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

Posted by on August 21, 2012

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

  1. Jacqui

    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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