Using Google Calendar as a Lesson Plan Tool and Syncing With Work

This is not meant to be a tutorial but rather a heads up to a tool I am using to assist my productivity. I usually write my lesson plans in a book each week and that becomes the basis of what I pull to teach. Sometimes I leave the book at work and can’t get to it to prepare my week. I have really found a lot of value in learning to use Google Calendar and specifically the extra calendar adding function. I even added the ical address to my work email “Outlook Web App” and I can bring up whatever I add at home there at my work computer. I can read it without ever leaving the schools native Outlook application. The Gcal lesson plan tool with the Outlook web sync at work is a really cool thing so I’m sharing. Below is a screenshot of how a given week might look on Gcal. Below that is a screenshot of the sync’d version at work. It’s automatic:
-Below is the Outlook Web App sync at work-

Author: Damien Riley

Having been a public school teacher since 1997, I've gained valuable classroom experience. Sometimes a great tool is a dynamite lesson plan. These posts are from a real teaching journey. I hope they inspire you. Thanks for reading!

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  1. Postscript: I put Remember the Milk email reminders into the mix and am feeling quite pleased with the result. This stuff is incredible but I know not everybody is into computers enough to pull it off. If you are brave and willing, give it a try.

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