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Google Calendar for my Classes

March 27, 2008

For a couple of years I’ve tried to make some kind of online calendar for my classes. At first I was trying to update a list of assignments just using HTML.  To do that I had to open the file, update it, then load it up to the server. It took too long and I couldn’t keep up with it.

Now I use Google Calendar. In Google Calendar I’ve created a separate calendar for each class. Everyday I go into the calendar and update what we did for that day. I can also put upcoming assignments and events.

Here is the magical part: I have embedded the calendars into my website. Now when a student goes to the Algebra part of my website they are looking at the algebra calendar. The geometry students go to their website and look at their calendar.

To do this in Google Calendar:

1. Click on the arrow next to the name of the calendar you want to embed and select calendar setting.

calendar1.jpg

2. Customize the settings as needed and grab the HTML code they give you.  Put that HTML code where ever you want your calendar to show up on your website.

calendar2.jpg

Now I just update the Google Calendar and my website is always up to date.

As I get caught up with everything I plan to have a link to all the worksheet and notes we go over in class. So any student can go to the website, look at what we did that day, download the notes, download the worksheet, and be totally caught up with class.  I’m living the dream!