This week millions of students went back to school with Chromebooks. As teachers and students are embracing these new digital tools the way we’ve always done things is changing.
Out goes the student paper planner, Meet Google Tasks and Google Calendar!
Now that students are 1:1, they should start keeping their to do’s, schedules, and reminders all in the cloud. Google Calendar and Tasks are the perfect solution!
Google Calendar and Tasks as an Online Planner
Here are a few tips on transitioning into Google Tasks and Calendar.
Keep all your test dates, due dates and sports/hobbies in Google Calendar. Google Calendar gives you a variety of views to see your events at a glance.
Keep all your nightly homework to-do’s in Google Tasks. These are things that you can check off.
THINK – do you want to set your Google Task on the date that you are going to do the homework or on the date that the homework is due. Tasks will show in your Google Calendar – on the Due Date you set in the advanced settings. Make sure to be consistent with how you add your homework so you know when to complete it.
Set your new tab page to your task list by using the Chrome extension New Tab to Tasks. This way you are always just a control + T away from writing down your to-do’s or crossing off homework!
It’s time to bring your homework and to-do’s into the digital age!
Now get back to crossing off those tasks!
Published by Molly Schroeder – EdTechTeam Director of Summits
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This app keeps me organized and I love it. I particularly like how it gives me reminders and how it integrates with my schedule.AndreaWindows Phone
Really functional app, great layout and covers the essentials in planning for academic success. Glad I found this, it's really convenient!BigDog1248iOS App Store
This app has lots of useful features that normal calendars don't. This helps me organizing tasks and I feel I get much more things done with this app.高橋渉Google Play
So helpful you'd think you paid for it!Loren ThomasGoogle Play
I cannot express how fulfilling it is to see a capable app in the Store to do everything this app does. You can program in a schedule and the devs actually KNOW how schools work, not just guess.AnonymousWindows 8
University Life Saver. Helps you not to forget when your next class, assignment or exam is. Once you've mastered how to set your timetable it's amazing to keep you on track.marcF6iOS App Store
A very good app, with all of the features needed for a good planner! Recommended for anyone at secondary and above! You can enter tests, assignments and homework. Very well made!AnonymousWindows 8
I used to be very disorganized. Always missing assignments, forgetting about tests, and almost always forgetting where my classes are. This app has helped me stay on track with exams and assignments.Jayce ComlyGoogle Play
Seriously awesome. From the concept, to the implementation- every details has been well thought of. A solid app that actually delivers.AnonymousWindows 8
The app is easy to use and its made my life a lot more organised. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who struggles to keep up with deadlines.AnonymousWindows 8
Great app, actually keeps me organised! Ability to use alternating weeks and simple interface really helpsOwenWindows Phone
You need to invest a little time to set it up but it is worth it. So far this has been an extremely handy way of keeping track of everything university related. The offline mode is invaluable.SofianeWindows Phone
This may sound corny, but this app has changed my school life and I've never been so organized!Nicholas GerstungGoogle Play
You can really depend on this app, store your college to do, time tables and other information. It manages it well and reminds you of tasks due. Great stuff.Jakub NiemiecGoogle Play
Love it! This app helps me keep my schedule organized and helps not to forget important dates in my chaotic life! Couldn't live without it!Stephanie HaynesGoogle Play
Not only is this app amazing at organizing all my class's and exams and assignments, but it's also free. And there is nothing to buy where you get it. It is by far the best study calendar I have ever had. I strongly recommend this.Alexis WilsoniOS App Store
If you hate flipping through all your syllabuses to look when assignments or exams are then this is your app.AnonymousWindows 8
A long time coming... But well worth the wait. Love this app and can't wait for school to start so I can start using it!Yonatan WeissiOS App Store
Very good app to organize my work with a clean UI. Plus the cloud sync across devices is top. The best of its category, it gets the job done.JeremieWindows Phone
Brilliant 2nd year of uni and wondering how I ever planned anything before this app... It may have just saved my life :DAnonymousWindows Phone
Love the ui, and the features. The fact that it's free and is not overflowing with adds is awesome.Ammar MuhammadGoogle Play
Really good, I've tried a few similar study organiser apps and this was by far my favourite :)AnonymousChrome Web Store
This app has been a life saver, no longer do I need to carry a cumbersome planner or have to switch through multiple apps to put in dates and a to-do list.NekoChan713iOS App Store
Easy to use. HUGE potential. I highly recommend this for any student who finds it difficult organising assignments and find time keeping a problem.Totally TheatreGoogle Play
Great! I love My Study Life!! It is the most helpful app for students!!Hannah KingGoogle Play
Ever since I began using this app, I've become much more organized and on schedule with everything that I need to do. I would highly recommend this app to any student and especially college students.AnonymousWindows 8