Frog apps

Frog has unveiled a host of new features at its National Learning Platforms Conference 2010. These included Frog Apps, a concept that will be familiar with all Apple iPhone users and a revolutionary new product for primary schools.

The theme of the day was creativity with keynotes from Lord Sutherland and The Corsham School. Almost 700 people looked on as Frog demonstrated how it was ‘reinventing the learning platform’ by developing Frog Apps and an Apps Store giving schools the ability to build anything in Frog without limitation.

The Frog Primary Learning Platform will be officially launched in autumn 2010 and has been specifically designed in conjunction with key stage one and two teachers to engage primary school children and encourage them to learn in a creative and collaborative environment.

The Frog Apps allow users to personalise their own Frog Platform by having access to over 200,000 integrated applications available over the web such as weather, games and wikis in the same way as iGoogle and the Apple iPhone Apps.

Gareth Davies, managing director at Frog said: “Frog can be used in a similar way to popular social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace. Using this social model empowers students to become more involved in their learning in a way that is familiar to them. It gives them access to a wealth of information direct from their personal Frog Portal.

“The Frog Apps will be available through Frog’s very own Apps Store – a library system where schools can download applications and use them straight away.”