I love using Google Calendar. It’s so easy to create multiple calendars to help me keep track of work, home, and other activities. However, there comes a time when I no longer need a calendar. For example, last year I created a calendar for my lesson plans. I don’t need that calendar any longer, nor do I need the daily emails with the agenda. There are also several calendars from past Google Classrooms that I no longer need. Here’s a quick guide on deleting unwanted calendars.
Navigate to your calendars. On the left side of the page find the section marked ‘My Calendars’ (if no calendars are listed, click on the down arrow next to the section). Locate the calendar you wish to delete and hover over it with your mouse. A small down arrow appears to the right. Select that go to ‘Calendar Settings’.
This will bring you to a new page with several options listed on the left side of the page. Scroll down to Delete Calendar. Then choose the ‘Permanently Delete this Calendar’ link.
A pop out window appears confirming your request. You will need to checkmark the box and select the ‘Delete for Everyone’ button.
That’s all there is to it for deleting a calendar.
I know this is not revolutionary, but while reflecting this break, I thought I’d try out using Google Calendar as a lesson planner. There are a few reasons why I chose to do so.
- I’m terrible with lesson plans. I keep them in my head. Then when I need to share what I’m doing, I have to remember then write it all down.
- This will help me stay on task and organized.
- It’s really not that hard to set up.
- Since it’s in a calendar, I can easily see what weeks are short, which days are minimum, and so on.
- Since it’s in Google Calendar, I can easily share the calendar or event(s) with various people.
- Now the Resource (Special Ed) teacher doesn’t have to hound me about what I’m doing. Bless her for putting up with my ‘organization’.
- I can easily share, therefore making collaboration that much easier.
- My partner teacher can add details and we can have a cohesive program.
- If I’m out and forget to leave lesson plans, anyone with access can quickly see what I’m doing. Still debating if I should make it open or restrict it to people who could help in a situation like that.
So here’s what I did. First, I created a new calendar and named it ‘Lessons’. Then I created an event for each section of my day and made sure it was created in the ‘Lessons’ calendar.
Remembering to make sure each event was repeated 5 days a week until the end of the school year.
Now you can share your ‘Event’ with someone. Select ‘Save’ to save the event.
And this is what my January looks like:
To add details to a subject/day, simply click the subject on the desired day and select ‘edit event’. Then add the details. So Monday, January 11 I will do the following in Math: