Ok, so now you have your Google account. One of the applications available to you in your new Google bundle of joy is the Google calendar. I have various calendars, and one of them is my pacing calendar (titled ¨pacing guide¨ on my calendar). What I have done is map out the various concepts and skills throughout the year and plan it on the actual calendar. Like with any pacing calendar, this took some time. I did this over several weeks. So, while somewhat time consuming, it can now be shared with my entire grade-level team. As you can see, the date appears at the top. Since I plan by week, I decided to count the weeks (week 1, week 2, etc.) on each Sunday for easy viewing. Now, one thing that made this time-consuming was that for each subject I created a new entry (language arts, writing, math, etc.). I could have lumped them all together, but it was difficult for me to focus on what was actually on my pacing calendar that way. So, I did each as its own entry. You will want to decide which way looks the most appealing and works best for you. A great feature of the Google calendar is you can assign a beginning and end date. So, if I have a unit for 6 weeks all I have to do is assign the beginning and end dates and it will show up over that six-week period.
That´s pretty much it. It´s not complicated at all. I hope you find this helpful. I would love to hear from you if you plan on using Google Calendar or already use it.