Great tool for keeping teachers, students, and parents organized!
Google Calendar is a great tool for organizing and keeping track of deadlines and assignments. If students are taught how to enter information on the calendar and have frequent access to their calendar, it can be helpful. If students do not have access to the online calendar, then this would not be the best tool for you. It can also help communicate information to parents.
How I Use It
I use Google Calendars as my online lesson plan book. My teammates and I use one calendar to organize lessons, due dates, and upcoming school events. We also have our grade level blog linked to our calendar so that students and parents can view what's going on for the week. It's important to remember that it is a shared calendar, so any items that are entered can be view by anyone with access to the calendar.