“Since we introduced the national level FrogPlay Championship back in 2017, we have seen how this competition not only motivates students and teachers to increase their use of FrogPlay, but their improved familiarity with gamified learning also led to long-term use of this feature outside the competition period. Students are observed to do more lesson revisions on FrogPlay on their own initiative and their quiz results have also improved – by as much as 46%! We have also seen how Frog enables schools, teachers and students to be globally competitive – with Malaysian schools on par with their global peers. This year, we are looking to further expand the impact of the Frog World Championship by also calling on schools to encourage teachers to add new content to drive participation by the students – indirectly elevating the teachers’ familiarity with gamified learning,” said Lou Yeoh, Executive Director of FrogAsia.
“Initiatives like the Frog World Championship are in line with the Minister of Education Dr Maszlee Malik’s drive to transform education to encourage primary students to be more enthusiastic about going to school, while encouraging teachers to be creative in nurturing a love for schooling, with a greater focus on the fun aspect of learning in the classroom . Gamified learning is certainly an excellent way to add fun into learning, while also ensuring that students have a strong grasp of language, mathematics and science,” Lou added.
How the competition works
To become a winner in the Frog World Championship 2019, students access the available content on Frog and complete as many quiz questions as they can to score leaderboard points from 11 February to 15 March 2019, from 7am to 10pm local time. Meanwhile, teachers are called to help their school improve their points standing by building on existing content to create customised quizzes to motivate students to revise.
Teachers can draw inspiration from Community Quizzes or the content on Boost, a repository of high-quality sites created by FrogAsia in collaboration with the Pelangi Publishing Group. These sites are subject-based and mapped to the Malaysian curriculum, covering the entire syllabus from Standard 1 to Form 5. In addition, students and teachers can learn from the Lilypad blog throughout the competition period, featuring articles with tips from past winners, tips on content creation for teachers, and information on student outcomes focusing on the impact towards examination results and special needs students.
At the end of the competition period, the Top 10 schools with the most points on the World leaderboard are shortlisted and invited to submit a report of their experiences as well as attend a virtual Q&A session – both in English. From this list, the Top 3 schools will be selected as winners in the World Category.
The categories and prizes
The competition prizes are split into the World Category – open to all schools, and the Malaysia category, which is complemented by the Rest of the World prizes.
In the World Category, the winning schools receive cash prizes of USD3,000, USD2,000 and USD1,000 for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places respectively, while the Top 3 students with the highest scores on the World leaderboard will receive World Championship certificates and trophies.
Meanwhile, the Malaysia category is split into the Frog Cloud League for schools and students with access to Yes 4G and the Frog Appliance League for schools and students with access to Frog Appliances. All winners are determined based on their leaderboard points.
For more information on the Frog World Championship 2019, please visit: https://www.frogchampionships.com