Students can use Web sites and software programs to make their own personalized calendars for the new year to help themselves keep track of important dates and deadlines.
Kristi Reyes, MiraCosta College Community Learning Center
Online tools for making personalized calendars
time and date.com Users select a year and can choose a country. Holidays and observances can be customized. Choose Advanced Customization to change the calendar’s appearance (number of months, columns, font size, languages). Print out.
Incompetech Free Online Calendar PDF Make a month per page PDF calendar with options for sizes and layout (landscape or portrait orientation). Print out.
Other calendar sites allow users to insert images, such as My Calendar Maker. Users need to register to create an account (free). Only .jpg images (maximum 6.0 MB) can be uploaded from a computer with optional captions. Calendars are saved online and can be edited. Users can type in other holidays and important dates. Print out.
Students can customize their personalized calendars with pictures organized around a theme, and themes for calendars are endless. The following list will give students ideas.
- Favorite travel, vacation spots
- Places you have lived or would like to visit
- Nature scenes of a state, country
- Favorites (places, food, celebrity, animal, artists, etc.)
- Fashion, music, technology, etc., over the years (1900s, 1910s, 1920s, etc.)
- Holidays associated with each month
- Best or worst jobs
- Admirable people, heroes
- Famous quotes or proverbs illustrated with an appropriate image
- Important architecture, historical events, architecture, or inventions
- World records
- Funny, strange happenings
- Natural phenomena
- Wonders of the world
- World currency, flags, or ancient sites
2009 Holidays and Dates
Students can find out about the United States and world holidays and their dates for 2009 with the following Web sites:
Earth Calendar Search holidays by date, country, religion, lunar phases, and more.
Holidays around the World Extensive list of links to several holiday sites. Visitors can also listen to holiday songs.
Holidays on the Net Days and dates, fun and wacky holidays, and daily holidays.
Discovery Education Holiday Information Guide for educators with links to numerous holiday sites.
Microsoft Office Suite Products
Word, Publisher, and PowerPoint can also be used to make personalized calendars. The instructions here are for the 2007 versions of the products.
Make a calendar with Word Sample:
Make a calendar with Publisher Sample:
Make a calendar with PowerPoint Sample: