FROG @ Calderstones School. Thursday 13 th December 2012. John Morris – FROG Co-ordinator. Owen Mayne – Head of ICT. What are we showing today?. How we started with FROG Our use of FROG as a front end for Pupils and Staff Google Docs and the integration with FROG
Thursday 13th December 2012
John Morris – FROG Co-ordinator
Owen Mayne – Head of ICT
Pupils access the School Departments page to access the department sites:
Head of ICT
You can arrange the page in such a way that pupils can follow the lesson, either in school or if absent from home.
When complete, you can download the whole set in one go!
When complete, pupils can upload work back to FROG
Currently have two ways of displaying feed back to pupils, the first being via the Help menu with the Flight path as shown. The second being via the Blue and Red progress buttons:
This is given based upon pupils current assessment and clear details are given of how to achieve the next level.
Google Apps for Education
Very flexible and ideal for use in education where there isn’t the budget to be paying for proper ‘polling’ services.
I Am Learning and Kerboodle
We wanted to make FROG the first point of call for staff. So we made their FROG home page contain all of the important links. They can access staff email, ePortal, cover lists etc via this section.
The school has a policy of asking staff to set ALL independent learning tasks (Homework/Revision etc.) as a task on FROG. The task doesn’t have to be returned electronically. It just ensures there is a record of work for staff, pupils and parents to view.
We wanted to cut down on certain types of emails being sent round the school. We therefore ask staff to ensure that certain types of messages only be placed within FROG notices.
These have been very successful ways of engaging pupils and great for making FROG seem less ‘school’ related. We produce them for certain big events or major school trips. For example, our Year 7s go to Disneyland Paris every July. This year, we produced a website with a Blog built in which kept pupils and parents up to speed on events!!
Putting someone in charge of the platform gives it a better chance of success. Asking a single teacher to drive development whilst giving them virtually no time is asking for trouble. If you are spending £???? on a product, then try and extract the best productivity from it!
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