1. Go to http://twitter.com
and find the sign up box, or go directly
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.
On the next page, you can select a username (usernames are unique
Your username should begin with OPS and then your name or the
of your organization. You username must contain 15 characters or fewer.
an example of a group or organization, the Central High Junior Varsity
Basketball team could
use OPS_CentralJVBB as their username
an individual employee, possible names include:
the name, OPS email address, password, and username.
Click Create my account.
screen will appear that will offer to help you get started with your new
Twitter account. Click the Next button.
A screen appears offering to build your timeline by following five people to
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
There is currently no way to skip this step without creating
Evans, Superintendent @OmahaSupt
Justin Wayne, OPS Board
Learning Community @LearnComm
Education Week @educationweek
Then Twitter will ask you to add five more people. Again, there is not a
this step without creating account problems. Here are
Omaha Public Schools @OmahaPubSchool
OPS Library Services @OPS_Libraries
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.
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.
teacher will get a message from Twitter that looks like this:
on the Confirm your account now link will take you back to Twitter showing
that the account has been confirmed.
information about your email address:
• An email address can
only be associated with one Twitter account at a time.
email address you use on your Twitter account is not publicly visible to others on Twitter.