Passwords and E-Mail
Here's a tip or two about SmartMusic, passwords and e-mail accounts.
First an observation, kids that have no e-mail accounts are the ones that forget their passwords.
If a student does not have an e-mail account to use for contacts via SmartMusic, be certain that they use a password that is very easy to remember because there will be no password recovery options (except for sodium pentathol or very deep hypnosis. My district doesn't allow me to use truth serum!)
Actually, I have another way around this, if you don't mind some extra e-mail. I have my family e-mail accounts set-up with a junk mail box. Anything that is not addressed to me or my family gets sent to the junk drawer. Originally, I was using this for businesses that wanted to thoughtlessly add me to their e-mail lists. So, NO_SPAM@rogerwhaley.com was born. Now my students who need to fake an e-mail for SmartMusic use something like SuzyStudent@rogerwhaley.com. When we run the forgot password link, I just look in the junk mail drawer for the password.
It is either that or use that old favorite password-- "password" as your student's password.