School’s new ‘ Frog Classroom’
> ‘Makeover room’ provides interactive learning atmosphere
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.