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Recent events have caused schools around the world to find changes in the way they work.


For many Frog schools, moving to a virtual school model of operation is nothing new. Frog works with schools around the world and our community has encountered closure through everything from natural disasters, to severe weather patterns and even social upheaval.

Business continuity planning means not just finding new ways to facilitate learning but finding ways to keep the whole school running. Here we are sharing some of the ways in which schools use Frog to carry on with business when the world closes down...

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Providing Extra Curricular Activity in Lockdown
Jul 15, 2020, 6:30 AM

When lockdown meant Kennet School couldn't go ahead with their annual Year 7 camping trip, the team came up with a creative alternative...


The Camping Challenge

Each Year 7 was challenged to try a number of 'camping' tasks such as, setting up a tent in the garden or making a den indoors. They had to cook camp food, try their hand at outdoor crafts, explore nature and much more. The concept was to recreate the experience as though the trip had gone ahead. Although their classmates would be absent there were some great family-friendly activities to share in.

"We also wanted to see the pupils' achievements, so set up a sharing page where pupils could upload "evidence" of their activities, enabling their teachers to comment on the pictures and help foster a shared experience."

Sue Busher
eLearning & Development Manager, Kennet School


The challenge has extended into the summer break but the site could be reused for pupils unable to go on future trips.

Safe Distribution of Exam Results Using Frog
Jul 6, 2020, 4:26 PM

Two Frog schools shared their approach to the safe distribution of exam results. 

   

Frederick Gough School & ePortfolios 

A large secondary located in Scunthorpe, Frederick Gough School has made great use of Frog ePortfolios to distribute individual exam results. The ePortfolio system enables the quick creation of a secure page (known as a Site) for every student across a year group. The school plans to add a results file to every student’s ePortfolio the day before results day. On the morning of collection, students will be given access to their page which will securely contain their results.  

 

Controlling Access 

Using the ePortfolio List widget a direct link to each student’s page can be added from the student dashboard.  The important thing to note is that each ePortfolio is private to the individual and the school is in control of sharing it. 

  

Finham Park School and FrogParent SIMS Linked Documents 

Finham Park is a large secondary school located in Coventry and they plan to use FrogParent SIMS Linked Documents to distribute their exam results.  SIMS can publish individual reports to Frog, which Frog displays using the Linked Documents widget.  These results can be published from SIMS as soon as the data is in the MIS.   

 

Controlling Access 

The results are not visible to students until the school’s Frog administrator uses FrogParent Manager to publish the documents.  By using FrogParent, the team control when and how exam results are seen by pupils. 

  

Note for Admins: 
To ensure students can see their own documents, make sure you have the preferences set in System Preferences. 

Like to setup something similar for your school? Get in touch and we'll talk over your options.

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