Upadhyaya Medha, Upadhyaya K S
Abstract: The result analysis of Scientific aptitude Test (SAT) shows that students often form alternative or incomplete scientific conceptions well before they begin learning it in the Physics classroom. This innovative project was undertaken to investigate if Google Classroom would be more interactive and engaging pedagogical approach, such as authentic, inquiry based learning and could make students’ thinking more clear. This is a learner-centered pedagogy. The Google classroom was created and 30 students were selected. Out of which15 students of class XIIth were taught Wave Optics ( Interference/Diffraction/Polarization) in Google Class Room and the other 15 students were taught in the traditional way. The mean achievement score of experimental group was found to be higher than that of traditional group in terms of Conceptual understanding, Student achievement and Self achievement It was found that the students taught using Google Class Room had greater motivation to learn and could easily understand the concepts in Wave optics, they did better in physics formal as well as informal tests, learned lesson well and could answer questions both from theory and practical’s.
Keywords: Google Classroom, Teaching and Learning, Collaborative Platform, Learner Centered Pedagogy, Scientific Aptitude Test, SAT