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Time-Saving Tech Tips: Google Calendar

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In this issue's Time Saving Tech Tips, we delve into the world of Google Calendar, an indispensable tool for educators seeking efficiency and organisation in their busy schedules. 

Renowned for its simplicity and adaptability, Google Calendar is more than just a scheduling assistant; it's a dynamic platform that integrates seamlessly into a teacher's daily routine. Whether it's setting reminders for crucial meetings, tracking deadlines, or planning lessons, Google Calendar stands out with its ease of use and universal accessibility. You can access your schedule, important dates, and tasks anytime, anywhere.

Examples of how Google Calendar can be used as a time-saving tool for teachers

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Use Recurring Events

If you have events that happen regularly, such as weekly meetings or daily duties, set them up as recurring events. This saves you time by eliminating the need to create them each time.

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Use the Search Bar

The search bar is a powerful tool for finding specific events or information in your calendar. You can search by event name, location, date, or even keywords from the event description.

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Use Google Tasks

Google Tasks is a built-in task management tool that can be integrated with your Google Calendar. This allows you to keep track of your to-do list alongside your events.

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Share Your Calendar

Sharing your Calendar with others can help you avoid scheduling conflicts and stay up-to-date on each other's schedules. You can share your calendar with specific individuals or groups of people.

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Use Keyboard Shortcuts

Google Calendar has several keyboard shortcuts that can save you time. For example, you can use the 'C' key to quickly pop up the Quick Add window, the 'G' key to go to a specific date, and the 'T' key to return to today.

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