In order to use a number of the activities on my Examples of Student Work page, students need to show that they have email addresses. Often times they can just use mine, but quite a few of the Web 2.0 activities require registration of a unique address. Usually a link will be sent to that address that you then have to click on in order to open a free account.
However, many of my students don’t have their own email addresses and, even if they do, may not want to give it out to these websites. What can they do?
Near the top of the Examples of Student Work page, I have two links where students can register for email addresses that exist for ten or fifteen minutes. Students can receive and send email from that address during that period of time.
These two links are 10 Minute Mail and Guerrilla Mail.
I didn’t even know these temp emails existed and I followed you here from another thread. I appreciate the sharing of resources, since I, too, have run into walls with Google Docs — in particular — and setting up emails (thus, we didn’t use Google Docs for any collaborative writing)
I’ll check out these links.
Even with the 10 minute/Temporary Mail, do you also obtain parental permission for the use of them? I like the concept, nothing like a throw-away email address to use to register for places. I can see myself using it for these purposes as well.
I use http://www.mintemail.com. The site is very easy to use and a temporary email address is automatically copied to your clipboard.
Great addition to the list. Thanks!