Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Help! My Students Can't Verify an Account!

Don’t you just cringe when you find a great site to use with your students and it requires them to verify their account with an email? Many great sites go unused, especially at elementary, because some students don’t have email accounts, or student email through the school is blocked from outside domains! With a Gmail account you can give all of your students an email that can be verified by you! This is how it works -

Original email account is:
Morelandclassroom@gmail.com (or whatever it happens to be)

For each student you add (+number or +name) to your email extension:

The email comes to your account and you can verify it.
Another suggested use would be for a parent who is interested in getting their child started in email, such as with a grandparent or relative. This could be used by the parent in the same manner!