Google Calendar: The New Online Agenda

By Amaya Razmi

This year, the Freshmen class has been using a new system to keep track of classes and homework: Google Calendar. This system is a way to sync all of the syllabi and schedule classes. Although, at times, it can be a bit confusing, here’s what a few freshmen have to say on the matter.

Matilda Madfis:

Q:  Do you use google calendar? If so, how often do you use it? If not, why not?

M: I only use it to confirm things I wrote down in my agenda, or I’ll use it to work ahead and to get a big overview at the beginning of the week.

Q:  What features do you like about google calendar? What features to you dislike?

M: I like that you are able to view assignments that are due later in the week, and to get a “big picture.” However, I dislike the fact that the assignments are due the next day. I also think that it can be a bit unspecific at times.

Q: Do you think Google Calendar is a more efficient way to keep up with your work? Or, would you rather use Haiku?

M: I don’t think that it is efficient because I have to switch between Haiku and Google Calendar. I would rather keep all of my assignments in one place or have the teachers just tell us what homework we have.

Sophie Sacks:

Q:  Do you use google calendar? If so, how often do you use it? If not, why not?

S: Yes. I use it to see when my tests, quizzes, or large projects are ahead of time so I can work ahead and stay on track with my work.

Q:  What features do you like about Google Calendar? What features to you dislike?

S: I like how I can see when I have larger assessments all in one place so I don’t have to switch between different syllabi. Also, I like how it reminds me what class I have next so I don’t have to check my schedule every single time. Overall, I think it is an extremely efficient way to use my syllabi.

Q:  Do you think Google Calendar is a more efficient way to keep up with your work? Or, would you rather use Haiku?

S: I think it would be easier if everything was on Haiku because then I’d have to switch between Haiku and Google Calendar to see when my assignments are.

Sukhmani Kaur

Q: Do you use Google Calendar? If so, how often do you use it? If not, why not?

S: I use Google Calendar frequently. I check it once or twice every two to three days. I use it for seeing an overview of what classwork I will have for that certain week It also helps me view the days I don’t have a class, by it saying, “DROP DAY” with the color code system for each class I use.

Q: What features do you like about Google Calendar? What features to you dislike?

S: I like the fact that I am able to find out what letter days there are in a certain week and when I drop certain classes. I dislike the fact that it does not show me what time I have the class, which defeats half of the purpose of using it when I could just open my planner and schedule and find all the information I need from there.

Q: Do you think Google Calendar is a more efficient way to keep up with your work? Or, would you rather use Haiku?

S: I believe Haiku is more efficient than Google Calendar in the sense that I am able to access many assignments easily, and I do receive emails or notifications when a teacher needs to contact me from there. Haiku contains all my classes and has a calendar feature built in it, making it dominate over Google Calendar.

In the end, there are numerous different opinions on Google Calendar. It can be seen as a useful way for students to get an overview on the week while some people seem to prefer the original syllabi on Haiku.

Source:

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