Every so often we get a request to allow students to have a blog without an email address. If students are to have their own blog it is essential that they learn how to manage it. Lost passwords, managing comments are all part of working with web 2.0 technologies. A school email account is necessary to support this learning.
We also have some government teachers who believe that their students don’t have email accounts. All government schools have a paid and available email accounts for all students http://www.education.vic.gov.au/school/principals/health/pages/lolregulationinternet.aspx
Teachers can talk to their techie to set them up and if necessary, their techies can ask their regional support Service Delivery manager to help out.