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Google Slide Calendars: 2020/2021 Version

A few years, I shared a set of calendars that I created for my school site to help students say organized. Well, back by popular demand…Here are the 2020/2021 calendars!

As many schools will be in distance learning this school year, I hope that these calendars can provide some structure for both students and teachers. Below you will find a description of the calendars, preview and a link to make your own copy. Feel free to steal and use during the upcoming school year! Enjoy! 🙂


Academic Calendars for Students

At one of my previous school sites, our students were given a year-long, physical agenda to track their daily assignments.  As a school policy, our students were required to fill this out and teachers would sign/stamp that students had filled out the daily agenda at the beginning of class.  It was a great system for students and taught them how to be organized.  As our district went 1-1, our site did not purchase these agendas since there was technology that could replace them at no cost.  Unfortunately, I have noticed that using Google Calendar is not exactly what the teachers are looking to use in their classrooms and/or they are not comfortable using it themselves.  Although I am a big Google Calendar user and have had success with my students, I can see their concern.  The calendar isn’t broken up by subject type and all of the information a student writes does not show up on the calendar view.  For my students, they were used to navigating Google Calendar but I decided to create something that more teachers would want to use with their students.

2019/2020 Weekly Academic Calendar (Link)

  • Students can use this Slide Deck to track assignments, plan for projects, and more!
  • Students can quickly navigate by clicking on the months at the beginning of the Slide Deck or in the “Timeline” at the bottom of each slide.
  • Students/Teachers can delete any unused months from the template.

Click HERE to make your own copy.

2019/2020 Monthly Academic Calendar (Link)

  • Students can use this Slide Deck to track assignments, plan for projects, and more!
  • Students can quickly navigate by clicking on the months at the beginning of the Slide Deck or in the “Timeline” at the bottom of each slide.
  • Students/Teachers can delete any unused months from the template.

Click HERE to make your own copy.


When I was in the classroom, I loved creating my lesson plans in Google Docs. It was a great living document that I could easily manipulate and add comments for future years. It’s also a great way to create plans across a department, collaborate and assign tasks!

Lesson Plan Calendar (Link)

  • Teachers can use this Slide Deck to create lesson plans for their classes.
  • Teachers can add comments as reminders for future planning.
  • Teachers can share with other teachers, collaborate and assign tasks to others.

Click HERE to make a copy.


Student Project Planning Goals & Objectives

The calendars above were primarily created to help students track assignments.  Once I started building those calendars, I started thinking about how I could create something for the 20Time Projects that my students would be doing in my AVID and Tech classes next year.  Immediately, I realized I had already created something useful while working on my Google Innovator Project.  For my project, I created a monthly planning process with new goals, ongoing goals, questions/comments/ideas, and status check.

Below are some “project planning” Slide Decks:

Weekly Project Planning Goals (Link)

  • Students can use this Slide Deck when planning weekly goals for 20 Time Projects, Genius Hour, and PBL.
  • Students can duplicate the following slide for the number of weeks of the project.
  • When students complete tasks on the “New” and “Ongoing Goals”, students can right click and change to check marks.

Click HERE to make your own copy.

Monthly Project Planning Goals (Link)

  • Students can use this Slide Deck when planning weekly goals for 20 Time Projects, Genius Hour, and PBL.
  • Students can duplicate the following slide for the number of weeks of the project.
  • When students complete tasks on the “New” and “Ongoing Goals”, students can right click and change to check marks.

Click HERE to make your own copy.


Finally, below you will find a mindfulness calendar which would be a great support for SEL during distance learning or even the regular school year.

Mindfulness Calendar (Link)

    • Students can use this Slide Deck when planning weekly goals for 20 Time Projects, Genius Hour, and PBL.
    • Students can duplicate the following slide for the number of weeks of the project.
    • When students complete tasks on the “New” and “Ongoing Goals”, students can right click and change to check marks.

Click HERE for your own copy.


Feel free to use these with your class.  If you do, I would love your feedback and any ideas that you have to improve these resources!

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