Onto day 3!
One option that many of us loved about Microsoft Outlook or Groupwise was the desktop notifications. These were a little box that would pop up on your computer letting you know you had a new message. Well, Google Mail also has desktop notifications.
To activate this simply go to the “gear” and click on settings. Scroll down to desktop notifications and select new mail notification on.
One cautionary word – if you have a projector or SMARTBoard in your room you may want to have this option off so your students do not see your emails popping up during class. 🙂