OPS: Creating a Twitter Account

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Creating a Twitter account

 

1. Go to http://twitter.com and find the sign up box, or go directly

to https://twitter.com/signup.

2. Enter the teacher's or staff member's full name, his or her OPS email address,

and a password.

3. Click Sign up for Twitter.

4. On the next page, you can select a username (usernames are unique identifiers

on Twitter) Your username should begin with OPS and then your name or the

name of your organization. You username must contain 15 characters or fewer.

 

For an example of a group or organization, the Central High Junior Varsity

Basketball team could use OPS_CentralJVBB as their username

 

For an individual employee, possible names include:

 

OPS_JerryMSmith

OPS_DrJones


5. Double-check the name, OPS email address, password, and username.


6. Click Create my account.

7. A screen will appear that will offer to help you get started with your new Twitter account. Click the Next button.

8. A screen appears offering to build your timeline by following five people to get

their Tweets. Feel free to use the social media account for your school or

department. Here are five suggested accounts as a way to quickly get past this

screen. There is currently no way to skip this step without creating account

problems:


 

Mark Evans, Superintendent                   @OmahaSupt

Justin Wayne, OPS Board President       @JustinTWayne

The Learning Community                        @LearnComm

Education Week                                       @educationweek

Getideas.org                                               @GETIdeas

 

9. Then Twitter will ask you to add five more people. Again, there is not a way to

skip this step without creating account problems. Here are five more

suggestions:


 

NElovesPS                                                           @NElovesPS Techhub                                                     @OPS_Techhub Teachers.net                                              @TeachersNet

Omaha Public Schools                            @OmahaPubSchool

OPS Library Services                              @OPS_Libraries

    


10. Then you will be asked to find people you know. Go down to the bottom and press Skip.

11. The next step will ask you to upload a picture; press Skip as this can be done later by the teacher.

12. Twitter will send a confirmation email to the address you entered on sign up.


Note: the email will not go to you, but to the teacher or staff member's email address that you entered in step 2. The teacher or staff member will need to click the link in that email to confirm their email address and Twitter account.




13. The teacher will get a message from Twitter that looks like this:


Clicking on the Confirm your account now link will take you back to Twitter showing that the account has been confirmed.

14. Important information about your email address:

    An email address can only be associated with one Twitter account at a time.

    The email address you use on your Twitter account is not publicly visible to others on Twitter.