We have used Excel workbooks for several years, but I hope to shift to
Google Docs in January when I have some staff training time. The issue has
been restricting editing to staff only, which has only been viable (I think)
since the addition of Groups to GAE a week or two ago.

We only allow people to schedule six weeks in advance, and each piece of
equipment has it's own sheet. We archive the old sheets for analysis, which
will take a bit longer in Google. I explored other types of scheduling
systems, but with our current system teachers have the benefit of seeing an
entire week at a time and who/where else the equipment is being used. This
is particularly important when scheduling portable labs, where "back to
back" scheduling doesn't work.


on 12/17/09 10:28 AM, Hector Tamayo wrote:

> Hi Amy: At our middle school (ADL) we have been using Google Calendar for two
> years with good success.  We used one of the in-service days at the beginning
> of the year to walk teachers through the process. I would say that at this
> point we have about 90% using it on their own with the rest still needing
> assistance.
> Hector
> Technology Integration
> Hiawatha Elementary
> Albert D. Lawton
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