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ELED 3111: Instructional Design/Using Technology with Elementary School Learners

Resources to support using technology in the elementary school classroom.

Evaluation Tools

Use C A R R D S S to Evaluate Your Source


Who is the author? What are his or her credentials?

ACCURACY: Can facts, statistics, or other information be verified through other sources? Based on your knowledge, does the information seen accurate?

Does the source present a particular view of bias?


Does this information directly support your hypothesis/thesis or help to answer your question? 

DATE: When was this information created? When was it revised? Are these dates meaningful in terms of the subject matter?

Did the author use reliable, credible sources?

SCOPE: Does this source address my hypothesis/thesis/question in a comprehensive or peripheral way? Is it a scholarly or popular treatment?