FrogAsia believes in providing a space for students to learn creatively with technology and for teachers in the community learn and share new classroom experiences together. The Frog Classroom Makeover Programme transforms classrooms in schools throughout Malaysia into 21st Century learning spaces that promotes technology-enabled learning. A Frog Classroom also serves as a Frog Hub where teachers come together to share with one another on their teaching and learning experiences.

Yesterday we celebrated Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Agama (SMKA) Tun Said as they officially launched their Frog Classroom and Frog Hub. YB Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak, Minister of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia, officiated the launch at the school. Also present at the time were Datuk Hajah Maimunah Haji Suhaibul, Sabah State Education Director, Dato’ Yeoh Soo Keng, Executive Director of YTL Communications, our Executive Director, Lou.

During the launch event, the Minister visited the Frog Classroom where he observed a Frog Connected Classroom activity involving schools from across different states. Students from SMKA Tun Said (Sabah), SMK Majakir (Sabah), SMKA Kota Kinabalu (Sabah), SMK Serian (Sarawak), SMS Labuan and SMK Air Molek (Melaka) came together for a lesson in line with the NILAM Programme (Nadi Ilmu Amalan Membaca).

A lesson to encourage reading habits among students was taught in SMKA Tun Said’s Frog Classroom and was broadcasted to the other six schools. Using various applications on the Frog VLE, including those built as feedback tools for real time classroom participation and brainstorming, students polled their opinions and discussed the lesson interactively. Sabah State Education Department Director Datuk Hajah Maimunah Haji Suhaibul said the technology and learning platform provided by the government, YTL Foundation and FrogAsia has elevated education in Sabah, and that the state will continue to advocate the use of technology in education.

With the launch, SMKA Tun Said is now equipped with a Frog Classroom to achieve elevated 21st Century teaching and learning outcomes. As a Frog Hub school, SMKA Tun Said will be able to share its facilities and 21st Century teaching skills with the rest of the schools in Kota Belud, continuing its effort as a model school in helping more teachers raise the bar in education.

We are always so encouraged by every school’s success in transforming teaching and learning and being catalyst of change in their community. We want to continue encouraging schools in their journey towards 21st Century education so that they, too, will encourage and support other schools towards the same transformation.