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Digital Education Guidelines Prepared for Publication: Guidelines prepared in the name of cognition cover states, schools, teachers, parents and students: Emphasis on teaching with short breaks

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 Online education has been started by various educational institutions to prevent students from spoiling their studies following the Corona epidemic.  However, being constantly online can have the opposite effect on students' health.  The Human Resource Development (HRD) has issued guidelines in the name of wisdom.  Covering every state, schools, teachers, parents and students.  The new guidelines have been announced following a meeting between the state and union territories and the ministry.

 Online class time for pre-primary is 30 minutes, 2 sessions of 30-45 minutes for standard 1 to 8 and 4 sessions of 30-45 minutes for standard 9 to 12.  In addition, the emphasis is on keeping online class time from 2 to 3 hours with short breaks.  While some schools run online classes for 6 to 8 hours which can have a serious impact on the health of children as well as teachers, the guidelines also advise to avoid online classes for so many hours.

 At the end of a long discussion, new guidelines have been prepared by the government in the name of wisdom.  Since May, the government has been working on the academic session.  However, most schools have already started or are in the process of starting online classes.

 The foundation of students' reading, art and craft in junior class should be strong.  However, it is advisable to pay attention to the fact that students do not have to look at the screen for a long time and to take a break of 10-15 minutes between classes considering the mental and physical health of senior students.  Yoga, exercise for mental well-being, also mentions in the guide lines about giving maximum attention to the project.

 Students are categorized into 3 categories based on the internet and available resources in Pragya.
 Category-1: Students who have access to internet and mobile, laptop at home are included in this category.  They are capable of online education and can also attend live classes.
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 Category-2: Students who have limited equipment and internet connection are covered in Category-2.  A weekly class model has been prepared for them and teachers have been instructed to send study material via e-mail or WhatsApp.

 Category-3: Students who have no internet and no equipment available.  Such students will be studied through radio, big screen in panchayat office, TV channels.

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