The effectiveness of using smart board for teaching social studies at public schools in Jordan


Hussein Khazer Almajali, Suad Esmael Al Abdallat, Nisreen Shamayleh

The purpose of this research is to investigate the effectiveness of using Smart Board for teaching social studies on students' achievement in public schools in Jordan. To achieve the purpose of the study, a pre/post-test was constructed to measure students' level in social studies. The sample of the study consisted of 258 eighth grade students; (120) male students from Marj Al Hamam secondary school for boys and (138) female students from Marj Al Hamam Basic school for girls during the first semester of the academic year 2015/2016. The subjects of the study were distributed into two groups (experimental and control). The experimental group was taught social studies using smart board while the control group was taught using the conventional way. Descriptive statistical analyses were used (means and standard deviation) for the pre and post- tests of students' achievement in social studies. Comparison statistical methods were used (Two Way ANOVA) analysis of variance to make a comparison between the control and the experimental groups and gender variables (male and female). The findings of the study indicated that there were statistically significant differences in the post- test between the control and the experimental groups in their achievement in social studies in favor of the experimental group, and there was no statistically significant difference in the students' performance in social studies due to gender.


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