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1. Introduction to Organize Your Time with a Digital Agenda

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Organization and time management are important skills for both school and life. With planning and practice, you can learn how organization and time management will help you get things done -- and enjoy your free time as well. “Organization” means: having a plan for what you need to do, being at the right place on time, and having the things you need with you.

“Time management” means: finishing tasks on time, checking your work, and making sure you follow directions -- such as giving yourself a few minutes to put your homework in the right folder or packing your supplies in your school bag so they are there when you need them.

An agenda -- or calendar -- is a list of things you need to do or remember. It is a great tool to help you with organization and time management.

Some people use a planner as their calendar. Others use their computer, tablet or phone.

In this lesson, you will create your own calendar. As you create your calendar, you will learn many new digital skills. “Digital skills” help you find information, share things with others, or create something entirely new when you are online.

The digital skills you learn in this video will help you create a calendar ...

Add school days as events ... Set reminders ...

And add tasks. This lesson uses the computer program Google Calendar, which lets you add events and reminders online. But you can use any online calendar program or your own calendar. To begin, sign in to your Google account.

Open a new tab in your browser. A “tab” is like a page ...

and a “browser” is the computer program you are using right now to watch this video.

Browsers allow you to access websites.

Next, go to Google.com. If you are not signed in, do so now. Click “sign in” ...

Type your email address, and click “next.”

Then, type your password, and click “next.”

Or, if you do not have a Google account, pause the video and make one.

Then, move on to the next video to start creating your calendar.

Now, it’s your turn: Open a new tab in your browser, Go to Google.com, Click “sign in,” Type your email address, Type your password, And move on to the next video.

Instructions

  1. Open a new tab in your browser.
  2. Go to Google.com.
  3. Click Sign in.
  4. Type your email address.
  5. Type your password.
  6. Move on to the next video.