls content from My Library (after it is added through the FrogStore) as well as from the Internet (through Flickr and YouTube).
Discover can be accessed either from the Quick Launch menu or from within several Widgets within the Frog platform. These include the Media, Link to File and the External Link Widgets. Discover can also be accessed when adding media items to a quiz such as images and videos.
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Preferences

Available to: Teachers, Students, Parents and Frog Admin.

In Preferences you can change the basic settings of the VLE. The options are:
  • Language: This allows you to change the VLE into either English or Bahasa Melayu.
  • My Background: Choose from a predefined list of images as your VLE background or upload your own images.
  • Change Password: Change your Frog VLE password here.
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My Dashboard

Available to: Teachers, Students and Frog Admin.

My Dashboard is the first page you are presented with upon logging into the VLE. It may be customised to show your school calendar, RSS feeds, or notifications. You may also add personal content such as photographs, videos or links to your favourite websites.  How these are displayed is up to you. Use the Widgets to change the look and content of your Dashboard whenever and however you like.
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Learning Styles

Available to:  Students

The Learning Styles application allows students to find out their preferred learning style; Visual (seeing), Auditory (listening) or Kinaesthetic (hands on) based on their response to a series of questions. Once a student has taken the test the students preferred learning style will then be visible to the teacher.
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Learning Styles theory dictates that everyone has a preferred way of absorbing information. Some learn better by seeing, some by listening and others by actually doing. The Learning Styles application can help students to identify their preferred Learning Style. Once a learning style has been identified, the teacher can then maximize it to enhance the students education. It is important to remember that no one learning style is better than the others; it is all about what works best for the student.
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Users

Available to: Frog Admin.

The Users App allows the Frog Admin to create and edit user accounts on Frog. Rather than have to create all the users in a school data is submitted by the MoE and the users automatically created and added to the Frog database.  All users are listed in the database giving the Frog Admin the ability to either view or edit a user’s account details.
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The Pond

Available to: Teachers, Students and Frog Admin.

Hop on into The Pond, where the brightest minds gather and where great ideas are sparked and shared. The Pond has been created with students in mind. It is a place where students can jumpstart their Frog experience with tips and ideas on how to get the most out of their VLE.
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Sites

Available to: Teachers, Students and Frog Admin.

Sites are pages or groups of pages that have been created inside the Frog VLE. They can be tagged with keywords to allow them to be located quickly and easily or to aid categorisation. Any sites that you have created will be listed in the My Sites section of the FrogDrive.
Sites that have been tagged with a specific subject name i.e. English; will appear under Subject Sites. Sites tagged as co-curricular activities such as clubs and trips will appear in the Co-curricular Sites section. The Other Sites section contains all Sites that have not been tagged with a specific subject or co-curricular keyword or have been tagged with a keyword of ‘other’ that have been shared with you.
For security, sites cannot be accessed without logging into the Frog VLE. As the VLE is cloud based, sites can be accessed anytime and anywhere.
Creators of sites control the access and editing permissions. If a site has not been shared to you it will not be visible in the FrogDrive.
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Sites can be sent to the MoE Repository for sharing with other schools in Malaysia. Once uploaded the site will be checked and made available for download from the FrogStore. Only teachers can create sites but students can be given access to edit them.
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Learning Styles Report

Available to:  Teachers.

The Learning Styles Report application allows Teachers to find out their Students preferred learning style; Visual (seeing), Auditory (listening) or Kinaesthetic (hands on) based on the students response to a series of questions. Once a student has taken the test the students preferred learning style will then be visible to the teacher.
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Once a learning style has been identified, you can then maximize it to enhance the student’s education. It is important to remember that no one learning style is better than the others; it is all about what works best for the student.
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Learn Centre

Available to: Teachers, Students, Parents and Frog Admin.

The Learn Centre has been designed to help you get the most out of your Frog VLE. Whether you are a teacher, student or a parent the Learn Centre contains help guides, videos and tutorials to get you using your Frog VLE quickly and efficiently.
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Frog Community

Available to: Teachers, Frog Admin.

The Frog Community Site is a teacher portal that contains a constant flow of great teaching materials, ideas, tips and resources to help educators along their Frog Journey.
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Through the Frog Community Site, teachers can learn to fully utilise the Frog VLE through training videos and manuals, and enhance their teaching experience with FrogAsia’s recommended resources, tips, examples and downloads. Teachers can also join the community of Frog Teachers who are already using Frog in their schools by following the Transformation Checklist guide found in Your Frog Journey.
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Departmental Sites

Available to: Teachers, Students and Frog Admin.

Each department has its own Departmental Site that is designed and built by them. The main department page has an area to display a welcome notice, main organisational chart, exam results, and notices. Inside are the related subject sites. These are where students can find information relating to a specific subject. These might contain curriculum information, image galleries, videos, teachers profile pages, exam revision guides, past papers etc. Extra departments/subject sites can be added if required.
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Email

Available to: Teachers, Students, Parents and Frog Admin.

Every user that has a Frog VLE account has access to email. Emails can be sent and received to other users, not only within your school but to anywhere else in the world. Your email address is the same as the login name (your Yes ID) used to log into the VLE.
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