This week, I am sharing a super quick tip from about a year ago...
Today's tip is going to be super quick, because we started school yesterday, and I am one busy lady!
Have you ever found a really cool website you wanted to use with your class, but it required individual student email addresses? I found the answer last night.Step 1: Go to Gmail.com and create a Gmail account for your class. (I used firstname.lastname@example.org)Step 2: When signing up your students for whatever website you are using, enter this email address followed by + and a number. (For example, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, etc.)Gmail ignores anything after a + in an email address, and sends all correspondence to the original email address.Easy as pie!
UPDATE: My school now uses Google apps, so I am able to use the student email addresses associated with that, but all last year, this was a great trick! I actually used the numbers assigned to students based on their place in alphabetical order, so if their student number was 12, their email was email@example.com. It worked out really well, and helped them remember the email address!