Google Calendar

Google Calendar



Google Calendar is a time-management and scheduling calendar service developed by Google. Google Calendar allows users to create and edit events. Users can enable or disable the visibility of special calendars, including Birthdays, where the app retrieves dates of births from Google contacts and displays birthday cards on a yearly basis, and Holidays, a country-specific calendar that displays dates of special occasions. Over time, Google has added functionality that makes use of machine learning, including “Events from Gmail”, where event information from a user’s Gmail messages are automatically added to Google Calendar; “Reminders”, where users add to-do activities that can be automatically updated with new information; “Smart Suggestions”, where the app recommends titles, contacts, and locations when creating events; and “Goals”, where users enter information on a specified personal goal, and the app automatically schedules the activity at optimal times

Types of use

·   Collaboration

·   Planning

·   Content Development

Indicative use in the classroom

Teachers can use Google Calendar to organize the student assignments, the homework deadlines, etc. They can also use Google Calendar to organize physical/online meetings with students or parents. Students can use Google Calendar to plan for team meetings with their peers to work together on projects.

Open access

·   Free access: most features are available for free

·   Paid plans: paid plan for Google Calendar as part of a suite offering fewer limitations to storage limits and number of participants in online meetings among others

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