The Calendar segment will focus on using Calendar to organize your activities such as key assignments, quizzes, tests, homework due dates, etc... We will then cover how to subscribe to other calendars, share your calendar, and collaborate on the same calendar with a colleague or even a department.  Plus a few bonus items, time permitting

The Tool

        Google Calendar

Google Calendar

Activities: together we will
  • Create a Calendar
  • Share a Calendar (with a partner)
  • Subscribe to a Calendar
  • Calendar Settings
  • Notification
  • Settings (for All Calendars)
  • Mobile Setup (Optional)
  • Tips


Sync with Other Calendars

Sync Google Calendar with Outlook
Sync Google Calendar with iCal

Activity: Collaboratively create a "master" school calendar.

Note: I recommend keeping your original calendar as a personal (or professional) individual calendar.
Each team member will create a new school-related calendar such as:
  • Staff Meetings
  • School Events
  • Athletic Fields
  • The Library
  • Computer Labs
  • ASB
  • PTA
Others in the group will subscribe to the various calendars to create their own "Master Calendar."
Experiment with different permissions on calendars... so others can create events (or not).
One person from each team will share their "Master Calendar" with the large group.

Note: After the activity, feel free to unsubscribe from the calendars created today, so that they don't clutter up your "real" calendar.

Bonus Functions

Bonus: Embed multiple calendars in one page!     
Bonus: Schedule multiple resources in one calendar (only in Apps: Education Edition).

YouTube Video

See the entire "How To Use Google Calendar" playlist on YouTube (for Google Apps users).
See also the Google Calendar videos in this Google Tutorials playlist.