Inviting people to events is a great way to do a few things: invite people, get an RSVP, and put the event on their calendar for them.
Funny thing is that I actually started using this feature more through my husband. He would have a work function and send me a Google invite, I would accept, and then find it on my calendar. That took the work out of it for me because it was already added.
As a teacher, I like to do it for those meetings I need someone to attend or when I am going to meet with a teacher over learning something new.
When you go to Create an event, on the right side you will see the option to "Add guests". Put their email in there and then make your checked selections below. Yes, you can invite more than one person.
By doing this, once you save the event, it will trigger the calendar to send an email to the invited parties. They can then Yes, No, Maybe the event. Pretty awesome!
*Side note, did you know you can add attachments to the event, too? This is pretty neat for attaching agendas or images to the event.
A few of my teachers have been curious about how to control all the calendars that appear under their calendar list.
If you are anything like me, you have access to a bunch of calendars, but only need to work with one or two. This is a super easy fix, and you will appreciate how easy it is!
This is what my calendar looks like with ALL my calendars selected. No good.
This is what it looks like when I select the 2 I use. Much better! Now I only see those appointments I made instead of the +14 options on the calendar above.
How do you do this, you may wonder? Next to the calendars there are boxes filled with color. If they are filled with color, they are not muted and you will see them on your calendar view, usually in that color unless you assigned it a different color when creating the event.
When you click on the box filled with color, it goes blank and the events from that calendar vanish. You didn't delete that calendar or events, you only muted them. You can click it again to make the events show back up.
Hope this helps to make your calendar life a little less busy!
Would you like to have a classroom calendar you can display on your webpage? It has never been easier than with Google Calendars! This is a step-by-step on how to get the calendar created and the code to put in the website. I can tell you how to put it into Weebly, but if you need to know how to do it on another platform, let me know and I will look into it for you!
Go to Google Calendar on your App waffle (you need to be logged in). Click on each photo to learn more. They go in order of the process.
From there, if you are on Weebly, go to the page you would like to insert the calendar onto. On the left side you will see a button that has this icon, </> Embed Code. Click it and drag it where you want it on the page, paste the code you copied, into the box. It should now be on your page. You may have to publish and view the website to see it fully!
Fifth grade teacher in a 1:1 iPad classroom, sharing my journey with technology in the classroom