Web Email Accounts

 

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Outline of Activity    Objectives   Resources   Prerequisites    Duration

 

Outline of Activity: 

Students learn how to establish an e-mail account and create and send e-mail. Extension is available to create folders and send attachments and to discuss social ethical and legal issues. A range of other extensions are possible, including a focus on legal and ethical issues, or focusing the activity on forms of electronic communication that e-mail makes possible, for example, discussion forums. To link to suggestions on extensions click here

Objectives of Activity:

The objectives of this activity are the establishment and operation of an e-mail facility. For greater detail on this click here 

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Resources:

This activity requires that a school have the facility for Internet access and are willing to establish and maintain e-mail accounts for their students. Yahoo has been chosen for this exercise, but any number of free Internet e-mail accounts could be selected, all of which operate on a similar basis and allow the same principles to be explored. To link to free e-mail accounts click here

You can also link to a questionnaire, designed to test students understanding of these issues. It comprises of two pages of multiple choice questions, all suitable for junior High School years.
 

A Lesson Plan is available. To link to this lesson plan, click here twocomputersemail.gif (15369 bytes)

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Duration:

The activity takes the form of either a single lesson where schools run 75 minute lessons or two lessons where school operate on a 40 minute lesson. In the case of the latter, attention should be given to the legal obligations and social contracts that form an ethical approach to use of e-mail as a first priority.
 
Pre-Requisite Skills: 

Students need to be able to use a word processor to complete the attachments component of this exercise.

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Some links to free Internet e-mail are listed below:

Hotmail

EduMail

YahooMail

Email Addresses Directory

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