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8 Weeks of Summer Goals

“This post is week 1 of 8 in the 8 Weeks of Summer Blog Challenge for educators.” Goal: Reflection through Connection I've spent ample time reflecting, but haven't had the courage to connect and share.  Thus, with the encouragement of Sheri Edwards , I will partake in this summer blogging challenge .  One of the topics I'm passionate about is the importance of media literacy, with a spotlight on discerning valid and reliable sources. Goal: Squashing fake news The investment and value of informational literacy, such as using and teaching about reliable sources , should be prioritized. Strive to educate our students as well as our educators about the use of "educational technologies" as literacy, rather than something optional. In a world of fake news and alternative facts, it is crucial that people learn to use the Internet and other digital media sources effectively and reliably.  -- Julie Coiro Final thoughts While discerning fak