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Tech Tip #103: Need Email Accounts for Registration? Here’s a Fix

As a working technology teacher, I get hundreds of questions from parents about their home computers, how to do stuff, how to solve problems. Each Tuesday, I’ll share one of those with you. They’re always brief and always focused. Enjoy!

Q: A lot of web-based tools require email verification. My students don’t have these at school or home yet. What do I do?

A: I was so excited to find a solution to this problem. Here’s how TILT solves it:

There are many excellent web 2.0 tools that can enhance learning and allow students to communicate what they know, such as Animoto.com/education, Prezi.com, and GoAnimate.com. One of the issues for teachers, however, is that some of these tools require unique email addresses for each user. In this episode, you’ll learn how to create numerous unique email addresses for web 2.0 account registrations instantly using a single Gmail account.

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Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years. She is the editor of a K-8 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum, and creator of technology training books for how to integrate technology in education. She is webmaster for six blogs, CSG Master Teacher, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, Cisco guest blogger, a columnist for Examiner.com, IMS tech expert, and a weekly contributor to TeachHUB. Currently, she’s editing a techno-thriller that should be out to publishers next summer.

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10 thoughts on “Tech Tip #103: Need Email Accounts for Registration? Here’s a Fix

  1. Here’s a suggestion I got from a reader:

    I tend to sign up for these sights, using my school email address and a generic password I share with students (no, I don’t use the same password on my bank accounts🙂.

    This is good–though some sites don’t allow multiple users access from one account.

  2. Here’s another question from a reader:

    I have just viewed “Tech Tip #103: Need Email Accounts for Registration? Here’s a Fix” with great interest.

    I created a second gmail account to use exclusively at school, so that email from my students won’t flood an already loaded inbox (yes, I know I can filter it).

    I had to log out of that account to set up a new account for a fictitious student. Since I plan to do this with all my students in grades 4 and 5, I figure it would take a while. Do I have to go through the entire procedure, from child’s name, password (myschool), birthday (I’ll make them all January 1, 2000 for simplicity), and captcha for each of the 100+ students I have in those two grades? Whew!

    I hope I might be missing a shortcut.

    Thank you for whatever clarification you can provide,

    I haven’t yet tried this tip. Anyone have experience with it?

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  6. How sad–this video has been pulled down. Sigh.

    I have a work-around and this one might even be easier. This is from LifeHacker–http://lifehacker.com/144397/instant-disposable-gmail-addresses. In a nutshell, Gmail ignores ‘dots’ in a username. Jacqui.murray is the same as jacquimurray. Use that to your advantage with students.

    I love problem solving–don’t you!

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