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Google Calendar

The DAHS counseling department started the move to Google Calendars in the fall . . . looking for a better way for students to make appointments, it was a good fit. Before GoogleApps, students wrote their names in a gigantic 3-ring binder. If a counselor needed to find out when he or she last visited with the student, they had to troll through the binder.

With Google Calendar, they can all share their calendars. Students can see when they are busy, but they can’t see the specifics. Instead of the 3-ring binder, there’s a laptop, but students may make appointments from whenever & wherever they have access to their Google accounts. Here are few thoughts from the counselors:

From Judi Walsh: “One thing that we have really liked is the ability to “invite” each other to things. For example, if I’m entering a meeting that I know all of the counselors will be attending, I can add the others to the list and it will e-mail them and go to their calendar automatically.”
From Chris Micklos: “GoogleCalendar has been a excellent way for me to keep track of my schedule and allow students the autonomy to sign up to see me when they need to.”

If you’d like more information about Google Calendar, start here.


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