I’m glad I’m not the only paper-online calendar person. Kim, Mary Ellen, and Caroline from Smarty Pants Mama are also hybrid users. There are also others like De in D.C., Karen W, minnemom, and A.J. who are fanatic about their electronic calendars. And then there are also the die-hard paper calendar users. Yes, I’m talking about you Stimey. (Not that there’s anything wrong with that!)
After poking around the Jooners site, I do think that they have some really useful planners in their Popular Planners section that would be helpful, such as the School Auction Master To-Do List. Last year I (foolishly) stepped up to the plate to coordinate the school’s silent auction. This meant that I had to make sure that there were volunteers for each of the duties and that everyone completed their jobs on time. Yes, I was the taskmaster. If I choose to reprise my role this year, the Jooners School Auction Master To-Do List takes my task-mastering to the next level because once parents sign up to help, I enter their name as being the “responsible party”, attach a due date, and e-mail it. (Cue evil laughter)
It sounds great but I know there are still some people who look for the paper sign up sheet in the school lobby. So will I be a convert? It’s still too early to say. Our preschool silent auction isn’t until the spring so that means we won’t start planning for a few more months. In the meantime, I’ll keep my own paper calendar tucked into my bag for our first PTA meeting and continue using Outlook at work.
For my fellow paper calendar users, leave a comment and enter to win the orange floral 2009 BusyBody Book pictured above.
I know it isn’t tech savvy but the BusyBody Book is the kind of organizer that I like to carry around because of the nifty weekly grid system that allows me to keep track of my whole family’s activities at a glance. There’s a spot for me, Little Miss Techie, Captain Computer, and yes, even my husband so I can keep track of his travels for work. The plastic cover is durable enough to withstand a year of abuse and I like to tuck a pen in the spiral binding. It is a must-have for paper calendar users. Enter to win and get started on scheduling your 2009!
Now if someone invents a online teacher calendar that can be easily used to fill in lesson plans and couples it with an affordable device that school systems will buy for all its teachers to keep and use at their desks, then you’ll have my interest! Sign my school up to pilot, please!
Fine print: To be eligible, leave a comment and a valid e-mail address where you can be contacted when you win. Comments must be received by Saturday, September 13, 2008 at Midnight. Winner will be chosen at random by random.org and will need to reply with 48 hours to claim their prize. Prizes will be shipped within the United States.
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