Online teaching aid specialist Frog has been shortlisted for a national award. The Dean Clough-based company gives secondary school teachers, administrative staff and students tailor-made learning platforms which are embedded in the school's working practices. It helps schools and local authorities develop better ways of addressing educational needs and empowering students and staff to achieve excellence in education. Now Frog is among the finalists for the ICT Company of the Year BETT (British Education and Training Technology) award, one of the most sought after awards in the education industry.
The firm has been recognised for its ability to radically improve the engagement of pupils and the academic results of schools across more than 80 local authorities in the UK. The BETT Show 2010, the world's largest education technology event, will showcase some of Frog's work with the help of teachers and parents. Students are also encouraged to learn independently and develop a more mature and academic approach to their work through Frog. Using the remote user application, pupils can access the school network, software packages and learning resources from their own homes.