Source: Times now
Human Resource Development, HRD Minister has released an alternative academic calendar for secondary stage i.e., classes 9 and 10 on Saturday. The calendar provides guidelines to teachers on the use of various technological tools and social media tools that are available for imparting education to students in fun-filled and interesting ways.
The minister would further release alternative academic calendar with subject areas for classes 11 and 12 soon. This calendar will cater to the need of all children including Divyang children (Children with Special Need). The links for audiobooks , radio programs, video programs will also be included in the calendar.
The alternative academic calendar carries a week-wise plan consisting of interesting and challenging activities, with reference to theme/chapter taken from syllabus or textbook. The calendar also covers experiential learning activities such as Arts Education, Physical Exercises, yoga, etc.. It includes activities related to four languages as subject areas, i.e., Hindi English, Urdu, and Sanskrit.
The calendar also lends out strategies to reduce stress and anxiety among teachers, students and parents. The chapter wise e-content link available on the e-pathshala, NROER, and DIKSHA portal of GoI is also included in the calendar