People have often overlooked the importance of a conducive learning environment. We believe that to raise 21st Century learners, we need to provide them with a space that encourages 21st Century learning. In partnership with YTL Foundation, we started the Frog Classroom Programme in 2014 as a makeover project to transform classrooms into vibrant and conducive 21st Century learning spaces.
To date, there are more than 200 Frog Classroom across Malaysia, with over 600+ on its way to completion! Our aim is to establish 1,000 Frog Classrooms nationwide so that students are granted access to 21st Century learning spaces for a conducive 21st Century learning experience.
Earlier this year, SMK (A) Tun Said in Kota Belud, Sabah, launched its new Frog Classroom with the attendance of Dato’ Yeoh Soo Keng, Executive Director of YTL Communications, Ms Yeoh Pei Lou, Executive Director of FrogAsia Sdn Bhd and Datuk Hajah Maimunah Haji Suhaibul, Sabah State Education Director.
SMK (A) Tun Said is a boarding school and also a Frog Champion School in 2014 during the initial implementation of Frog in Sabah. It was then that the school started actively using Frog and was the most active Frog user in Kota Belud in 2017. During its Frog Classroom launch, the school conducted a lesson on NILAM through the Frog Connected Classroom, a series of interactive sessions held using Google Hangouts between selected speakers and classrooms across the nation, moderated by FrogAsia.
The lesson was broadcasted across six schools, SMK Majakir (Sabah), SMK (A) Kota Kinabalu (Sabah), SMK Serian (Sarawak), SM Sains Labuan and SMK Air Molek (Melaka), using various applications on the Frog VLE, including those built as feedback tools for real time classroom participation and brainstorming, such as Poll, where students polled their opinions and discussed the lesson interactively.
“We believe in providing Malaysians exposure to the best education possible and equipping Malaysian students to be globally competitive. This is why 21st Century learning spaces that build creativity, collaboration, critical thinking and character is part of what we want to do for all schools in Malaysia,” said Dato’ Yeoh Soo Keng, Executive Director of YTL Communications.
“I am pleased to see the progress that SMK (A) Tun Said has made and am proud of the leadership role they have taken, to actively train the teaching community in Kota Belud and Sabah to optimise the use of the Frog VLE, besides advocating for the wider use of Frog VLE and sharing best practices,” said YB Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak, Minister of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia.
Well done, SMK (A) Tun Said! Read more about how SMK (A) Tun Said and other schools in Sabah are making a difference with Frog at https://frogasia.com/en/impact-stories-sabah.