Frog is more than just a learning platform, used by over 7 million users across 12 countries, it allows teachers to extend their skills and engage with students in a unique way.
In its most basic form Frog is used a bit like an intranet, teachers can easily create lessons and resources without relying on anyone technical. Frog brings together all the school’s online systems and the greatest educational resources from our partners, such as Microsoft and Google, in a unique way so everything is there in a couple of taps or clicks.
Frog is a one-stop-shop, that’s fun to use. It gives you meaningful, sensible information that helps you teach better, learn better and run your school better.
We are just at the beginning of a whole new journey in education, and Frog is leading the way.
"We've developed a scheme call 'SecondSite' that lets teachers call on professionals from other fields for advice and resources - using Frog workspaces as the delivery tool. Blogs, live chat and resource areas on Frog provide an area where students can explore second opinions, engage with other people and develop critical skills of judgement so vital to academic success at high school level. We've forged strong links with the local community and recruited a number of professionals to help with the scheme - engineers with a passion for english, lawyers with a passion for maths etc. By bringing in these people, we give students the ability to take ownership of their learning and proactively seek the assistance they need to fulfil their potential; the future for SecondSite is very bright indeed." St Ignatius Catholic School Cayman Islands
"We used to create paper questionnaires every time we needed feedback from staff, students or parents. We then had to post these out and once returned, we had to collect and enter all the data. We decided to take this full process online and use Frog. We used to create paper questionnaires every time we needed feedback from staff, students or parents. We then had to post these out and once returned, we had to collect and enter all the data. We decided to take this full process online and use Frog." The Mountbatten School
"Our Geography department were keen to investigate alternative ways of revising. Using Frog, we created podcasts as a revision activity with GCSE classes and posted them on iTunes. Students can download them onto their mobile device and listen to them outside the classroom. Creating the podcasts has helped encourage co-operative learning at a group, class and whole college level. Students love listening to them as they are the ones who created them. They allow students to take their learning outside of the classroom, anytime, anywhere." Kingsbridge Community College
We had huge number of calls through the main office each morning covering a wide range of issues from parents. This meant office staff were bogged down on phone calls and we had to upgrade our switchboard and answer phone service - costing time and money. We created a personalised form on the front page of our Frog parent portal for each of the routine enquires. Once submitted by parents, the forms are automatically emailed to the relevant member of staff. Taking the contact forms online means a large number of routine but important messages are now directed to the right people. Office staff can concentrate on personal support for parents and students and we have downgraded our switchboard - making the Business Manager was very happy. Bradley Stoke Community School
"We realised that we needed to deliver a more engaging experience to our students. We decided to implement an IT strategy that would eventually give all students and teachers a mobile device - integrating IT into any lesson, making learning anything, anytime, anywhere. We’ve upgraded our network to increase our device capacity. The impact of a one to one iPad rollout will be enormous. Once the roll out is complete, gone will be the days when a subject teacher has to book an IT room weeks in advance, instead every room in school is an IT room! Having access to IT anywhere will facilitate our students’ independent learning - behaviour is already having an impact." Humphrey Perkins School
" Communication with parents used to be very one way and untimely. We knew it was time to engage with parents, but being the biggest school in Gloucestershire, that was always going to be a challenge. Now with the parent portal in Frog we have found the solution. Our parent portal allows us to connect with our parents every day. Parents have a voice and can interact with us beyond just parent evenings. Parents are now kept up to date, can view information about their child and even give us feedback. Parents are starting to tell us how they can get involved and Frog is the tool that makes all this happen." Cheltenham Bournside School
"When we launched Frog we were very conscious of the freedom social networking pages presented for our students. We want to encourage responsibility and to put our trust in students. The majority responded well, but of course, there was a small minority who succumb to the dark side. Our solution? The Banned Group, a Frog group to which students are manually added when they break our AUP. The impact on students was immediate. From the moment they're added to the Banned Group, all of Frog’s fun things disappear and are replaced by a message explaining why. For our staff, it solves a behavioural issue very quickly. The students know why they are ‘banned’ and work hard to make sure it does not happen again." Cramlington Learning Village
" We needed to develop a whole school approach to student voice as written questionnaires were proving difficult to maintain, and gave us patchy responses. We decided to create the questionnaire using Frog Forms and asked students to complete them at the beginning of lessons. Our aim was to get every student to complete one over a two week period. The results were instantaneous! Using Frog Forms we met our two week target and were able to use the findings to make changes a lot quicker." The Dukeries College
One Frog school felt that homework tasks were crucial for raising academic achievement within the classroom. The problem was how to get the students on board so that teachers don't have to waste time in lessons chasing it up. The answer was simple… Frog!
All homework tasks, support and extension materials are uploaded weekly onto Frog, and with use of QR codes we've generated a real homework buzz. Teaching time is maximised and students are prepared for the next phase of learning. Happy students and happy teachers make a productive classroom.