Creating student accounts using one email account: gmail+
The Gmail+ method that every educator should be aware of! Educators often don’t want their students to use their own email address for creating online accounts. Unfortunately most websites require users use unique email addresses. The gmail+ method provides the solution!
How it works is you create one gmail account for your class. For example, firstname.lastname@example.org. Then you use your one class gmail account with the gmail+ method to create each student account.
Gmail ignores any letters and numbers you add after a + sign and sends all emails to the one account while the web site where you are setting up the account thinks each is a unique email.
So for example, you might use email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org and so on for creating their usernames and gmail will send all emails to the class gmail email@example.com (from http://www.theedublogger.com/2010/09/19/a-googleaholics-guide-to-all-things-gmail/)
Friday Fun Resources
The following is a posting of great resources for your classroom