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Never Miss A School Event Again

After seeing a tweet from @tombarret¬†about how you can use google calendar to send reminders about events on your calendar to your phone via SMS. In his tweet he mentioned how he uses it to remind him of his yard duty or other activities. As I’m usually extremely busy (as we all are) I have been known to forget the occasional yard duty or important lunch time meeting (haven’t we all) so decided to head to www.google.com/calendar to set it up for myself.

Watch the video below to see how you go about setting up this simply brilliant tool for your own reminders. The end of the video also shows what the SMS looks like when it reaches your device. Now think of the possibilities of this with your students……

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3 Responses

  1. Thanks for putting this together, it is a great idea and I will certainly use it!

  2. Jarrod, Google calendar is certainly worthwhile. I set my class calendars up here, enrol all my students as members and they then get any reminders sent to them automatically. At the start of the unit I set reminders for submission of homework tasks and assessment. Google calendar has the added advantage that it can be imported / synced into any other calendar application. My students sync it to iPhone, Outlook, Sunbird, Lightning, iCal and many others.

    I’ve also set my department calendars here, and teaching teams get timely reminders such as units finishing and tasks to be completed. Automation, gotta love it.

  3. Yep – love google calendar and I use it to organise the majority of my work commitments. Must say that the sms birthday reminders for brothers, sisters, grandparents etc is the most valuable feature for me. Have not forgot a birthday since I started using it!!

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