Google calendars is a powerful tool to use for communication with an entire school community. Individual classroom teachers can also benefit from using a public Google calendar to communicate important dates and events with students and parents. If you use WordPress as your blogging platform and wish to embed your Google Calendar into your site, follow the simple steps listed below.
1. Be sure your calendar is set to public. To do this, click on the gear icon in the upper right of your calendar and select settings.
2. Once you are in calendar settings, select “calendars.” A list of all your Google calendars will appear. Under the sharing column, click “Share this Calendar.” Next check the “Share this calendar with others box.” You will then select either “Make this calendar public” or “Share this calendar with everyone in the organization Burlington Public Schools.” You can also select if people can “see all event details” or “see only free/busy” which would hide the event details. If you are using the calendar with students and parents, it is recommended you enable viewers to see all event details. Remember this is a completely public calendar, therefore you don’t want to include any type of confidential or sensitive information.
3. To embed your calendar into your WordPress blog, click on “Calendar details.” Scroll to the section that says “embed this calendar.” Copy and paste the embed code that is provided into your WordPress site.
The quick video tutorial below walks you through the steps listed above.