You’ve been putting a lot of time and effort into your SNO site lately, and it shows. Look at those sweet featured images! Oooh, nice widget arrangement you’ve got there. How’d you come up with all that great content, genius? Pat yourself on the back, because you’re basically the Marie Curie of 21st century scholastic journalism.
It’s no surprise your site is popular. Like, super popular. Like, 60,000-comments-on-your-school-lunch-article popular. Are there even 60,000 people in your school district? And is there really just one crazy secret your car insurance company doesn’t want you to know about?
Nobody likes green eggs and spam. The good news is, your SNO site comes preloaded with Akismet, a powerful filter that can whisk spam away so you never have to see it again. To activate Akismet, simply find it in your plugins menu, activate it, and follow the instructions to sign up for an API key. Or use our step-by-step videoas a guide. Tell that spam who’s boss! We promise your popularity won’t suffer a bit.
Bill of Rights Day is December 15th! For those of us in the United States, this is a perfect opportunity to discuss and celebrate the Constitutional amendments that have defined and shaped our country. This year, the 1 for All First Amendment Challenge offers secondary school teachers the chance to win $1000 for their innovation and efforts. Check out SchoolJournalism.org and 1forAll.us for classroom activities, lesson plans, and other related resources.