I love using google calendar to keep my life organized! Previously, I always sent a hard copy of a class calendar home each month. But then I always found I had to add events or things changed which meant more communication and quite honestly, a big hassle! I have since graduated to an online calendar which is located on my blog.
I love this because it is quick, I can add an event from any of my devices to the class calendar and most importantly, parents continue to be connected to my classroom blog! As a busy parent myself, I was thinking how great it would be if parents could link up my class calendar to their own devices instead of having to add things in manually to their own calendars….I then remembered that a couple years ago I had a tech savvy parent who added my class calendar to his device so I sent a quick email and voila! the step by step instructions for creating and sharing Google calendars! I’ve attached the link below in case anyone is interested.
In my introduction letter to my parents (I am just coming back from maternity leave), I also share instructions for adding the calendar from devices other than Apple.