Appointment Slots & Calendar Sharing in Google Calendar

A few weeks ago, I presented at the Illinois Computing Educators Conference on using Google Calendar. We also had a Lunch & Learn on the topic. Here is the slide presentation that I shared. If you go through it, you can learn:

    • The basic anatomy of a Google Calendar
    • How to create and invited people to events
    • Use appointment slots for students or parents to sign up to see you before/after school
    • Share a calendar with an audience
    • Create a calendar for collaboration among many people
    • Create and use Resource Rooms

Now you can differentiate assignments in Google Classroom


Frustrated that in order to assign something to one student in Google Classroom, you need to assign it to the entire class? That’s been fixed. Google Classroom just announced this new differentiation feature – read about it here, or watch the quick walk through below!


Quizziz now integrates with Classroom


A nice alternative to Kahoot! is Quizizz. They recently announced that once students download the app, they can access quizzes through Google Classroom – which seems like a nice feature. Both the teacher app and the student app are available in the Chrome Web Store. I created a sample Quizizz about our faculty that you can play by following these directions:

  • Open in your browser
  • Enter the 6-digit game code 343997 , and click “Proceed”
  • Now enter your name and click “Join Game!”
  • You will get an avatar, and then see a “Start Game” button. Click it to begin!
  • Will you win a prize? WHO KNOWS?????