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Google Calendar for Schedules

Using Google Calendar to manage students’ schedules


Roots employed Google Calendar to meet calendaring needs. Much like adults use a calendar to organize and share their appointments, students’ calendars told them where they need to be and when. Roots developed several custom apps that allowed teachers to more easily schedule student groups, as well as for young students to view a simplified calendar view.

Student Does

  • Looks at their iPad during an instructional transition and determines where they need to go next.

Teacher Does

  • Schedules different instructional methods on students calendars when they have free time (based on need).
  • Checks multiple students’ calendars at once to schedule small group instruction.

Technology Does

  • Google Calendar provides a productive scheduling interface.
  • The What’s Next App, created by Roots, provides scholars with a view of their calendar that can be easily used by a five-year-old.

Strategy Resources

Roots Executive Director Explains Calendar Use

Roots ED and Founder, Jonathan Hanover, shares more on how Google Calendar is used to... Learn More

Teacher Explains Calendar Use at Roots

Roots teacher, Samantha Gambino, how she uses Google Calendar to support daily instruction and student... Learn More

Roots 2015-2016 Master Schedule

Roots master schedule illustrates how much they allow for flexible movement and personalization within their... Learn More

Roots Calendar Example (Teacher View)

Roots has each student follow an individual Google calendar for that day's tasks at hand... Learn More

Roots Student Schedule

This picture shows two students Monday and Tuesday schedules at Roots so that you can... Learn More

Roots Varied Student Schedule

This screenshot shows one student's schedule over the course of a week. It illustrates how... Learn More