School’s new ‘ Frog Class­room’

> ‘Makeover room’ pro­vides in­ter­ac­tive learn­ing at­mos­phere

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS - BY ED­MUND LEE

GE­ORGE TOWN: SJK (C) Kong Min Cawan­gan Satu in Air Itam on Pe­nang is­land has be­come the first school to have a “Frog Class­room” which is a “makeover room” equipped with an in­ter­ac­tive learn­ing at­mos­phere.

State Ed­u­ca­tion Depart­ment direc­tor Shaari Os­man said this con­ducive en­vi­ron­ment proved to be a good ed­u­ca­tional trans­for­ma­tion for the stu­dents as they would be able to learn much bet­ter in it.

Called the Frog Vir­tual Learn­ing En­vi­ron­ment de­vel­oped by FrogAsia, it was launched in more than 90% of schools through the 1Bes­tar­iNet ini­tia­tive last year, con­nect­ing ed­u­ca­tors and stu­dents in 2,500 schools with high-speed in­ter­net.

Shaari said the class­room, with its cre­ative art-pieces by stu­dents, has an air­con­di­tioned en­vi­ron­ment and state-of-theart lap­tops to help the pupils study well.

He said stu­dents pre­vi­ously were taught to sit qui­etly and lis­ten to the teach­ers when classes were on­go­ing but things have changed.

Shaari said stu­dents should have the op­por­tu­nity to ex­press them­selves in this 21st cen­tury-based ed­u­ca­tion sys­tem.

“The trend and style of teach­ing has changed nowa­days,” he said.

Head­mistress Leong Sook Luan ex­pressed grat­i­tude for the class­room’s trans­for­ma­tion as it serves as a plat­form for stu­dents to im­prove them­selves in a bet­ter learn­ing en­vi­ron­ment.

YTL com­pany Im­ple­men­ta­tion con­sul­tant (Pe­nang) S. Usha­rani said the com­pany had con­trib­uted about RM14,000 for some of the fa­cil­i­ties in the class­room.

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