Once they all have accounts the easiest thing to do is make an email group. Open your mail account with your browser. Click on "Mail" in the top left corner and choose "Contacts".
|Then click "New Contact, and then click on the "Group" icon.|
|Create New Group|
Then at the bottom of the pull-down list, choose "Create New".
The next step is to add your student's email addresses. You may also wish to add their parent's email addresses if you have them. This keeps everyone in the loop.
From now on, you can add homework, test dates, or other important dates for your students.
Add a date to your calendar, and choose which calendar it will be displayed in. For this picture I've chosen "Assistive Technology", but you may want to make a group just for your class. If you are a middle or high school teacher, make a calendar group for each class you teach.
Now, with the pertinent details for the date, you can add individual names, or the whole group you created out of your students. In this way, they all have the date.
Good luck and Happy Calendaring!