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How To Use The Calendar Application For Android™

How To Use The Calendar Application For Android™

Author: Hasan Siddiqui

In this packet, we will go over some of the many uses of the stock calendar application for the Android™ OS. We will go over how to add new events and add relevant calendars.

Sometimes it seems like there are so many things to do in a day it is hard to make plans.

A good calendar can make a busy schedule much easier to handle. Many people turn to Google's Calendar service which integrates with many other Google services to offer a unified place to view your schedule. While this is useful enough with a desktop website available, a great addition to this is the Calendar application on Google Android phones. This allows you to view your schedule on the go, as well as make changes to it. It also offers the ability to add calendars from external sources. This can be things like your favorite sports team's schedule, your university's events, national holidays, religious holidays, etc. You can even add calendars from your friends, family, or collegues to stay organized and collaborate.

An educator can share a calendar with students to keep them updated on dates of assignments, exams, and other pertinentinformation. They can also subscribe to other calendars as well. For example, they can subscribe to their institution's calendar; that would allow them to see important dates so that they can plan around them.

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How to Add events For The Calendar Application (Android™)

A brief tutorial on how to add new events to the mobile calender application. This also contains a small overview of some of the features and possible uses that this entails.


A really great thing about Google services is that they integrate with each other very well. Which means that you can quickly add a event to your calendar from your Gmail, Google Docs, and many other services. And all of these desktop browser services (including Google Calendar) can sync with your mobile applications on your phone.

Keeping that in mind, one of the easiest ways to take advantage of the features the mobile calendar application offers is to use the desktop browser. Below is a series of videos that do a good job of showing how to use Google Calendar for a classroom.

Creating a Class Calendar using Google Calendar (Part 1)

This is part 1 of an excellent 3 part series of videos that show you how to create a Calendar that you may share with the classroom.

Part 1 describes how to create an account and use the Google Calendar application.

Creating a Class Calendar using Google Calendar (Part 2)

Part 2 describes how to embed or link your calendar to your website.

Creating a Class Calendar using Google Calendar (Part 3)

Part 3 describes how to add events to your calendar.