Education
is a dynamic and continuous process. The importance of education has been
realized by everyone and every nation. In developing nations, educational
improvement is widely perceived as a vehicle for economic development and
industrial modernization (Benavot 1992; Brown-Acquaye 2001; Walberg 1991).
Before 21st century, in India the education was provided by
traditional methods. The traditional method includes long-hour sitting of
students to teacher monologues. More emphasis was given on theory and less
importance was given to practical based education. But in 21st
century, the use of science and technology has been increased and fluencies the
field of education.

In
the present scenario the expectations of the stockholders are also increased
about school. Interactive classroom are the demand of the society by which
their kids can gain knowledge in short time and in interesting way. Smart Class
was conceived and developed around the ideology that for technology to become
an integral part of day to day teaching and learning practices in schools. The
smart School is a physical school that control and management of it is based on
computer and network technology and the content of its courses is electronic
and its evaluation and monitoring system is intelligent. A SMART Board is an
effective tool to engage students. Because the whiteboard has a large screen,
all students can see it from anywhere in the classroom and it provides a space
for hands-on activities to occur. Teachers and students can work together at
the front of the room with the board and the rest of the class can still
actively participate because they can see what is presented without needing to
stand up or move closer.

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Smart
School Goals

·      
All-round development
of students (physical, mental, emotional and psychological)

·      
Improving individual’s
promotion and abilities

·      
Training thinker and
user of technology human resources

·      
Increasing public
participation

The benefits of using technology in the class rooms
are broad and deep. When school utilizes education technology like SMART
Interactive White Boards, students are more engaged, more motivated and more
excited about learning. An interactive smart class room helps the teachers to
prepare dynamic multimedia lessons with hand on component. In smart class rooms
learning, the student’s audio-visual sense is targeted and this helps the
students to store information fast and more effectively. There are the
advantages of utilizing the time which is wasted earlier in drawing or
preparing diagrams on board. Smart boards have all these information in memory
and can be use presented during the time of class lectures and thus, the time
saved can be used in more important things.

Impact of Smart
Class Room Learning Environment on the Academic achievement of Secondary School
Students

OBJECTIVES

The present study is based on the
following objectives:

1.    To know the smart class
room environment of secondary school of Jind District of Haryana.

2.    To study the achievement
level of secondary school students before teaching through smart classroom
learning environment in Biology.

3.    To find out the difference
in the impact of smart class room learning environment on academic achievement
of secondary school students in biology.

 

HYPOTHESES

 The present study is based on following hypotheses:

1.    Smart class room
environment of secondary school of Jind District of Haryana is adequate.

2.    There is no significant
difference between the academic achievements of secondary school students
before teaching through smart classroom learning environment in Biology.

3.    There exists a significant
impact of smart class room learning environment on academic achievement of
secondary school students in Biology.

DELIMITATIONS

1.   
The study was delimited to only one Secondary School of Jind
District of Haryana.

2.    The study was delimited in
terms of sample size i.e. 60 secondary school students of class IX only.

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

          The present study is experimental in
nature. Randomized Groups Pre-test- Post- Test Design was used by the
investigator.

 

 

 

 

SAMPLE

The present study contained 60
students of  Indus Public secondary
school of Jind District.

TOOLS USED

The investigator was used an
achievement test of Biology, constructed by herself with the help of her
supervisor.

STATISTICAL
TECHNIQUE

In
order to make the inquiry exact, precise and scientific the collected data were
analysed with the help of Mean, S.D. and t-test.

DATA
ANALYSIS

Table-1: Comparison of
Achievement Level of Secondary School Students before Teaching through Smart
Classroom Environment (Pre-test)

Group

    N

Mean

S.D.

      ‘t’ Value
       (df 58)

Control Group
 

30

10.1

1.84

 
 1.42 ns

Experimental Group
 

30

10.7

1.35

 

Table-1, reveals that
the mean score of pre- test of control group and experimental group are 10.1
and 10.7 with S.D. 1.84 and 1.35 respectively. The t- value came out to be 1.42
which is not significant at any level of significance. Thus, the hypothesis 1
“There exit no significant difference between the academic achievement of
secondary school students before teaching through smart classroom learning
environment in Biology” is accepted.

 

 

 

 

Table-2: Comparison of
Achievement Level of Secondary School Students after Teaching through Smart
Classroom Environment (Post-test)

Group

    N

Mean

S.D.

      ‘t’ Value
       (df 58)

Control Group
(Teaching through Conventional
Method)

30

13.1

2.42

 
10.79**

Experimental Group
(Teaching through Smart
Classroom Learning Environment)

30

18.83

1.61

** Significant at .01 level
of Significance

Table-2, depicts that
the calculated t value of secondary school students who got and who did not get
instruction in smart classroom learning environment according to their pre-test
and post-test is 10.79, which is found to be significant at .01 level of
significance. Therefore, it can be interpreted that there exist a significant
difference in the effect of teaching through smart classes on academic
achievement of experimental group secondary school students in Biology. Thus,
the second hypothesis that “there is no significant impact of smart classroom
learning environment on academic achievement of secondary school students in
Biology” is fully rejected.

 

 Thus, the hypothesis 2 “There exit no
significant impact
of smart class room learning environment on academic achievement of secondary
school students in Biology” is rejected.

 

 

 

 

MAIN FINDINGS

The assumption of the study that the Smart
class room environment of secondary school of Jind District of Haryana is
adequate.

1.
The first null  hypothesis that ” there
exit no significant difference between the academic achievement of secondary
school students before teaching through smart classroom learning environment in
Biology” is fully accepted. The finding of the same hypothesis is as follows:

Ø The
pre- test mean scores of control group and experimental group were almost
similar. The t- ratio came out to be 1.42 which is not significant at any level
of significance.

The
second hypothesis that
“there exit no significant impact of smart
class room learning environment on academic achievement of secondary
school students in Biology” is rejected. The finding of the same
hypothesis is as follows:

Ø The
calculated t value of secondary school students who got and who did not get
instruction in smart classroom learning environment according to their pre-test
and post-test was 10.79, which is found to be significant at 0.01level of
significance. It means a significant difference in the effect of teaching
through smart classes on academic achievement of experimental group secondary
school students in Biology.

 

EDUCATIONAL
IMPLICATIONS

The most outstanding
characteristics of any research is that it must contribute something new to the
development of area concerned, so the investigator has to find out the
educational implication of his/her study. Today is the age of science and
technology. Almost everything has undergone teaching learning programmes have
also been effected by it. The classroom has to have a different shape in times
to come. It is to be just like a laboratory where different hardware such as
projector, tape recorder, recorder player, overhead projector, epidiascope,
computer etc. is lying.

Software of different
type are also available; the process of teaching learning upon the different
types of equipment available in the class room. Now the classrooms have totally
changed, a shy and inhibited learner in the educational system has become a
more active and social student in modern classroom. This has become possible
only the use of new techniques and innovations in the classroom. Normal
classrooms have turned into SMART CLASSROOMS. In absence of hardware and
software, the classrooms will be considered traditional ones. Surely the
classroom in the 21st century has to be modern from every angle.

Ø The
smart classroom should be used in the schools to make aware of the optimum use
of technology in their studies.

 

Ø The
curriculum in the whole academic activities should be connected to the Smart
Class.

 

Ø The
teacher should be proper use of Smart Class to clarify the topic.

 

Ø The
projects, seminars and home assignment, all these should be given by taking
digital learning into account.

 

Ø New
concepts and up to date information should be given to students through the
Smart class.

 

Ø All
schools must have smart Class and each individual must be given a chance to use
the Smart Class.

 

Ø The
guidance of teacher must be there with student while using smart class, so that
they do not get distracted from the right path.

 

Ø Seminars,
conferences and workshops should be organized to provide the teachers with the
update knowledge of using technology (smart class) in the classroom so that
they in turn able to motivate their students for their success of academic
achievement.

 

Ø Students
should be given the proper instruction related to topic before using smart
class and they should be about the benefits of using the smart class.

 

Ø Smart
classroom learning help to increase the learning abilities.

 

Ø Smart
class may use as a supplementary learning tool to teaching low IQ level
students and high IQ level students.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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