Frog: the first INSET day for all teachers

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I have to prepare for our first Frog INSET day for 80+ teachers – 17/4/12.

I had an afternoon with our excellent Frog Champions to discuss the detail of the day. We got to here:

Time Duration Activity
0900 10 Intro and overview
0910 80 Breakout rooms for compulsory activities

  1. book a room
  2. upload file and multiple files
  3. create workspace
  4. if finished consult lesson plan
1030 15 Coffee
1045 50 Breakout rooms for differentiated activities.
Feedback forms
1135 25 Cloisters
Where have we got to and where do we go from here?
Frog Champions.
1200 30 Mass


You can see all the planning and prep work that needs to be done on this Google Doc. I shared it with all our Frog team at the school but they haven’t edited anything yet. My problem is I need to set differentiated learning activities but I also want to make sure I have created enough instructional videos to satisfy the questions of the most able.

The video list (some of these will overlap on the same video)


  • crystal menu
  • personal
  • subject resources
  • staffroom
  • front page
  • book ICT room
  • file upload including multiple files
  • quick issue work
  • create and use workspace

manage files and folders:

  • move files from subject drafts to subjects
  • bricks in workspaces
  • zip up folders, upload and unzip
  • web pages including bricks:


  • text and pictures
  • heading
  • columns
  • nested


  • scroll1
  • tabbed folder
  • collapsible container


  • rollover image
  • video
  • rss
  • gallery
  • flash
  • text and pictures revealed


  • web files
  • forum
  • thread
  • chat
  • blog


  • form
  • text
  • text box
  • check box
  • radio set
  • list
  • hidden
  • submit
  • form to diary
  • form file select
  • form results

Any experienced Froggers out there who might help me whittle this list down to a manageable size?

Frog: the first INSET day for all teachers

4 thoughts on “Frog: the first INSET day for all teachers

  1. stevemargetts says:

    I think you have done the right thing by focusing on the few things that you want all staff to do.  My experience is that they forget these very quickly…  Drip feeding on the key features you want them to be able to do is essential.  My worry about your video list is that it might seem too daunting – colleagues may not revisit the one video you really want them to master.  Could you differentiate the list.  What do you want them to be able to do?  For me, it is logging onto the toolkit and keeping a page updated.

    1. daibarnes says:

      Hi Steve,

      The plan is to differentiate as far as is possible. We will set a learning objective and then learning activities as follows:
      – look around and see what’s there
      – book an iCT room
      – upload and manage file and multiple file
      – create and manage a workspace
      – possibly put a few bricks into the workspace
      – zip upload (so they can upload folder with sub-folders)
      – webpage
      – forms
      – set work (quick issue first, then LP template)Everyone: 1- 3; Most: 1- 6;  Some: 1-6 and choice of 7/8/9. The idea is they will access this via a frog training portal and will be able to return to independently and continue training.Would you delete or add anything? I see workspaces as a major win because of the comms. Also, want to be able to service the enthused who want to get on with more complicated stuff. PDF Frog guides will be made available but training will be via videos with teachers in groups of 12 and a Frog Champion allocated to each group (room). First activity will be modelled and walked-through by Champion. After that, differentiation kicks in.The video list will be organised so as not to be daunting, e.g. all the frog brick videos will be on a separate page linked to the video list.WDYT? And thanks for taking the time to comment. :)Dai

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