If there is anything innovative educators need more of, it’s time. By being as complete and accurate as possible when creating a calendar invite, no one wastes time searching for location or materials.
Creating calendar invites is an activity that today's modern learners should be engaging in daily. Doing this correctly is a skill that saves everyone time and should replace outdated practices like moving staff and students by bells and paper planners.
Four elements of a killer calendar invite
Ensure guests know the real name and cross streets of the location. Using vanity addresses only (i.e. 1 Rockefeller Center, 2 Times Square) is particularly unhelpful.
Entrance or Floor
If the building entrance or room is tricky to find, remember to include helpful information for finding the meeting location in the calendar invite as well.
What do you think? Would killer calendar invites help you save time? Do you include these elements in the calendar invites you create? Have you taught your students this important skill? Any other useful tips?
Lisa Nielsen writes for and speaks to audiences across the globe about learning innovatively and is frequently covered by local and national media for her views on “Passion (not data) Driven Learning,” "Thinking Outside the Ban" to harness the power of technology for learning, and using the power of social media to provide a voice to educators and students. Ms. Nielsen has worked for more than a decade in various capacities to support learning in real and innovative ways that will prepare students for success. In addition to her award-winning blog, The Innovative Educator, Ms. Nielsen’s writing is featured in places such as Huffington Post, Tech & Learning, ISTE Connects, ASCD Wholechild, MindShift, Leading & Learning, The Unplugged Mom, and is the author the book Teaching Generation Text.