A few schools are using Frog to build their own World Cup portals and catch the buzz to get the kids engaged, which is a great idea.
Here’s a pic of Costello’s Portal – it gives students and teachers the latest match reports, tutor time activities, news, forums, all sorts of bits and pieces. And Dominic, with a fancy new hair-do by the look of it.
de Ferrers in Staffordshire have a World Cup quiz, and pages where they can view facts and stats about the World Cup finalist countries and the South African stadiums in their interactive Google Maps mashup.
For more details on this, see the de Ferrers blog at http://www.deferrerstv.com/frogblog/ It looks like de Ferrers did the same thing with the election.
This is a fantastic way of making learning relevant, and of engaging students (and their parents) with learning. Well done to both schools !!
Not seen any Wimbledon portals yet, though, but then I didn’t realise Wimbledon was on until last night….
Well it’s nearly here !!
If everyone turns up there’ll be over 700 people at the conference in Manchester tomorrow !! If anyone hasn’t booked their place yet, feel free to just arrive on the day, there are always a few folk that don’t turn up and I’m sure we’ll be able to look after you !!
It promises to be an exciting day, this is a large conference nowadays by anyone’s standards. Most people there are from secondary schools, but this year we have a large number of local authorities attending, a lot of international interest, and a lot of national press.
Hope to see you all there, it’s always a fun day (and night !) and always a real eye opener to see what the leading schools are achieving.
If you can’t make it, then follow us on twitter with #frog10. We’ll try to make some videos available as soon as we can, too. But you’d be better off just getting a train booked right now !!
For more details on what’s going on on click here.
Our new Partner Manager, Adrian has been doing some great work with our Partners lately. Check out the latest coverage with I am Learning, a games-based revision system that integrates with Frog.
With our help, Cramlington Learning Village and I am Learning have developed a Frog widget that manages the single sign on and integration of the two systems, something which has since become available to all schools using Frog and I am Learning.